Tuna melts are already an old school fave, but adding kimchi makes old school all the more relevant. This might not be a version of the classic sandwich that you’ll find at your local diner, but that doesn’t mean it’s not crave-able. I followed this recipe but used ground ginger instead of fresh and omitted the celery because it’s not my thing. I didn’t use any measurements because I was following the Instagram video instead of the actual recipe posted on the blog and it worked out just fine.
Mix a can of tuna with kewpie mayo, ginger, chopped kimchi, chopped scallions, and sesame seeds. Pile it onto the bread of your choice, top with shredded cheddar. Cook low and slow in a pan with butter.
Perhaps it’s because tuna is a strong flavor on its own, but this doesn’t scream kimchi. There’s definitely something there, but – especially with the addition of the cheese – it’s more like “oo what’s that? I’m likin it.” If you’re an old soul who enjoys a tuna melt, this is a great new spin.