Tuna Melt

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Preparation info

  • Makes


    club sandwiches
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in

New York Cult Recipes

New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Published 2013

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A grilled cheese sandwich with a tuna salad filling. This is my tuna salad recipe.


Tuna Salad

  • 200 g (7 oz) tinned tuna (drained)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons acacia or other light honey
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 70 g ( oz) celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 60 g ( oz/¼ cup) mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper


  • 70 g ( oz) unsalted butter
  • 6 slices sandwich bread
  • 8 cheese slices


The Tuna Salad

Mix all of the ingredients together with a fork until well combined. Drain the salad in a large colander to remove excess liquid.


Butter the slices of bread. Pan-fry one of the slices, buttered side down, with a slice of cheese on top. Set the slice aside: this will be the middle slice of the sandwich. On a second slice of bread, place another slice of cheese on the unbuttered side, then some tuna salad and more cheese. Top with the already browned slice, then add some tuna salad, a slice of cheese and the last slice of bread, buttered side out. Pan-fry the sandwich for 3–4 minutes on each side over very low heat. Cut the sandwich on the diagonal, then proceed in the same way for the second sandwich.

French Fries

See recipe.