Rating: 4.39 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

A searing, tongue igniting tuna melt that will satisfy the spicy food lover in your house. Served best with a pale ale (may need more than one to douse the flames on this bad boy). Feel free to adjust ingredients as desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 sandwiches
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and celery and season with a little kosher salt. Cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna, mustard, mayonnaise and the sauteed onion and celery. Season with cayenne, blackened seasoning, parsley, and hot pepper sauce. Spoon onto half of the bread slices. Top each one with a slice of pepperjack cheese and then the remaining slices of bread.

  • Spread butter onto the outsides of the sandwich. Fry in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown on the outside and cheese has melted, about 5 minutes total.

Nutrition Facts

743 calories; protein 43.5g; carbohydrates 27.2g; fat 51.2g; cholesterol 108.1mg; sodium 1647.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2011
This is hands down the best tuna melt on the planet. The flavors are spectacular! Husband is a bit leery of tuna but this one rocked his world! Mine too. Prepared exactly as written. Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2011
just ok Read More
(4)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2011
This is hands down the best tuna melt on the planet. The flavors are spectacular! Husband is a bit leery of tuna but this one rocked his world! Mine too. Prepared exactly as written. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2011
First time eating a Tune Melt. My husband and I loved it!!!! The spice added a good kick. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
I don't eat tuna and was looking for my husbands lunch and he loves it! I even think it smells good enough to try! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2009
WOW! I could eat the tuna all by itself. Amazing flavors! I also substituted the olive oil for the vegetable and used "Smart Balance" instead of butter but otherwise kept everything the same. Excellent! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2010
delicious! soooo many different flavors a new spin on the tuna melt Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2011
just ok Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2010
My husband is a very picky eater but we both loved this recipe! I will make it whenever we want tuna melts. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2010
This was the best tuna melt I have ever had. I loved the spicy flavors. The only thing I changed was to put it on chibatta bread and toast it on a panni pan. I couldn't stop eating the tuna fish cold. My husband and I just loved it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
love all the spice! i used olive oil (to replace the veg.) low fat mayo and half of the cheese. stuck under the broiler for a few seconds -- delicious! Read More
(3)