The weekends are pretty much a free for all, in our kitchen. We have a list of things that we generally like to make on the weekends that I try to have stocked away in the pantry, but most often we just look in the cupboards and throw together a random meal from whatever we can find based on what we’re craving. I carefully plan out our food during the week but the weekends are my time to not think about food until we’re going to eat it.
Sometimes whatever we throw together becomes a new family favourite and gets added to the list of go-to weekend meals. These garlicky tuna melts were added to that list after one bite. They were so good we made them again the next week and I tucked away a few pieces to pack for lunch the next day.
These are so simple yet so flavourful. It’s the brush of garlic butter on the bun that makes it. It’s amazing how that one little thing adds so much flavour. It’s a garlic bread/cheese toast/tuna melt all wrapped up into one. We like to serve this with a fruit salad using whatever fruits we have laying around.
With the busy holiday season just around the corner a quick and tasty lunch or dinner like this is a must to have in the repertoire.
- 1, 24" whole wheat baguette (or 2, 12")
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- pinch salt
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 (184g) can of tuna packed in water, drained
- salt and peper, to taste
- 2 cups shredded cheddar
- dried parsley, to garnish
- Cut the baguette to desired lengths. Split in half. Place on a baking sheet, cut side up. Melt the butter together with the salt and garlic in the microwave, or on the stove top. Drizzle and spread garlic butter over the baguette. Place under a broiler until bread is golden brown. Top evenly with tuna. Season with salt and pepper. Top with cheese. Broil again until cheese is melted. Garnish with parsley.