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Bought Italian Tuna packed in oil - now what?


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Bought Italian Tuna packed in oil - now what?

CocoaNut | Jun 3, 2009 09:44 AM

Reading more and more about the "greatness" of imported Italian tuna packed in oil, I bought a jar a month or so ago and into the pantry it went. It's a 5 oz (140 g) jar with 4 planks of tuna, each about 1x1x4 inches and maybe some smaller pieces in the middle.

I keep seeing it and think "Greek salad" only to argue "how boring is that?".

So what suggestions have you? I don't mind having to buy 3 or 4 add'l (perhaps specialty) ingredients, but would prefer them not be so specialized or in such quantity that they may be a one time use with more wasted than not. Since I want to enjoy the quality of the tuna, I'd prefer it not be overladen with an overpowering marinade or sauce. Maybe the salad is the way to go?

On hand, I have fresh herbs, feta cheese, a wonderful olive oil, roasted peppers, capers, olives (not Kalamata) and probably a few other items traditionally found in Italian/Greek foods.

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