Drunken Tuna Melts

Let’s make a TOAST!

To With tuna…and cheese…annnnnnnnd…

Grape jelly?!

Drunken Tuna Melts for #strangebutgood Friday via www.kissmybroccoliblog.com

I sthwear you guyths, I’m not unther the alfluence of inkahol!

SBG The Wino Edition

A little #strangebutgood buzz? Now that’s another sthory! Laura may not be able to DRINK wine right now*, but I thappen to think she wearsh it quite niceschly! 😉

*Be sure to hop on over to Sprint 2 The Table and wish my girl good luck on her figure competition this weekend!!

Drunken Tuna Melts with Blue Cheese and Cabernet Sauvignon Jelly #strangebutgood on www.kissmybroccoliblog.com

But seriously, I’ve realized that, since I discovered the blogging community and basically opened Pandora’s box with my foodie creativity, I will probably NEVER eat a “normal” meal again. This week’s addition to my #strangebutgood repertoire is a prime example…I was halfway through eating my FIRST one before I even realized it was a bit…um, odd? I was just excited to use my boozy jam again!

Cabernet Sauvignon Jam

Then it was all like, quick we need photographic evidence! THEN I held on to it all for over a week because I couldn’t figure out what to call it…thanks for saving the #strangebutgood day, Melissa! 😀

Drunken Tuna Melt - My latest #strangebutgood addiction! www.kissmybroccoliblog.com

Drunken Tuna Melt with Blue Cheese & Savignon Jelly...strange but DEFINITELY good!

Sweet baby Cheezus! 😆

I actually find it kinda funny that I have such a love for tuna melts…especially since I never grew up with them…I guess this is just my way of making up for lost time and the quirky combos are just me embracing my inner weird kid a bonus! Hey, at least I didn’t put ketchup on top!

“Drunken” Tuna Melt

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 minutes

Keywords: broil sandwich salad entrée high protein tuna

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

  • 2-3 slices of whole wheat bread (I used P28)
  • 1 5oz. can Wild Planet wild albacore tuna or 1 cup cooked chickpeas for vegetarian option
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/8 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Cabernet Sauvignon (or grape) jelly/jam
  • 1 Tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon shredded gouda cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dash of Italian seasoning

Instructions

1. Turn oven to low broil.
2. Place bread slices on a sheet pan under broiler for 3-5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
4. Remove bread slices from oven, flip over and top with tuna mixture.
5. If desired, add a bit more jam to top of mixture, sprinkle with cheese and spices and return to oven until cheese has melted (2-3 minutes).
6. Serve with roasted vegetables and kale chips or side salad for a well-balanced meal.

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Drunken Tuna Melt with Roasted Veggies and Kale Chips

Of course, if you want to get SUPER strange, you could always forget the bread altogether and stuff your tuna melt in a friggin’ SQUASH…

Drunken Tuna Melt in a Butternut Squash... #strangebutGENIUS! ;)

But if your on a kick like me, the kale chips are NOT optional! 😉

Oh lord, if only my veggie-hating, chicken nugget and French fry loving five year old self could see me now!

Were you a picky eater growing up?

What was your favorite “odd” food pairing when you were little?
I honestly wasn’t really into strange combos as a kid, but I loved me some fried SPAM with ketchup and hot dogs straight out of the fridge in the summer! 😀

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