This is the 2nd recipe i've tried making from the show Cook Yourself Thin. Yum. It really is. I don't think i've had the pleasure of trying a real Tuna Melt Sandwich. I'm sure it is mouth watering good- but you should give this one a try ~especially if your trying to get into that bikini before summer is over. Lets meet the stars of the show:
4 Portobello mushrooms, stemmed, gills removed **I have 2 in the photo because I didn't want to make all 4. I later divided up the tuna mixture and refrigerated half of it for another day
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 5-ounce can albacore tuna packed in water, drained **I used regular canned tuna
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley **I used a 2 teaspoons of dried parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper
4 thin slices Swiss cheese
4 slices tomato **I love Heirloom tomatoes and that one was just calling me at the grocery store
1/2 cup mixed baby greens
1. Preheat the broiler. Using a spoon, remove the gills from the mushrooms by gently scooping them out. Brush the mushrooms with 1 tablespoon oil. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and broil, turning once until softened and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
2. While the mushrooms are cooking, in a bowl, combine tuna, celery, parsley, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and remaining tablespoon oil.
3. Remove the mushrooms from the oven. Divide tuna mixture among mushrooms, and spread evenly in caps. Top each with a slice of cheese, and broil until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Top each mushroom with a tomato slice and 2 tablespoons greens, and serve immediately.
That plate of 2 mushroom tuna melts is only 539 calories. Compare that to a McDonalds cheeseburger which is 300 calories. (and your thinking in your head right now that you would take the cheeseburger any day over a mushroom tuna melt right?!! LOL!!) I have to do these healthy recipes every now and then to counter all the junk I make and have to taste- so I feel less guilty=) They have dessert recipes too! Be on the lookout for that because they have a Red Velvet Cupcake recipe too. I'm curious to see & taste it!
My fellow Foodie Blogroll member spotlight for this post is: Gastronomer's Guide because the Seared Scallops and Strawberry Mascarpone Tart is calling my name- looks so yummy!