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    Rob Evans Tuna Melt

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    VLizzle's Note:

    Rob Evans is the chef at Hugo's, located in Portland, Maine. This is his version of a not straight-from-the-can tuna sandwich. An Italian tuna, Gruyère cheese, charred-rosemary mayonnaise tuna sandwich. I have also posted the recipe for the charred-rosemary mayonnaise which makes this sandwich out of this world. Tuna Melts are my favorite sandwich. I made this today for lunch and I will never use another recipe again!

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    Serves: 2


    hearty ...

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Gently flake tuna and place in stainless-steel bowl.
    2. 2
      Fold in desired amount of mayo, chopped celery, and celery seed, adding salt and pepper to taste.
    3. 3
      Lay bread on work surface.
    4. 4
      Spread tuna on two slices and layer with Gruyère.
    5. 5
      Top with remaining bread slices and press lightly with the palm of your hand to bring tuna just to the edges of each sandwich.
    6. 6
      Melt a small amount of butter in a skillet over low heat and toast sandwiches until cheese melts and bread is golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side.
    7. 7
      Transfer to cutting board and cut in half on diagonal.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 27, 2008


      This was a quick and easy, yet tasty dinner for a busy night. The flavor was excellent, even though I did not make the Rosemary Mayonnaise and used lite mayo in its place. Next time I will go all out and make the mayo as well. Tuna with Gruyere is a lovely combo. Thanks for posting!

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    • on March 06, 2008


      Don't think I've ever made a tuna melt for myself, although I've ordered them at restaurants before! This one has a great taste, especially using the recipe's gruyere cheese along with the slices of winter wheat bread that I had on hand! I even went all out & made Vera's Rob Evan's Charred Rosemary Mayonnaise to use here, & it, too, was great! Thanks for posting them! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my invitees in AUS/NZ Recipe Swap, Mar 08]

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    • on February 23, 2008

      I'd love to make this because it sounds delicious, but I can't find the recipe for the charred rosemary mayonnaise... am I overlooking it somewhere?

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    Nutritional Facts for Rob Evans Tuna Melt

    Serving Size: 1 (300 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 675.5
    Calories from Fat 336
    Total Fat 37.4 g
    Saturated Fat 13.6 g
    Cholesterol 135.1 mg
    Sodium 1133.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 79.7 g

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