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The Best Tuna Fish Sandwich

Debra Redalia


When I was a child, one of the things that made me decide not to ever eat fish was the standard 1960 tunafish sandwich on white bread. This was before the days of tuna packed in water, so it was oily fish with mayo that didn’t appeal to me very much.

What makes this the BEST tuna sandwich is not the recipe for everything you add to the tuna salad, it’s the best because of the quality of the tuna itself.

Two weeks ago, while we were staying with our fisherman friend Joseph, he gave me a sample of fresh-caught tuna he had caught himself in local waters and smoked.

I took a tiny bite and immediately loved it. I took another bite and another and didn’t want to stop eating it! “Can I eat all the rest of this?” I asked. When he said yes, I immediately ate it all.

This from a girl who thought she didn’t like fish.

I asked him if we could make tuna fish sandwiches for lunch the following day and again he agreed.

It was amazing.

Now, where am I going to find more tuna that has been fresh-caught and smoked?

I don’t know yet, but I will be watching out for it.