Grilled Swiss Cheese, Tuna and Red Pepper Sandwiches

March 11, 2010 by andrea | Filed under Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Seafood.

This delicious sandwich is basically a fancy tuna melt. The addition of roasted red peppers, red onions and a little fresh lemon juice all piled inside a grilled Italian roll makes for an exciting variation on a lunch-time classic. The recipe calls for tuna packed in olive oil, a more flavorful variety than water-packed tuna.  

Since I didn’t have hot cherry peppers, I substituted a chopped pepperoncini pepper to the tuna mixture. Husband wolfed his sandwich down in no-time and heartily voiced his approval of the recipe. I will definitely be making these sandwiches again soon!!!

Grilled Swiss Cheese, Tuna and Red Pepper Sandwiches
-recipe from epicurious.com

Yield: Serves 2

1/4 cup minced drained bottled roasted red peppers
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
a pinch of ground cumin
a 6 1/2-ounce can tuna packed in oil, drained well
1 hard boiled large egg, minced
1 hot cherry pepper, seeded and minced
two 5-inch-long soft Italian rolls
1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
4 slices of Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil

In a bowl whisk together the roasted peppers, the mayonnaise, the lemon juice, and the cumin, add the tuna, flaked, the egg, the cherry pepper, and salt and black pepper to taste, combine the mixture well. Split the rolls, divide the mixture between the bottoms, and top each portion with half the onion, 2 slices of the Swiss cheese, and the tops of the rolls. In a large skillet heat the oil over moderate heat until it is hot but not smoking and in it cook the sandwiches, pressing them with a spatula and turning them, for 8 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

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