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This tuna melt recipe is dedicated to all those chefs who tell you to never, ever mix fish and cheese together; and yet there they are, at the diner at 2:00 in the morning. And you know what they eat? Tuna melts. And the reason they do is because they are delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
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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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  • Place tuna into a mixing bowl and lightly break it apart with a fork. Add celery, green onion, capers, mayonnaise, and chile paste. Pinch in small pieces mozzarella and stir to mix. Season with salt and black pepper; refrigerate tuna salad until needed.

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  • Preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Spread butter generously on both sides of French bread slices.

  • Broil buttered bread until golden brown on top, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip bread slices and broil other side until toasted, 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove from the oven and turn bread slices over on the baking sheet so the darkest sides are on the bottom.

  • Gently spread tuna salad onto bread slices using 2 forks. Press the salad onto the bread and spread tuna all the way to the edges of the bread. Spread shredded Cheddar over each sandwich. Dust tops with cayenne pepper.

  • Place sandwiches under the broiler and cook until cheese is melted and bubbling, 5 to 6 minutes.

Tips

Use a baking dish underneath your sheet pan if you need to move your food slightly closer to the broiler flame.

Nutrition Facts

594 calories; protein 36.4g; carbohydrates 22.9g; fat 39.5g; cholesterol 81.6mg; sodium 918.2mg. Full Nutrition
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