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    Tuna fixer-uppers

    This thread is dedicated to all my tuna-fixer-uppers.

    Years of competition and budgeting (as a student who also competes)...having tuna as main source of protein... made it a necessity to learn to love..or at least respect it as a superfood in it's own right.


    Didn't make it more bearable tho... so over the years i found ways to make it bearable.

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    Tuna has always made me gag, im interested in seeing what some people have come up with to liven the taste a bit.

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    Tuna..and avacado salad


    Home-made salad dressing:

    1 tbsp Virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp Unrefined coconut oil (for exotic flavour)
    1 tsp basil
    1 tsp oregano
    1 tsp saffron
    1-2 splashes tabasco (for kick)

    Mix these ingredients together in a container and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes

    In a desert plate combine

    2 slices of avacado ...1" thick (cut into chunks)
    1-2 slices mild cheese cut into slivers(not to strong a flavour... you don't want to drown out the taste os the avacado...or salad dressin)

    Serve the salad dressing over this ensemble and you're good to go

    Vaguely spicey...Protein/Fat meal...with an exotic feel.

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    I like it with a little olive oil, just 2 good mayo, splenda, peanuts, and pepper. Sounds gross but try it.....

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    That sounds good, but I wonder if tuna pizza can top it.

    1 12 oz can of tuna
    4 eggs or equivalent egg whites
    1 cup of brocoli
    whatever seasonings you want
    shredded cheese

    Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. While this is preheating, perform the following.
    1. Pam a small skillet
    2. put the tuna and frozen brocoli in the skillet
    3. Place skillet on stove and place on medium high heat
    4. Season and whisk eggs
    5. After tuna and brocoli are warm and partially cooked, pour whisked eggs around the tuna.
    6. With spatula, move brocoli and tuna to where it is in the eggs.
    7. wait a minute or so for bottom of pizza to cook.
    8. Top with cheese
    9. Throw skillet in oven for 10 - 15 minutes.

    and after the 15 minutes is up, you'll have a nice tuna, brocoli, and cheese pie.

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    Tuna topping


    (This is an easy and fast fixer-upper...and it kicks barbecue sauce's ┼SS!)

    Ingredients:
    1 Medium onion (cut into rings)
    3-5 cloves Garlic diced (to taste rather... i love garlic)
    1-3 tbsp Ketchup (low-carb ketchup + 2-3 pacs of splenda if you're dieting)
    1-3 tsp Curry powder
    Cayenne pepper to taste
    1 tsp Mustard (optional... adds colour and reinforces the curry flavour)
    1-3 cups of water
    1 tsp Cumin (optional...adds minty kick)

    Instructions

    Combine water, cayenne pepper, ketchup, mustard and curry in a pot
    Bring these to a boil (these are the base flavour thus need to be added first) stirring all the way

    Add the remaining ingredients and allow it to come to a boil once more.


    Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer... at and after this point, stir at regular intervals to prevent sticking as the natural sugars caramelise

    in about 1/2 hour the mixture should have boiled down to 1/2 it's original volume..and the consistency should be that of gravy...

    Makes a lovely low-calorie topping... best served warm

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    Sounds nice Mike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narkissos
    Tuna topping


    (This is an easy and fast fixer-upper...and it kicks barbecue sauce's ┼SS!)

    Ingredients:
    1 Medium onion (cut into rings)
    3-5 cloves Garlic diced (to taste rather... i love garlic)
    1-3 tbsp Ketchup (low-carb ketchup + 2-3 pacs of splenda if you're dieting)
    1-3 tsp Curry powder
    Cayenne pepper to taste
    1 tsp Mustard (optional... adds colour and reinforces the curry flavour)
    1-3 cups of water
    1 tsp Cumin (optional...adds minty kick)

    Instructions

    Combine water, cayenne pepper, ketchup, mustard and curry in a pot
    Bring these to a boil (these are the base flavour thus need to be added first) stirring all the way

    Add the remaining ingredients and allow it to come to a boil once more.


    Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer... at and after this point, stir at regular intervals to prevent sticking as the natural sugars caramelise

    in about 1/2 hour the mixture should have boiled down to 1/2 it's original volume..and the consistency should be that of gravy...

    Makes a lovely low-calorie topping... best served warm
    This recipe can be modified in numerous ways...

    Today i added 1 cup of soya chunks and a pepper puree... along with a tsp of coconut oil (negligeble fat)

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    i hate tuna. I used to never eat it. But i read last week that taco bell sauce makes it good. WOW I eat it once or twice a day. Tastes AWESOME. Mild Taco Bell sauce + Tuna = tastes like chicken. But thats me.

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    I add mayo, a few pieces of some hard cheese (like parmesan) and sliced pickles....

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    if u can get away with the fat.....
    1 can of tuna
    2 tbl spoon of reg. mayo(22g of fat)
    diced pickle
    diced celery
    diced carrot
    black pepper
    and a splash of mustard,

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    I've made tuna many difference ways over the years. Here's what I'm doing now. Its a receipe to save time, but still taste good.

    ingredients
    tuna fish
    low fat mayo
    hot peppers
    relish

    That's it. First I wash the tuna out in a strainer to get all the fish taste out, then ring out in paper towels. I use low fat mayo b/c I like to load up the mayo and full fat mayo would provide too many calories. The hot peppers come diced in the jar, so all you have to do is add a spoonful or two. And another spoonful of relish. Nice and quick. Tastes great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JdJuicer
    I've made tuna many difference ways over the years. Here's what I'm doing now. Its a receipe to save time, but still taste good.

    ingredients
    tuna fish
    low fat mayo
    hot peppers
    relish

    That's it. First I wash the tuna out in a strainer to get all the fish taste out, then ring out in paper towels. I use low fat mayo b/c I like to load up the mayo and full fat mayo would provide too many calories. The hot peppers come diced in the jar, so all you have to do is add a spoonful or two. And another spoonful of relish. Nice and quick. Tastes great.
    only problem i see is there is no fats or carbs, just protein... maybe a few sugars from the relish, but that's it. I would add some flax or olive oil...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitnessguy
    only problem i see is there is no fats or carbs, just protein... maybe a few sugars from the relish, but that's it. I would add some flax or olive oil...
    Mayo bro. I know I said low fat, but I load it up.

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    Thanks for all the replies..make this a kick-┼ss thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by JdJuicer
    Mayo bro. I know I said low fat, but I load it up.
    i see...have some tuna with your mayo??

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    Can't take credit for this one, but if you're bulking it's bomb -

    needed:
    1 can tuna
    2 tablespoons mayo
    1 potato

    mix the tuna/mayo up real nice and deep like (dodgeball baby) and spread it over a baked potato. Try it... it's killer.

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    mashed patatoes with Mayo and tuna. Mix till creamy and add tobasco.
    emmm emmm gooooood

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    tuna ,mayo,celery,tabasco,dreid red peppers,lemmon,salt,pepper and a little dill ,sets it straight..

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    bump for new additions

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    Tuna
    Fat free mayo
    Jalapeno peppers
    Celery perhaps
    1-2 tbspOlive oil
    VERY EATABLE
    There are also flavored tuna packets you can buy with equivalent nutritional content. Mix them with the ingredients stated above and mmmm

    good pro/fat meal

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    those tuna cakes are amazing..but i modified it just a little bit cause i just always do lol...
    i take...

    1 can tuna
    chopped onion(however much you like)
    1 chopped pepper
    teriyaki sauce just to likeing
    garlic chili sauce
    salt and pepper
    chili powder
    garlic powder or fresh garlic
    paprika
    1/2 cup raw oats
    1 or 2 egg whites
    soy sauce

    now what i do cause i dont need to have perfect 'patties'

    i just sautee the onions and peppers while mixing everything else in a bowl after the peppers and onions are somewhat soft i mix them into the mix...little bit of extra virgin olive oil and just dump my contents into the pan and let sit over medium heat for like 5-10 min stirring and flipping...

    i love it and so did everyone else ive made eat it

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    umm

    good stuff, thanks miked. I ate that last night. I also recommend gunit's teriyiki patties.

