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Tuna Fish Tacos 

Canned seafood is ready when you are. It’s a convenient option to fast food, and it’s usually lean, healthful and helpful. Many tins are also interchangeable, so you can change what you have on hand – something you can’t do with fresh seafood. And, the greatest part? You need to look no further than your kitchen cupboard for the beginnings of an excellent dish.

These tuna tacos are a great example! They are delicious and incredibly easy to fix. Oh, guess what? There is no cooking involved except for when you have to warm the tortillas in the oven or in the microwave.

Satisfy your taco cravings while eating healthy by fixing these yummoelicious fish tacos.
Tuna Fish Tacos

Ingredients:

(Dressing)

1/2 C Daisy sour cream
1/2 C Duke’s mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro leaves
1 Tbsp. minced Goya’s chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce
1/8 tsp. salt

(Salsa)

3 small tomatoes
1/3 C chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia)
1/3 C loosely packed cilantro leaves
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped Optional
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees

(Tacos)

12 small corn tortillas
1 1/2 C finely shredded green cabbage (I used shredded brussel sprouts)
2 cans Starkist tuna in water, drained, excess moisture removed and broken into flakes

Directions:

1. Dressing: In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro, chipotle pepper and salt to taste. You will have approximately one cup of dressing.

2. Salsa: In another bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust salt if necessary. You will have about two cups of salsa.

3. Tacos: Divide tortillas into two batches and wrap each in foil. Place in preheated oven and heat for ten to twelve minutes, until warm.

4. Place warm tortillas on a clean surface. Spread each tortilla with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the dressing. Top with about two tablespoons of cabbage. Add approximately two tablespoons of tuna and using a slotted spoon add about two tablespoons of salsa.

Source Mommy living the life of Riley

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Tuna Patties

Have you ever gone into your grocery store purchased all of the groceries you needed for the week walked out of the market went home unloaded everything then realized that some of the item(s) were missing? Do you hunt through your entire pantry for the lost item(s) and eventually stop to think to yourself “How can something like that just mysteriously disappear?

Well, that same exact scenario happened to me yesterday when I bought three cans of tuna along with some other things. I truly don’t have a clue what happened to my tuna. I sadly never found it. But I did discover some other cans of tuna hidden in the pantry and decided to use them to make tuna patties.

My tuna patties sadly stuck to my non-stick skillet during the cooking process and completely fell apart. But I will have one on this post shortly. However, the preparation overall of these patties was a breeze and they were incredibly flavorful.

Tuna Patties

INGREDIENTS

2-4 6-oz cans tuna
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 C plain breadcrumbs panko
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp water (or liquid from the cans of tuna)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives, green onions, or shallots
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
A few drops of tabasco sauce (I used Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Sauce)
one raw egg
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp butter

Directions

Discard the liquid from the tuna cans. If you are using tuna packed in water, reserve a tablespoon of the tuna water, and add a teaspoon of olive oil to the tuna mixture in the next step. In a medium bowl, combine together the tuna, mustard, bread crumbs, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, parsley, chives, and hot sauce. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Taste the mixture before adding the egg to see if it needs more seasoning to your taste. Stir in the egg.

Divide the mixture into four equal parts. With each part, form into a ball and then flatten into a patty. Place onto a wax paper lined tray and chill for an hour in the fridge. (You can skip the chilling if you want, chilling just helps the patties stay together when you cook them.) Heat the olive oil and a little butter (for taste) in a cast iron or a non-stick skillet on medium-high. Gently place the patties in the pan, and cook until nicely browned, three-four minutes on each side.

Source simply recipes