Pickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt

Pickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt

Sándwich de Atún con Rajas de Poblano en Escabeche
4 sandwiches
Pati Jinich
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pati's mexican table, Poblano, Sandwich, tuna, tuna melt
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Pickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 13 "More Than Just a Meal"


  • 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.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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?

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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