    I'm gonna make one of thoses sauces or dressings soon too nark.

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    Tuna + Bruschetta = teh w1n

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    Old bay and tbs of olive oil tastes great to me but i love tuna

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    Tuna
    1 tbsp hot relish
    2 tbsp jalepeno peppers
    2 tbsp low fat mayo
    2 tbsp shredded carrots
    chopped onion
    slice of nonfat cheddar melted on top
    amazing!

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    Tuna
    Black Beans
    Diced Onion
    Diced Tomatos
    Diced Jalepenos
    FF Shredded Cheese
    Taco Seasoning
    hot Sauce

    Mix it all together and mmmmmm mmmmmm Fiberous Proteiny greatness!

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    Which is the preferred tuna - in brine or in oil?

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    tropical tuna sald

    2 cans of tuna in H20
    1 can of crushed pineapple (drained)
    1 med. cucumer
    1 large tomatoe
    1/2 red onion
    1 whole lime or lime juice
    salt and peper to taste

    Dice the cucumber, tomatoe and onion.
    Mix it in a bowl with the tuna (drained)
    mix the crushed pineapple in there too
    squeeze a fresh lime over it


    and there you go its sweet and tangy great for lean bulking

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    diet tuna recipe

    I like this for cutting. pretty good for a strict diet!!

    can tuna
    3 radishes
    pickle
    2 stalks celery

    Put veggies in food processer until finely diced or minced. Put in bowl, add tuna, splash of vinegar, and mustard, black pepper and crushed red pepper to taste. (tobasco is a nice addition too) Awesome when rolled up in lettuce with tomato.

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    I saw this here and since it has not been updated in a while, I have a good tuna fixer-uper:


    1-2 cans tuna (drained)
    chopped onions
    hint of garlic
    pepper
    tabasco (optional)


    Mix in small mixing bowl

    place in preheated skillet and stir for about 5-10 min. depending on heat
    keep warm on low heat.

    then cook 1/2-1 cup brown rice

    10-35 min later depending on rice, add tuna to rice and enjoy!!!!

    Let me know if you like it.

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    tuna buns with egg's & cheese

    4 ounces shredded American cheese, about 1 cup
    3 large eggs, hard-cooked, chopped
    1 can (7 ounces) tuna, drained, flaked
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
    1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion, optional
    2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
    1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
    8 sesame buns
    butter, softened

    In a bowl, combine the shredded cheese, chopped eggs, tuna, mayonnaise, chopped celery and onion, relish, and salt. spread split sides of buns with a little butter. Spread the bottom half of each roll with tuna mixture.

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    Tuna Pot Pie - This delicious tuna pie is made with tuna, homemade creamy sauce, mixed vegetables, seasoning, and pastry.

    1/4 cup butter
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning blend or dash garlic and dried parsley
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    dash dried thyme, crumbled
    2 cups milk
    1 large can (12 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked, or 2 small (6 to 7 ounce) cans
    2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
    2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    pastry for single 9-inch pie

    In a large saucepan melt butter; add onion and cook over medium-low heat until tender. Blend in flour. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, the pepper, herb seasoning blend, paprika, and thyme. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly.

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    Tuna Stroganoff Recipe - Serve this tuna stroganoff recipe over rice or noodles.

    INGREDIENTS:
    1/4 cup butter
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1/2 cup sour cream
    dash pepper
    1 can (7 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
    1 can (4 ounces) mushrooms, drained
    Hot cooked noodles or rice
    PREPARATION:
    Melt butter in skillet; sautÚ onion until tender. Combine soup, sour cream and pepper; add to onion. Add tuna and mushrooms; heat through. Serve tuna stroganoff over hot cooked noodles or rice.
    Makes 4 servings.

