Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 mins
Rachael Ray, 'Just In Time'
Make and share this Provencal Tuna Melts recipe from Food.com.
- 1 baguette
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3 (6 ounce) canswhite tuna in water, drained and flaked
- 6 fresh tarragon sprigs, leaves only, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup fresh basil leaf, chopped (about 10 leaves)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup pitted good-quality black olives or 1⁄2 cup green olives, chopped
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons capers, drained
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- black pepper
- 8 slices gruyere cheese
- Split the baguette horizontally and cut into 4 pieces.
- Open each piece and slather with butter.
- Place a large skillet over medium heat; add the bread, buttered side down, and toast until deep golden brown, 3-4 minutes.
- Work in 2 batches if the pan is not large enough.
- Preheat the broiler.
- In a bowl, combine the tuna with the herbs, olives, shallots, capers, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil.
- Mix well and season with pepper to taste.
- Working on a baking sheet, fill the toasted baguette with tuna.
- Cover the mounded tuna with 2 slices of Gruyere and place the sammies under the broiler until the cheese is bubbly, 2 minutes.
- Serve hot.