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OT: needing a great tuna fish salad recipe: OT

RRPRRP Posts: 23,015
Tomorrow my beloved of 53 years catches up to me at 75 years young. Over the years she would get on several kicks of just eating this or that for her lunch as we seldom ate together. Then she would stop and move on to something else. Her pattern left us this Summer with 38 can of "white abacore tuna in water". Yes, we could just take it to a food pantry, but we both have gotten on to liking an ocassional supper of tuna salad purchased from a local grocery deli fo $8 a pound.

Now with all that explained does anybody have a kick butt tuna salad recipe?...38 cans are a lot of tuna!
L, M, S &  Mini
Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

Ron
Dunlap, IL

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,692
    Happy Birthday to the wife and congratulations on making 53 years together. I was going to make a money joke but I have really been trying to do better and contain myself here on the forum. Sorry I can not help with the tuna. 

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  • Ron, google search barbie’s tuna salad. Good stuff imo. 
    Snellville, GA


  • I would not suggest using this recipe on all 38 cans though. Try a few recipes and let us know what you liked best. Whatever you do, don’t omit the curry in the barbie’s recipe. 
    Snellville, GA


  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,738
    Not an actual recipe but I hit mine with onion powder, garlic powder, dried basil, pepper, mayo, onions, sliced dill pickles, sliced raw jalapeños, lettuce, and dump some salsa in at the end. Mix together in a bowl and eat. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,206
    53 years with you... she’s a Saint for sure. Lol. Congratulations, @RRP !! 
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 15,422
    Have you tried the women’s auxiliary?
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  • Congratulations on 53 years!! Happy Birthday to your Mrs.

    Here's that recipe.


    Barbies Tuna Salad

    • 1 (7 ounce) can white tuna, drained and flaked
    • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
    • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
    • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
    • 1 pinch garlic powder
    Formerly @dharley prior to some password bs.

    LBGE, 36" Blackstone, bad liver & a broken heart

    Three Rivers, MI
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,362
    i keep it simple, mayo, celery, onion, a little mustard, pepper, lemon juice or capers.   theres also tuna casserole and tuna patties/cakes and tuna melts.  im not a fan of albacore packed in water, prefer the light tuna packed in oil. also like flaked salmon in omelets with bell pepper and tomatoes, bet tuna would work as well
  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,476
    Congrats on 53 years!!
    I would add that small diced celery would be a great addition to the Barbies recipe along with a pinch of salt and pepper.
    Large BGE, MiniMAX BGE, 2 Mini BGE's, R&V Fryer, 36" Blackstone Griddle, Camp Chef Dual Burner 40K BTU Stove
    BGE Chiminea
    Prosper, TX
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,611
    Good mayo like hellman's or dukes, and I have a heavy hand with the wickles relish. Plus onion and garlic powder, s&p, crushed red pepper, and a dash of cumin. 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • Congratulations on 53 years!! Happy Birthday to your Mrs.

    Here's that recipe.


    Barbies Tuna Salad

    • 1 (7 ounce) can white tuna, drained and flaked
    • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
    • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
    • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
    • 1 pinch garlic powder
    I love me some mayo, but 6 TBS to one can of tuna?
    It's a 302 thing . . .
  • I have made this and it's really good. I used jarred tuna, but the recipe also calls for canned. I used way less salt. Give it a try!

    https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/crostini-with-tuna-tapenade-recipe-1923551

    BTW, Ron, please say Happy Birthday to your lovely wife!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,737
    What? No tuna noodle casserole?
    2-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,561
    Congrats! - and I have one that my wife created years ago - its different..


    Basically - Tuna + Pico de gallo (variant) + little Franks red hot

    Tuna/Pico 'ceviche'  

    1 can tuna, lightly drained
    1 Roma tomato diced small
    1 thin slice of yellow onion, diced
    1-2-3 serrano peppers (depending on your tolerance) diced very small
    1/2 bunch of cilantro tops diced
    Juice of 1/2 juicy lime (smooth skin / not puckered)
    mix it all up and salt to taste

    We eat this on saltine crackers, and add a dash of Franks red hot per cracker.  

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • LetsEatLetsEat Posts: 309
    38 cans of tuna?!  :open_mouth:
    Rockford, IL LGBGE + Gaggenau EB388
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 2,241

    Congratulations on 53 years!! Happy Birthday to your Mrs.

    Here's that recipe.


    Barbies Tuna Salad

    • 1 (7 ounce) can white tuna, drained and flaked
    • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
    • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
    • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
    • 1 pinch garlic powder
    I love me some mayo, but 6 TBS to one can of tuna?
    Chicken of the sea we have are only 4 oz
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,015

    Congratulations on 53 years!! Happy Birthday to your Mrs.

    Here's that recipe.


    Barbies Tuna Salad

    • 1 (7 ounce) can white tuna, drained and flaked
    • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
    • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
    • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
    • 1 pinch garlic powder
    Thank you!!!

    We loved that recipe even though I used 10 oz instead.

    And Thank All of you for your birthday wishes and kind remarrks!
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,225
    I tried the Barbies recipe too. Except I had no sweet relish and used only 2 Tbls of Mayo. Very good!

    I have long been partial to Subway tuna sandwiches. A few years ago, I finally Googled the "recipe" and it turns out it's just chunk light tuna (in water) and mayo. Put that on an Amoroso (or other good quality) bun with shredded lettuce, green pepper and provolone! Or whatever you like in the way of fixin's. Delicious!

    And Happy Birthday to your wife!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Congratulations on 53 years!! Happy Birthday to your Mrs.

    Here's that recipe.


    Barbies Tuna Salad

    • 1 (7 ounce) can white tuna, drained and flaked
    • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
    • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
    • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
    • 1 pinch garlic powder
    I love me some mayo, but 6 TBS to one can of tuna?
    Just substitute the mayo with Greek yoghurt to your taste. 
  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 903
    We’ve always added 2 hard boiled eggs to a large can of tuna...diced onion and sweet pickle, salt and pepper, and just enough mayo to smooth it out.
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
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