Introduction: [Collegiate Meals] Two Way Tuna Sandwiches

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There's nothing wrong with canned Tuna fish. I know plenty of people that won't eat it. But I was raised in South Florida where fresh warm water seafood can be found just about everywhere and at a reasonable cost. So a variety of seafood made up my diet growing up and I just love it.

Canned tuna fish provides an interesting base platform - for experimentation of course. You've probably seen or at least heard of someone plopping in some mayo and dumping whatever seasoning within arms reach. Well my friend, there's no mayo here. In fact, I just came up with both of these "recipes" about an hour ago.

The salsa tuna was inspired from canida's comment here. Where else can I use salsa? America's favorite (by consumption) condiment.

On the subject of seafood. Should you ever find yourself in the Florida Keys, specifically Marathon Key, do stop at Keys Fisheries and try to Lobster Reuben. If you told me I would die next week, that's one stop I'd be making ;) The cost is decent (it's counter service) and you get to eat on the docks of their marina ;) Guess how many Lobster Reubens served that month and you'll get a free one for next visit ;)

Alternatively, if you find yourself in Dania (not far fro Ft. Lauderdale) stop at the Rustic Inn Crab House - try the garlic crabs and bring a fresh change of clothing. Be prepared to leave fuller and your wallet a little thinner (garlic crabs are $26). If possible, eat on the barge or on the dock ;)

Step 1: Ingredients

2 Cans of Tuna
Tomato Salsa (however some sort of fruit salsa sounds good too)
Tiny Bit of good olive oil
4 Slices of bread - toasted

Step 2: Prep and Serve

Open and thoroughly drain your tuna. Once I open my can, I press in on the lid while holding the can upside down. You may have already known that trick, but not everyone does ;)

Place tuna in a bowl and stir in some pesto. I like mine mashed up, if you do too - mash away until well mixed. There's no "right amount" of pesto to add - add to taste. If you find it a little dry (as I did), add a little bit of olive oil. You could theoretically just leave a little water, but water brings no flavor to the party ;)

Spoon onto a slice of bread.

For the salsa tuna. Add your favorite salsa to taste until you've reached the consistency you like.

Spoon onto a slice of bread.

Now eat up your sandwiches in your favorite geometric shape.