Hint – even though that croissant looks great, it’s not the croissant that made this tuna salad sandwich so good. Read on to find out my fix.
I’m not really sure exactly why tuna doesn’t have flavor anymore. Maybe people are afraid of the taste of fish, “Fish! Ew!” Perhaps their mothers gave them tuna in water because it has virtually no flavor and those children grew up with those kinds of tuna sandwiches and thought that’s the way tuna is supposed to taste. Ok, I’ll give you the lower grades of tuna don’t taste that great – except to the cat. But even the higher grade albacore that tastes great raw in sushi or charred on the grill fails miserably in a can of water. Tuna in oil is much tastier, but – oh God forbid, oil! We have been bamboozled into thinking that fat is killing us when in fact, it’s sugar.
My philosophy is that everything is okay as long as it’s in moderation. If you’re eating 60 or 70 grams of sugar a day, yeah, your health is going to suffer. But if you limit it to maybe 20 grams of sugar and 40 grams of fat a day, you should be good. And, yes, it’s okay to have something sweet once in a while, and it’s okay to have something high fat once in a while, too – not just every day.
~~ -- Salad -- ~~
- 1 5 oz can Albacore Tuna in Oil, drained
- 1 tablespoon Mayonaise
- 1/8 teaspoon Anchovy paste
- 1 tablespoon Red onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Justice
- 1/2 teaspoon Sunny Paris Herb Blend
- 1/8 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
~~ -- Sandwich -- ~~
- 4 leaves Lettuce
- 2 Croissant
- Mix the salad together and let it chill for a while so the flavors to meld.
- Cut the croissants and stuff them with the tuna salad and a few pieces of lettuce.