Recipe by Acerast
Here's a traditional French sadwich from "Real Simple, Meals Made Easy" by Reneee Schettler. This certainly brings canned tuna into the realm of "gourmet".
Top Review by SarasotaCook
Nice sandwich. I used fresh tuna only cuz I had some which I love, but canned would work just as well. I did use red leaf I like it better than green leaf, but still of a soft green lettuce. nice simple flavors. And capers, what could be bad that has capers in it. NOTHING. I love them. Nice sandwich! Enjoyed as did my co workers. Make 2 big baguettes.
- 1 baguette
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 head green leaf lettuce (or Boston luttuce)
- 2 plum tomatoes, sliced crosswise
- 1⁄2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1⁄3 cup kalamata olive, pitted and roughly chopped
- 1⁄3 cup fresh basil leaf
- 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained and roughly chopped (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Halve the baguette lengthwise, then cut it crosswise into 4 portions.
- Remove some of the light, fluffy bread from the center and reserve for another use (such as bread crumbs).
- In a medium bowl, combine the tuna, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and 1 Tablespoon of the oil.
- Place a few lettuce leaves on both halves of each baguette portion.
- top the bottom halves with the tuna mixture, tomatoes, onion, olives, basil and capers (if using).
- Drizzle with the remaining oil.
- Cover with the top half of each baguette portion and press gently but firmly.
- Enjoy or wrap and tote to your favorite outdoor activity.