Pati Jinich poblano rajas tuna melt

Pickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt

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Pickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt

Sándwich de Atún con Rajas de Poblano en Escabeche

Recipe Yield

4 sandwiches

Cooking time

7 minutes

Rate this recipe

3.75 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 7-ounce cans of tuna in water or oil drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • To taste kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 8 slices rye bread lightly toasted
  • 2 Pickled Poblanos stems removed and sliced into strips
  • 4 thick slices muenster cheese or 8 thin slices

To Prepare

  • In a mixing bowl, mash the tuna with a fork until well shredded. Combine it with the mayo, lime juice and salt to taste.
  • Pre-heat the broiler, or you can use toaster oven.
  • Divide the tuna mixture between four slices of bread. Divide the poblano strips on top of the tuna, and top with the cheese. Place under broiler, or in the toaster oven, until the cheese is melted.
  • Place the remaining slices of toasted bread on top to close the sandwiches and serve.

Comments

30comments inPickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt

  1. judy k

    Jun 27

    Patti how do you think the peppers will hold up to can this recipe. I would love to give as gifts but never canned peppers before. Love it

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 27

      Hey Judy, these pickled poblanos are perfect to can and give as a gift, it is a great idea. Also, pickled jalapenos make great gifts for people to eat them in sandwiches, tortas, quesadillas and more. Here is my recipe for you! Good luck 😉 https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/pickling_jalapenos/

  2. La Johnson

    May 02

    Patie, I served the tuna melt to some of my family members that visit. And they were all crazy in love with the sandwich. Very tasty and flavorful and also very elegant to serve. Its a meal it itself. Thank you

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 02

      Awesome!

  3. Suzie

    Nov 28

    This was soooo good! Who knew pickled poblanos,cheese, and tuna were a match made in heaven! I will be sure to make tuna sandwiches like this all the time. Great recipe!

    1. Pati

      Nov 29

      Awesome, Suzie!

  4. Tausha Cincinnati, Ohio

    Nov 13

    I will try this recipe, but are the pablano’s spicy? I don’t eat lots of spicy food. If I do it has to be a very mild spice

    1. Pati

      Nov 14

      Poblanos are usually very mild: https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/poblano_peppers/ If you happen to get a spicy one and you want them to be fairly mild, once you roast and cut them, let them soak in warm water mixed with a tablespoon of brown sugar for 10 to 30 minutes, then drain.

  5. Sandra Robinson

    Nov 13

    Love tuna melts. Will definitely try this one. Also thinking about using roast beef or chicken. Thanks.

    1. Pati

      Nov 14

      Me too, Sandra! And beef and chicken will be great too.

  6. Anne Hoffman

    Oct 13

    Hola Pati! Anne Hoffman here. Would you ever try this with chicken?

    I was thinking grilled chicken, rajas on top, and cheese on top of that. Not a tuna fan, and I don’t know that this would work with chicken salad. Que opinas?

    1. Pati

      Oct 13

      Oh give it a try…it will be great, Anne!

  7. Connie Van Matre

    Aug 14

    This is an Amazing Delight, Many Thanks!

    1. Pati

      Aug 14

      Yay! Thanks Connie.

  8. Theresa

    Jun 12

    I made this tonite – it was EXCELLENT!! So much fun grilling the poblanos. I had to put in 4 TB mayo into the tuna, 2 TB just wasn’t holding it together. We are having it again tomorrow. Thanks for an awesome recipe!

    1. Pati

      Jun 13

      Thank YOU Theresa…enjoy them!

  9. Theresa M Neville

    Jun 12

    I just finished making the pickled poblanos. They look amazing. I roasted them on the grill. It took no time at all. It was fun hearing the seeds pop in the peppers. Dinner will be special tonight! Thank you!

    1. Pati

      Jun 13

      Yay! That popping sound is so fun.

  10. Jim Blomquist

    Apr 10

    Very tasty! Not one of those “you’ve had them a thousand times tuna sandwiches.” We love the rajas in many dishes. The more I make your recipes the more I am impressed. Thanks.

    1. Pati

      Apr 12

      Oh thank you so much Jim!

  11. Trish

    Apr 08

    I love Pablanos and have been experimenting with them. I’d really love to know your pickle recipe PLEASE😊🤗☺

  12. James McCann

    Feb 22

    I am not a huge tuna melt fan but this was great 🙂

    1. Pati

      Feb 23

      Yay!

  13. Julia Chisley

    Feb 14

    Tnere is no recipe for how to make it .
    (Pickled poblano Rajas)

    Please tell us how.

    Thank you

  14. Julie

    Feb 13

    I can’t wait to make these!!

    1. Pati

      Feb 14

      Enjoy them, Julie!

  15. Kelly

    Jan 02

    Love this Recipe !!!!!

    1. Pati

      Jan 02

      Yay!!!

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