Pickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt
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- 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
- 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.
34comments inPickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt
I love your shows. It is a great way to learn about Mexican life, culture, food, and the country. I will try your tuna melt recipe. I am sure my wife would love it too.
Enjoy it you guys!
Fantastic! My husband loves them.
Yay, hugs to both!
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
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 😉 http://patijinich.com/pati_2020/pickling_jalapenos/
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
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!
Tausha Cincinnati, Ohio
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
Poblanos are usually very mild: http://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.
Love tuna melts. Will definitely try this one. Also thinking about using roast beef or chicken. Thanks.
Me too, Sandra! And beef and chicken will be great too.
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?
Oh give it a try…it will be great, Anne!
Connie Van Matre
This is an Amazing Delight, Many Thanks!
Yay! Thanks Connie.
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!
Thank YOU Theresa…enjoy them!
Theresa M Neville
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!
Yay! That popping sound is so fun.
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.
Oh thank you so much Jim!
I love Pablanos and have been experimenting with them. I’d really love to know your pickle recipe PLEASE😊🤗☺
Here it is Trish! http://patijinich.com/pati_2020/recipe/pickled-poblanos/
I am not a huge tuna melt fan but this was great 🙂
Tnere is no recipe for how to make it .
(Pickled poblano Rajas)
Please tell us how.
Here you go Julia: http://patijinich.com/pati_2020/recipe/pickled-poblanos/
I can’t wait to make these!!
Enjoy them, Julie!
Love this Recipe !!!!!