I will admit right here and now that I love, love, love Tuna. Honestly, I love fish in general, but I eat a lot of canned Tuna Fish. I just love the taste and smell of it. I hated it when I was younger, but as I grew older I realized I was missing something amazing. (My cats may have helped me realize this fact, but I will not give them all of the credit.)
One of my favorite things to make is Tuna Fish Salad and the hardest thing to do is to get all of that Tuna juice out of the can. If I leave it in then the Tuna Salad is too thin and won’t hold together in the sandwich well enough to stay on my toast. I know everyone makes their Tuna Salad a little differently so, if you keep reading you will be lucky enough to find out the recipe that I have perfected over the years.
In the mean time, let me tell you all about the Tuna Squish product that I was given to review. You might laugh at the name of the product, but I find it to be one of my favorite tools in the kitchen. If you are like me and you have dexterity and strength issues with your hands then you will understand where I am coming from. It can be very hard to get my hands to do what I want them to do and I often struggle to squeeze all of the juice out of the cans without making a huge mess.
This is a great product because once I have used the can opener to open my can of tuna (I use an electric can opener, though I was sent a manual opener to use with my Tuna Squish review.) I just have to simply insert the can into the Tuna Squish as pictured above making sure that the lid is in place.
Once the can is in place I squish the Tuna Squish and tilt it over the sink to let all of the juices escape the can and when I lift the arms again the lid will come up with it because of a magnet in the Tuna Squish. This keeps me from getting my hands covered in Tuna juice as well as helps to keep me safe from getting cut by any sharp edges that may be on the can lid when I try to pry it out of the can after squeezing the juice from the can.
HOW THE TUNA SQUISH WORKS
- Insert opened can into Tuna Squish
- Squeeze handles, turn sideways to drain the liquid
- Separate handles, magnet in upper handle lifts lid off can, no digging for sharp lid = no injury
- Press release button, dump lid directly into trash
*works on 5oz and 7oz can sizes
Tuna Salad Recipe
My Tuna Salad recipe is based off of a 7oz can of Tuna. You can use any brand of tuna fish. I personally do not have a favorite. I buy whatever brand is on sale or whatever one I happen to have coupons for at the time. I feel this is the best option when you live on a fixed income.
Items You Will Need:
- 1 7 oz. Can of Tuna Fish
- 3 Tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 small Yellow Onion
- Green Grapes
- 1 Dill Pickle
- Whole Wheat Bread or Sourdough Bread
Step 1: Open can of Tuna Fish with your can opener and then use the Tuna Squish to squeeze out all excess juice from the Tuna Fish. You will want to make sure that it is nice and dry and dump into a small bowl.
Step 2: Dice up 1/4 of the small yellow onion and dump into the bowl of Tuna Fish. If you are like me you will want to dice it up pretty small. Not so small as that it could be mistaken for minced onions. I like to use my pinky nail as a measurement tool and like to have my onions just smaller than the size of my pinky nail. This is a measurement that however will be different for each person.
Step 3: Chop up about 4-6 green grapes into pieces that are the same in size as your onions. Add the chopped up grapes into the bowl as well.
Step 4: Take 1/4 of the Dill Pickle and chop it up into pieces just like the grapes and onion so that it matches the same size. Keeping all of these ingredients similar in size seems to make it taste better because your odds are pretty good that you will have relatively even amounts of each in each bite of Tuna Salad.
Step 5: Add in 3 Tablespoons of mayonnaise to the bowl with all of the above ingredients. I like to use the spoon that I used to measure the mayonnaise with to mix my mixture. Instead of stirring it I findthat folding the mixture seems to work a lot better and easier when trying to evenly disperse the ingredients through out the bowl.
Step 6: Toast up two slices of whole wheat bread till they are a medium brown in color and are really crisp. I prefer using a thicker slice of whole wheat bread or a really fresh slice of sourdough bread. I prefer the sourdough, but it isn’t always easy to find a high quality sourdough bread to use for sandwiches.
Just put the Tuna Salad onto the toast and cut on a diagonal and voile! You have one amazing sandwich.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.