Tuna Niçoise, as a salad is one of the best seafood recipes ever created, but as a sandwich, this is extraordinary.  Flavorful, with exceptional textures and unique tastes with each morsel. Wonderful for a picnic or summer party.
Tuna Nicoise Sandwich

Tuna Nicoise Sandwich
 
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cans Italian tuna packed in olive oil (6 1/2 ounce size each)
Vinaigrette Dressing:
  • olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Other Ingredients:
  • 1 red pepper; roasted, peeled, cored, seeded
  • 1 yellow pepper; treated same as red peppers
  • 1 pickled jalapeno; seeded minced
  • 1/4 Cup diced red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped pitted olives; Kalamata
  • 2 Tablespoons capers
  • 12 ounces loaf Italian bread; halved
  • 1 bunch watercress; trimmed
Instructions
  1. Make dressing: Drain oil from tuna into glass measure; add oil to make 1/3 cup. Reserve tuna for sandwich. Place oil in blender with remaining ingredients; blend.
  2. In a bowl, mix vegetables, olives, and capers. Remove some soft inside from bread; discard (or freeze for stuffing). Brush inside loaf with some dressing; add remainder to pepper mixture. Mix in tuna gently, leaving chucks.
  3. Grill bread, oiled side down, until toasted. Pile tuna mixture onto toasted sides. Top with watercress; close.
Notes
50 g carbohydrate
25 g fat
16 mg cholesterol
1044 mg sodium
Nutrition Information
Calories: 558 Fat: 25 g Carbohydrates: 50 g Sodium: 1044 mg Protein: 34 g Cholesterol: 16 mg

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