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    Tuna Strata with Cheese and Eggs

    INGREDIENTS:
    5 slices bread, cubed
    1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
    1 can (7 ounces) tuna, drained
    2 cups milk
    3 eggs, slightly beaten
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons grated onion
    paprika
    PREPARATION:
    Butter a 10x6x2-inch baking dish. Spread half of the bread into the baking dish. Top with half of the cheese then sprinkle the drained flaked tuna over the cheese layer. Layer with the other half of bread cubes and remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

    In a bowl, combine milk, eggs, salt, and onion; pour over cheese and tuna mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 325░ for 45 to 50 minutes until firm, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
    Serves 6.

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    Tuna Chowder with Cheese - A tuna chowder recipe with potatoes and cheese and corn.

    INGREDIENTS:
    2 cups water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
    1/2 cup diced carrot
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    1/4 cup butter or margarine
    1/4 cup flour
    2 cups milk
    3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, or about 12 ounces
    1 can (7 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
    1 small can (8 ounces) cream-style corn
    few drops Tabasco sauce
    chopped green onions or parsley for garnish
    PREPARATION:
    Put water and about 1 teaspoon of salt in a large saucepan; add diced potato, carrot, celery, and chopped onion. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.

    In a small stock pot, melt butter. Blend in flour and stir until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Continue cooking, stirring, until smooth and thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add cooked vegetables with their liquid, tuna, corn, and Tabasco. Add salt to taste and serve garnished with green onions or parsley, if desired.
    Serves 6.

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    Creamed Tuna Recipe - Serve creamed tuna as a lunch dish or for dinner over toast, biscuits, or rice.

    INGREDIENTS:
    1/4 cup butter
    1/4 cup flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    2 cups milk
    1 can (about 7 ounces) tuna, drained
    1/4 to 1/2 cup frozen peas, cooked
    PREPARATION:
    Melt butter over medium-low heat; blend in flour, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes, or until smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk while stirring constantly. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to bubble.

    Add drained tuna and cooked peas. Continue heating and stirring until hot. Serve creamed tuna over toast, biscuits, or rice.
    Creamed Tuna recipe makes approximately 3 cups.

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    Crunchy Tuna Salad with Green Beans

    INGREDIENTS:
    2 packages (10 ounces each, or 3 cups total) frozen cut green beans
    2 cans (7 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
    2 cups thinly sliced celery
    1 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tablespoon soy sauce
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    2 cups chow mein noodles
    salad greens
    PREPARATION:
    Directions for crunchy tuna salad
    Cook green beans according to package directions; drain and let cool. Combine cooled green beans, tuna, celery, mayonnaise, lemon juice, soy sauce, and garlic powder; toss to mix well.

    Chill salad thoroughly. Just before serving tuna salad, stir in chow mein noodles. Serve tuna salad on salad greens. Tuna salad serves 4 to 6.

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    Easy Tuna Cheese Bites - This is an easy appetizer.

    INGREDIENTS:
    2 cans (7 ounces each) tuna, drained and flaked
    2 small packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    2 teaspoons horseradish
    1/4 teaspoon pepper sauce, such as Tabasco, or to taste
    1 cup fresh chopped parsley
    PREPARATION:
    Cream cheese with electric mixer; add seasonings and tuna, blending well. Shape tuna mixture into small balls, about 1 tablespoon each, then roll in parsley to coat thoroughly. Refrigerate to chill thoroughly before serving.
    Makes about 3 1/2 dozen tuna appetizers.

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    Seafood Rice Salad

    INGREDIENTS:
    8 ounces cooked shrimp
    1 can (5 1/2 to 7 ounces) white tuna, drained
    3 cups cooked rice, cooled
    1/2 cup finely chopped onion
    1/2 cup finely chopped sweet pickles
    1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery
    1/4 cup diced pimientos
    3 hard cooked eggs, chopped
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 cup mayonnaise
    salt and pepper, to taste
    salad greens and tomato wedges
    PREPARATION:
    Combine shrimp, tuna, rice, onion, chopped pickle, celery, pimiento, eggs, lemon juice, and mayonnaise; toss lightly to combine. Season to taste. Chill. Serve on salad greens and garnish with tomato wedges.
    Serves 6.

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