Jukebox Tuna Melts

Jukebox Tuna Melts Food Recipe


10 slices (20 ounces) white bread

 3 tablespoons butter, melted

 1 can (8 ounce) oil-packed tuna (drained and flaked

 1/4 cup mayonnaise

 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

 Grated lemon peel (of one lemon)

 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated

 Salt and pepper, to taste


Step 1 - Cut out rounds of bread with a 2 1/2-inch pastry cutter to make 20 croutes - you should get 2 rounds per slice of bread. (Use the off-cuts to make bread crumbs.)

Step 2 - Lay the bread rounds on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Bake in a preheated oven 180-degrees Celsius / 350-degrees Fahrenheit, Gas 4, for 10 minutes until crisp and golden.

Step 3 - Mix the tuna with the remaining ingredients.

Step 4 - Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Step 5 - Place 1 heaped tsp of tuna mixture on each croute, making sure you spread the mixture to the edges of the bread so it doesn't burn when broiled.

Step 6 - Place the croutes on to a baking sheet and broil (grill) for 2 - 3 minutes until slightly brown and just beginning to melt. Serve warm.