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Caper Tuna Melt

I have no idea why, but I was craving a tuna melt like nobody’s business yesterday.  I made a simple one by mixing one can of tuna with mayo, capers, and a chopped radish (for a bit of crunch).  I piled it onto pumpernickel bread (holler if you also absolutely love this black beauty of the bread world!), topped it with pepper jack cheese, and toasted it under the broiler.

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Add capers and radish to taste – I like a lot of capers…like several tablespoons worth.

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Going into the oven

This sandwich is a really good mix of salty and spicy.  Sometimes when you broil the cheese it loses a bit of its spice.  If you’re concerned about this happening, just add a few crushed red pepper flakes to your tuna mix.

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This was after 5 minutes under the broiler (that had been pre-heated).  The cheese got perfectly browned, don’t ya think?

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When this is supper, I’ll use a full can of tuna per person.  It’s enough for two open face sandwiches, and open face is definitely the best way to eat a tuna melt.

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