ONLINE EXTRA: Kicked Up Tuna Melt
By: Herald Staff Report,
Kicked Up Tuna Melt
4 6-ounce cans solid white tuna packed in water, drained
½ cup kalamata or other brine-cured black olives, pitted and minced
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, plus more for spreading
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon capers, drained
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
4 slices rustic white bread, or other dense white bread
2 medium tomatoes, sliced, or 8 tomato slices
4 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced
Preheat the broiler and position the oven rack about 6 inches from the broiler.
Combine the tuna, olives, mayonnaise, red onion, capers, black pepper, lemon juice, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir until well mixed.
Arrange the bread slices on a work surface. Lightly spread each slice of bread with additional mayonnaise and top with 2 tomato slices each. Divide the tuna salad evenly among the 4 bread slices over the tomatoes. Top the tuna salad with slices of provolone.
Place sandwiches on a sheet tray and place under broiler. Cook until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 5 minutes.