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Further down the Domestication Rabbit Hole : Tuna Salad

Mar
30

Gourmet Tuna Salad

And so today, I give you the secret recipie for gourmet tuna salad, comprised for the most part of knowledge

passed down by my darly departed Grandmother.

Getting started:

Truth of the matter, I get started about 12-14 hours ahead of time by hard boiling two eggs. My preferred method is pretty

simple; I place two eggs into a small pot and add enough water to cover the eggs. I bring the water to a boil, then cover

the pot and remove heat, setting a 20 minute timer. At the end of 20 minutes, I remove the eggs from the hot water and cool

them beneath cold running water for two minute, and toss them in the refrigerator.

Today we get started with a large pyrex bowl and two cans of solid tuna in water. I squeeze out the water, then break the

tuna up into smaller pieces with a fork. I take this opportunity to add 6-8 twists of a pepper mill set to the largest sized

bits and mix it into the tuna.

Hard Boiled Eggs

After breaking up the tuna, we peel and fold in two hard boiled eggs after putting them through an egg slicer twice.

Sweet Relish:

Sweet Relish is the next component added, essentially one large spoon full. I also toss in a dash of finely chopped green

onions, and red onion at this point. It's important to bring in any additional flavors you wish to express in your own tuna

salad right here, BEFORE we add the mayo.

Mayonaise:

I intentionally bring the mayo in last, two large dollops from a spoon. We want to ensure the dryest ingredients have been

mixed well, and the mayo is used to hold our masterpiece together as a primary function; flavor is actually secondary.

Adding mayo last also decreases the chances of adding more than we need - extra mayo will separate and leave extra fluid in

the bottom of your leftovers container that has to be mixed back into the tuna salad before making a sandwich.

The Secret:

The secret ingredient at the end of it all is enough paprika to cover the top of our creation, then mixed in thoroughly.

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