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ways to "hide" canned tuna taste...?

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by SCHTEEVIE, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. CaptainEvers

    CaptainEvers Active Member

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    I used to squeeze a wedge (maybe 2?) of lime into the drained can of albacore.. Now, I just buy the Star Creations in a pouch.. My wife doesn't like it, but I love it.. Use it as a topping on low fat triscuits..
     
  2. vertigo88

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    Probably would depend on your diet, as far as carbs go, but I find canned tuna hides very well in veggie pasta sauce. I toss it in the sauce at the end if I don't have chicken or beef around.

    Another way I enjoy it is tuna cakes. same idea as crab cakes, but I use oats, an egg, whatever spices you want and broil, bbq or slow pan fry. Works well and cheaper than crab.....but so not as good as crab.
     
  3. Brian Golden

    Brian Golden Well-Known Member

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    You could always take a little time to prepare..

    All I do is put in some EVOO and BBQ sauce, obviously this goes in a bowl and not directly into the can.

    People will always ask you what you are eating, simply inform them and let them judge.
     
  4. SWO LIFE

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    At work I take the minute rice quick microwave cups, 3oz of tuna and mix it with Texas Pete, though I feel the same as the author, I am kind of getting bored of this. By the afternoon it's not what I'm craving.
     
  5. ashraf

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    well the way i make tuna might just impress u ;)
    mix Tuna, chopped tomato, Onion & green chilly (1 or 2), sweet corn (tastes great with tuna) & Spinach.
    your Tuna salad is ready. It tastes great. have it with brown bread if you want. or eat it just like that.
    for much better taste mix it with yogurt.

    Have fun.... cheers.
     
  6. Rogozhin

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    Buy salmon. :lol:
     
  7. snevensmores

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    Wow, you guys really pimp out your tuna (no pun intended). I'm too lazy to go through all the trouble that you guys go through.

    I drain a can of tuna, put it on a plate, add non-fat cottage cheese to my desire, and put some salsa on top (I know the OP said he wasn't a salsa fan). Sometimes I'll put all of that on a bed of rice. I just pop it into the microwave until warm. The cottage cheese will melt a bit, too. Mmmmm....
     
  8. GreaseVeteran

    GreaseVeteran Well-Known Member

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    I eat my tuna straight out of the can with basil and healthy cooking oil e.g. Smart Balance Omega. It's the closest thing you can get to real tuna pesto flavor. :neener:
     
  9. moltar

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    How about red onion and mayo, pepper and salt to taste. Mash it all well together. Makes extremely delicious spread or tuna salad kind of deal :)
     
  10. ConfuddledPanda

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    1/2 tin tomatoes
    1/4tsp cinamon
    1/2 tsp ground coriander
    Pepper and salt to taste
    --Reduce for ~30mins

    Add ricotta, spinach, pamesan, tuna

    Tried it yesterday without the spinach, wasn't so bad. You can add the spinach to get that in there
     
  11. andyv12

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    Hi there Schteevie,.Just 2 very simple ideas, have you tried apple cider vinegar? if you havent you will be pleasently suprised with a fresh crisp salad. Also what about yellow fin tuna, yes it does come in oil but wouldnt worry 2 much about that especially if drained, it does'nt have that dry bittery taste :eat:its great, it does cost a little more but i dont mind either. Hope this is of use .
     
  12. Phoenix

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    Tuna + mayo + avocado, mixed well is very nice :nod:

    Also Tuna + mayo + corn relish is good too!

    Tuna omlettes can be alright as well, grilled tuna, avo, cheese on wholemeal/grain bread is a treat.
     
  13. TheLemonSong

    TheLemonSong Well-Known Member

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    No one mentioned egg whites and then rolling the tuna in oats and then cooking it?

    You can make "burgers"!

    Try this:
    1 can tuna
    1 Egg's worth of egg whites
    a few pinches of oats from your standard oatmeal can
    Diced onions/garlic/olives to your own taste
    salt/pepper/paprika

    Remove the tuna from the can and put it in a bowl with everything above and fold in the eggwhites.
    Dont' throw away the can from the tuna can!
    When you've mixed everything in, push the mixture back into the can of tuna.
    Then use the can to cook the tuna in your pan with whatever oil/cooking spray you use on the pan.

    The end result is a circular "burger" looking thing that tastes delicious!!
     
  14. pin-up_girl

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    have you ever tried ceviche? the traditional recipe asks for fresh fish (it can be tuna), raw marinated in lemon juice but this takes a while, you can also use can tuna like I do :) tastes a little different but still pretty nice.

    just chop some tomatoes, onions and cilantro, mix it up with the tuna and add lemon juice and a bit of salt, this is the simple fast version but you can also add carrots, cucumber, celery, clamato, tabasco sauce and avocado.

    this is supposed to be eaten with tostadas or tortilla chips but since I can't eat that I just use a fork.
     
  15. Primalman

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    Im pretty simple in my eating habits. I grab a big bowl, toss in about 2 cups raw spinach, 1 diced tomatoe, diced red onion to taste, 1 can drained tuna packed in water. Sprinkle with a 4:1 ratio evoo and balsamic vinegar. Top it with a mess of fresh ground black pepper to taste and enjoy.

    I also wanted to add that some posters are speaking of canned tuna, others of yellow-fin tuna. The latter comes uncook and not canned and is delicious, but much more costly than canned tuna.

    When I do treat myself to a portion of yummie yellow-fin tuna, my favorit preperation is to get a skillt quite hot, liberally sprinkle blackening spice on both sides of the tuna. Spray pan with no stick cooking spray. Cook about 1 min on each side for a nice medium rare chuck of good protien that puts the best cut of beef to shame Imho.
     
  16. Marvin

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    Had a coworker whose idea of lunch every day was 2 soft taco whole wheat tortillas, a can of tuna, and mustard. He'd open the tuna, drain it, then put 1/2 on each tortilla with some mustard, roll it up and eat it.

    Don't think you can simplify it much more than that! :tu:
     
  17. philph

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    Tuna and sea-vegetable soup is quite nice.
     

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