Tuna Melt

This version of the diner classic is enlivened with the tangy flavors of red pepper, lemon, and ketchup.

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Tuna Melt

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    4 English muffins 2 - 6 oz (170 g) cans albacore tuna, drained
    1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp ketchup
    1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped 6 tbsp mayonnaise
    4 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced Grated zest of 1 lemon
    2 shallots, finely chopped 4 large, thin slices sharp Cheddar cheese, halved diagonally


    Prep: 15 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Position a broiler rack 6 inches (15 cm) from the heat and preheat. Split the muffins and toast.

    • 2

      Heat the oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add the red pepper, scallions, and shallots. Cook, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Add the tuna, breaking up the chunks with a fork. Cook for about 1 minute, until the tuna is heated through. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the ketchup, 2 tbsp of the mayonnaise, and the lemon zest.

    • 3

      Spread the remaining mayonnaise over the cut sides of the muffins. Spread 4 muffin halves with the tuna mixture and arrange the cheese triangles on top.

    • 4

      Grill until the cheese melts. Top with the remaining 4 muffin halves. Serve at once.

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