Oregon Albacore Tuna Melt Recipe

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Try this Oregon Albacore Tuna Melt Recipe

This classic sandwich gets a Northwest makeover. Oregon albacore tuna meets mustard, pickles, balsamic vinegar and a melty layer of Tillamook® Sharp Cheddar.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Makes: 4 Servings

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 cans albacore tuna (6 oz cans)
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced basil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split
  • Dijon mustard and mayonnaise, for spreading
  • 8 slices of Tillamook® Sharp Cheddar or Tillamook® Swiss Cheese (¼-inch-thick)
  • 24 slices garlic dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons Tillamook® Unsalted Butter softened at room temperature

Recipe Instructions:

1) In a medium bowl, mix tuna, red onion, olive oil, vinegar, basil, and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper.
2) Heat a panini press or griddle. Spread the cut sides of the rolls with mustard and mayonnaise and top each roll half with a slice of cheese.
3) Spread the tuna salad on the bottoms and cover with the pickles. Close the sandwiches and spread the outsides of the rolls with butter.
4) Place the sandwiches on the press or griddle and cook over moderate heat until the cheese is melted, about 6 minutes. To make sure the sandwiches are fully cooked, open them up and place in a 450°F oven for about 1 minute.
5) Remove from oven, close sandwiches, cut in half, and serve.