Friday, May 1, 2009

Fast And Furious Friday Meal-FANCY TUNA MELTS...And we have us a winner!



First of all let me announce my two winners For the COUNTRY BOB'S GIVEAWAY....

MARY from MY NEW 30

And Helen, from PAPRIKA IS GOOD, BUT NOT IN COFFEE

Ladies, please email me with your address and Country Bob will ship you your free sauce!
*The only catch, is I want you to come back and share one of the recipes your made on my blog, if you would be so kind!


Now, on to the speedy meal.

This is one of Rachael Ray's 30 minute meals from my EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY Cookbook. It would be perfect to serve at a nice ladies luncheon, shower or get together with friends. Fancy enough to serve for supper too.

FANCY TUNA MELTS



YOU WILL NEED:



1/2 cup sherry vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 baguette, halved lengthwise then crosswise, toasted
1 clove garlic, halved
Four 6-ounce tuna steaks
3 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Dijon mustard
1/2 cup cornichons, halved lengthwise (Or use tiny gherkins)
1/2 pound thinly sliced fontina, Swiss or gruyère cheese (I used Swiss)
Grated peel of 1 lemon


1. In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar and bay leaf; season with pepper and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the onion, cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Drain.
2. Rub the toasted bread with the garlic. Season the tuna with salt, pepper and the thyme. In a skillet, heat the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the tuna and cook until just about opaque, about 5 minutes. Flake the tuna into chunky pieces.
3. Preheat the broiler. Spread a light layer of mustard on each baguette slice, then top with tuna, onions, cornichons and cheese. Place on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is melted.

For lunch, you can add some fancy schmancy uniquely flavored chips, or for supper, add a nice spring salad.

NOW, I NEED YOU TO LINK YOUR FAVORITE FAST AND FURIOUS MEAL IN MY COMMENT SECTION!

THE MORE THE MERRIER!

8 comments:

  1. Yay!! I emailed you my address and can't wait to give this sauce a spin. Thanks!! I'll email ya what I come up with.

    I have always loved tuna melts - these sound so grownup and yummy!!

    Thanks again!! Can't wait to try it.

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  2. OK, congrats to Mary but Helen cheated. Just because she doesn't point out your typos, YOU PICKED HER!!

    You really should spell Rachael's name right, you know, just in case she ever features your blog on her show or something. Just sayin'.....

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  3. Mary- I will be looking forward to your recipe!

    Candace- A car salesman who we all know and love drew two names- I would NEVER cheat! Now misspell someone's name...that's another story.

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  4. You guys are funny! and the recipe looks great.... and I see you corrected the spelling... some people are picky picky picky...
    LOL

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  5. Those tuna melts look so much better than the kind my mom used to make with velveeta and canned tuna (they were surprisingly good though)

    My favorite fast and furious meals off the top of my head - Mexican Beans and Rice, Fettucini Alfredo. There are others but my mind has bogged down.

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  6. Tiffany- I'm a lover of velveeta although it's a processed food. Mexican beans and rice would be great to serve for Cinco de Mayo!

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  7. I am so happy that you posted this!! I have often thought of Tuna melts with "real" tuna!! Now, I know how to make them!! :-D Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend!

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  8. That is what I call the rolls royce of tuna melts.. looks fantastic.

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