Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad Hints and Tips

Tip #1: Use premium tuna.
The most important thing to remeber is that you need to use good tuna. From worst to best, your choices are chunk light, albacore, and West Coast caught premium albacore. Most grocery stores will only carry the first two. The best tuna can be purchased online from places like http://CannedAlbacoreTuna.com.

Tip #2: If you do use premium tuna, stir in the juices, otherwise drain.
Check the ingredients on your label. If it has things like soy and water, drain the tuna. The best tuna will only have premium white meat albacore tuna and salt. Soy is added to inflate the meat in the can so that it looks like you are getting more in the can. If water is added, you must drain the can.

Tip #3: If you are making a sandwich, use good bread.
The bread is the second most important item if you are making a sandwich. The 99 cent per loaf variety is fine, but if you are going to use that, you may as well go all the way and get a 50 cent can of chunk light tuna and add about a jar of mayonaise.

Tip #4: If you are serving with crackers, use crackers people don't usually buy.
Make sure that they taste good, but an interesting cracker with great tuna will surely be impressive. People who don't like tuna will become believers after trying the perfect combination.

Tip #5: Watch your recipe and don't let it overpower your tuna.
Cheap tuna needs cover. Good tuna does not. Whatever your recipe, back off on the other ingredients and let the flavor of the premium tuna come through. True tuna connoisseurs eat the good stuff straight out of the can.

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