Thursday, April 18, 2024

Tuna Recipes for Lent Part 3: U.S. and Italy


Tuna Recipes for Lent Part 3: U.S. and Italy

The third part of this series brings us to the United States and Italy.   You could have these two dishes together. 🙂  I have been to restaurants like Almon Marina, for example, that serve half a sandwich with half a pasta order for a meal.

Tuna, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich

Think of the BLT – bacon, lettuce, and tomato – sandwich.  Now substitute the delicious bacon with the yummy tuna and you have a TLT sandwich.

Tuna, Lettuce & Tomato (TLT) Sandwiches

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish, sandwich, tuna
Servings: 3


  • 3 pieces ciabatta or focaccia bread
  • 3 tbsp Magnolia Real Mayonnaise
  • 3 pieces lettuce leaves
  • 1 can (185 g) San Miguel Del Mar Tuna Chunks in Water, drained
  • 1 pc. (60 g) salad tomato, sliced
  • 1 pack (165 g) Magnolia Quickmelt Cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp Magnolia Gold Butter Unsalted melted


  • Slice bread horizontally in the center. Spread mayonnaise on the inner side of the bread. On each bread, place a piece of lettuce, a third portion of the tuna, tomato slices, and cheese.
  • Brush the outer side of the sandwich with melted butter. Toast bread in a preheated Panini machine for 1 to 2 minutes or until the pressed sandwich is golden brown. Serve hot.


If Panini press is unavailable, toast bread on a preheated pan and press with a lid.

Tuna Aglio Olio

Aglio Olio is a dieter’s go-to pasta dish but, I will be honest with you, it isn’t the most exciting dish.  Adding tuna and some spices elevates the flavor of this dish.

Tuna Aglio Olio Pasta

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fish, garlic, olive oil, pasta, tuna
Servings: 5


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cans (185 g) each San Miguel Del Mar Tuna Chunks in Oil
  • 200 g squid ink spaghetti noodles pre-cooked according to package directions
  • 200 g spaghetti noodles cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Heat oil in a hot pan, then sauté the garlic, tomatoes, and tuna over medium heat.
  • Toss in both kinds of pasta. Add chili flakes and Parmesan cheese. Mix well.

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