Tombo Tuna Melt

tombo tuna melt

serves: 4
cost per serving: $8.30

.6 lb tombo tuna
dill
chervil
parsley
tarragon
chives
1 purple spring onion
2 celery stalks
½ cup castaveltrano olives
2 tbs mustard
3 tbs olive oil
3 tbs fava bean hummus (see previous recipe)
salt
pepper
2 large sandwich rolls
1 brandy wine heirloom tomato
.7 lb beemster vlaskaas cheese

rinse fish with cool water. pat dry with paper towels. take a ½ tsp of salt and sprinkle on all sides of the fish. throw in the fridge for 3 hours. take out fish and let sit for about an hour so that it comes to room temperature. heat a large cast iron pan over a med/med-high heat. when the skillet is hot add some olive oil. when the oil is hot add the fish. let cook for about 4 minutes on each side, turning once, you want it to be just barely cooked through. let fish sit for 10min once it’s finished cooking. remove stems from dill, chervil, tarragon and parsley. loosely chop dill, chervil, and tarragon. mince chives. chop parsley til it’s in small bits. add to a large bowl and stir with a fork. chop spring onion and celery into a small dice. pit and loosely chop olives. add to bowl. chop tuna into small cubes and mush together with your fingers over the bowl. add hummus, mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper. stir. cut bread and toast. slice cheese and tomato. put tuna mix, cheese, and tomato on bread. broil for a few minutes. serve with potato chips and bread ‘n butter pickles.

salt tuna

fresh herbs

chopped herbs

castaveltrano olives

pit olives

spring onion

chop celery into a small dice

stir herbs and vegetables together with a fork

stir in flaked tuna

add hummus, mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper

tuna salad

sandwich rolls

cut rolls in half

top bread with tuna mix

beemster vlaskaas cheese

add cheese

top with sliced tomatoes and broil

nutritional value:

dill:
lowers glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels. dispels flatulence. stimulates the appetite. settles indigestion. induces sleep. increases mother’s milk. high vitamin content.

chervil:
has blood cleansing properties and a mild stimulant effect on all functions of the metabolism.

parsley:
facilitates oxygen metabolism. cleanses the blood. dissolves sticky deposits in the veins. maintains elasticity of blood vessels. helps to remove kidney stones and gall stones. stimulates adrenal sections.

tarragon:
stimulates the appetite. relieves flatulence and colic. regulates menstruation. balances the body’s acidity. alleviates the pains of arthritis, rheumatism, and gout. expels worms from the body. helps the system flush out toxins produced by the digestion of heavy proteins.

chives:
have the same beneficial antiseptic qualities of the onion family without their digestive-disturbing tendencies. stimulates the appetite. fights intestinal fermentation. energizes the stomach and liver. good for the kidneys. helps lower blood pressure.

onion:
fights infection. antibiotic. keeps blood vessels free of clots. relaxes bronchial muscle. contains the potent anticancer bioflavonoid quercetin, which is not destroyed by cooking. helps to remove heavy metals and parasites from the gastrointestinal tract. cleanses the system of urea and sodium. prevents tooth decay.

celery:
blood cleanser. reduces blood pressure. enhances blood flow. cancer preventative. strongly alkaline. aids in digestion. nourishes blood cells. eliminates accumulated waste. good souce of vitamin A.

olives/olive oil:
easily digested, imparts a generally soothing and healing influence to the digestive tract. beneficial for the gallbladder and liver. strengthens and develops body tissue and bones. a general tonic for the nerves.

salt:
rids the body of carbon dioxide. aids in digestion. balances body’s acid-alkaline level. stimulates the liver. critical for preserving the serotonin and melatonin levels in the brain. vital for sleep regulation and bone structure.

pepper:
aids in digestion and relieves gas. anti-inflammatory. protects the liver. antioxidant and antibacterial.

fava beans:
high concentrations of the amino acid known as dopamine. rich in fiber which aids in moving food through the digestive system. good source of phosphorus which is necessary for the formation of healthy bones, and aids the body in utilizing vitamins. good amount of potassium with helps to maintain a healthy heart. also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, and iron.

mustard:
stimulates the appetite. promotes digestion. rids the blood of excess impurities.

tomato:
increases the alkalinity of the blood. helps to stimulate the liver in its function as a filter for body and toxic wastes. good source of vitamin A. anti-cancer. the highest vitamin content is in the jelly that surrounds the seed, so never de-seed your tomatoes.

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