I find myself in the kitchen preparing old favorites with new twists. I simply don’t just go with the flow and why just add tuna to a sandwich when you can add crabmeat? Food is about variety, changing things up, yet keeping recipes super easy.
Today’s open faced tuna crab melts are sinfully easy to prepare, deliver big on taste and I highly suggest dressing with a stripe of Chipotle, a wedge of avocado or a bit of hot sauce to brighten up any day! Who’s ready for the recipe that changes up the basic drab tuna melt and delivers big on taste? Lavishly live food out loud and delve into this recipe for open faced tuna crab melts.
OPEN FACED TUNA CRAB MELTS
The best part of this recipe is that fact that I used a Toaster Oven to make these. I did not have to heat my entire house up and the cleanup was easy. This is a great fast meal with protein, healthy fats and can be made ahead and used during the week!
1 5 OZ can of tuna in oil drained and flaked
1 6 oz. Can of Crab Meat drained and flaked
½ C Mayo
3 tbsp. of Celery, chopped
1 tbsp. of Olive Oil Mixed with 1 tbsp. of Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Freshly milled pepper
2 Split English muffins (totals 4 pieces)
4 Slices Provolone Cheese.
Place 4 pieces of English Muffins in Toaster between light and dark about 7 minutes. Remove when toasted and bring back to preparation area.
Preheat Oven Broil for 5 minutes. In a large bowl place tuna and crab and mix together well. Add in celery, mayo, olive oil & lemon mixture, pepper. Mix well. Divide into 4 equal portions in bowl.
Work with each muffin piece. Placing portion of tuna crab onto muffin and topping with cheese. Placing each piece onto the broiler drip pan and repeat until all 4 pieces are covered.
Broiler at 400° until cheese is bubbly and lightly charred, about 3 minutes’ maximum.
Toast & Ingredient Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook time: 3 Minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 Minutes for all 4 portions.
Open faced tuna crab melts are perfect for company, dining solo, in the lunchbox for any health-conscious lifestyle. Add a few veggies sides and you are off and running to a delicious meal. In need or more food inspiration? Check out my Arugula Avocado Salad, my Godzilla Fungus, hamburger salad and more! Lavishly live food out loud and celebrate seafood with this easy to create recipe.