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-- what to do now (, January 04, 2000


Why do you need to fix it broken?

-- snooze button (, January 04, 2000.

You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish.

-- TM (, January 04, 2000.

What a coincidence. Just last night I made a delicious tuna-noodle casserole. This is a much-maligned dish, but only because it became degraded by the use of canned mushroom soup as the sauce base. Avoid that going down that path, as you would avoid a stroll in a field of nettles.

Instead, make a white sauce from milk, butter and flour. Add chopped onions, garlic, salt, pepper and a generous bunch of tarragon. Mix together with cooked noodles, tuna and peas. Turn into a casserole dish and sprinkle wheat germ (or crushed crackers) on top.

Bake at 350 for about 45 min. Simple. Cheap. Tastes very good.

-- Brian McLaughlin (, January 04, 2000.

Very funny - but not very helpful.

The busy cooks site has just had a few really good recipes for tuna fish. You can access the site at

Hope this helps, Meryl

-- Meryl Dorey (, January 04, 2000.

Get a cat...

-- BiGG (, January 04, 2000.

My favorite tuna recipe has become this:

Half a box of elbow macaroni, or your favorite pasta, cooked according to directions.

After it's cooked, drain and mix in a little olive oil. Add 1 can of tuna, and, oh, a nice handful of chopped up green olives. Add a generous amount of hot sauce, I like Frank's or Trappey's for this 'cause they're not TOO hot. Add another nice amount of fresh grated Romano cheese. (I like LOTS of hot sauce and LOTS of cheese!) Mix well, and have a couple of beers handy.

I eat this concotion now about once a week, and will most likely continue to do so. With NO regrets...

-- (, January 04, 2000.

OH! I forgot the black pepper!!!

-- (, January 04, 2000.

Go to and you will find a couple of dozen good ones.

-- Elaine Seavey (, January 04, 2000.

Bigg, why would I eat the cats when I have tuna fish?

I'm truly confused now.

Mushman, who only has about 70 cans of tuna, hardly worth despairing over.

-- mushroom (, January 04, 2000.

I started saving tuna fish recipes about a year ago, just in case. Please send me your correct e-mail address and I will send them to you. I have 35 recipes. :)

-- Lynn Ratcliffe (, January 04, 2000.

I ran out of catfood about a month ago, so I opened up a can of tuna and dumped it in puddy's bowl, and he wouldn't touch it! I couldn't believe it! It sat there all day and he wouldn't eat it!

-- ed (, January 04, 2000.

I always liked a tuna and strawberry Jello mold.

-- fatanddumb (fatdumb@nd.happy), January 04, 2000.

Diverisfy your canned meat portfolio, I say. The Kooks have canned tuna, ham, spam, chicken, sliced beef, corned beef, chili (with and without beans) deviled ham, potted meat (desperation food) vienna sausage, sardines, anchovies, salmon, and a few I can't think of right off.

Got recipes?

Protein Rich Kook

-- Y2Kook (, January 04, 2000.

My wife tells me that tuna fish is poisonous to cats, so we never give the cats any leftover tuna fish we might have.

-- Bob (, January 04, 2000.

Brian McLaughlin,

>Instead, make a white sauce from milk, butter and flour. Add chopped onions, garlic, salt, pepper and a generous bunch of tarragon. Mix together with cooked noodles, tuna and peas. Turn into a casserole dish and sprinkle wheat germ (or crushed crackers) on top.<

Bake at 350 for about 45 min. Simple. Cheap. Tastes very good.<

Keep the peas - peas suck. Otherwise it IS good though. Done that a bunch of times.

What to do,

Make a Court-bouillon or an Etoffee with the tuna. Both are good.

Tuna with fresh onion slices, served with crackers and a sliced dill pickle is a da*n good lunch too. If you are not scheduled for kissy kissy duty that is. (VBG)


-- sweetolebob (, January 04, 2000.

Tuna Chowder:

2 tbs oil, 1/4 cup chopped green onions, 1 7 oz can tuna drained, 1/4 tsp each oregano and basil, 2 cups chicken broth or clam juice, 1/2 cup grated carrot, 1/2 cup grated potato, 1/2 cup milk, or half-in-half cream

Heat oil then add onions and herbs, saute for 1-2 min. Blend in stock, carrot and potato. Cover and simmer for 5 min. or until veggies are cooked. Remove from heat and add milk or cream and tuna, return to heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, serve immediately. Add fresh ground pepper to taste.

-- bardou (, January 04, 2000.

Geez...whatdaya think this is? The cooking forum? [grin]

As a culinary cripple myself, I can help ya out mighty quick here. Check out your supermarket for "Tuna Helper". We eat the stuff all the time around here and agree that it's just as tasty as anything else I cook. There are several variations on the theme.

Who buys tuna without tuna helper, anyway?

-- Anita (, January 04, 2000.

Check out SOAR - Searchable Online Archive of Recipes (over 66000 recipes currently):

-- Ford Prefect (bring@your.towel), January 04, 2000.

all these are great, but what can you do with corned beef?


-- dave (, January 04, 2000.

LOL, Anita!

Make tuna salad and stick it in hollowed-out tomatoes, drown in ranch dressing. Eat with crackers, toss tomato.

-- lisa (, January 04, 2000.


>all these are great, but what can you do with corned beef?<

You gotta be sh*tting I!

Corned beef & cabbage

Corned beef & fried cabbage rolls(my high up yummy)

with 2 eggs over medium for breakfast.

corned beef hash.

sandwiches, with onion slice ( I just finished one of these about 2 hours ago), [ but see above caveat in the tuna posts]

with fried potatoes & onions.


mix 1/4 cup thin sliced and diced onion, 1/8th tsp crushed garlic and heat in skillet with 1/4 stick butter until the onion is clear.

Add in 1 can of tomato sauce and 1/8th tsp Tony Catchere's Cajun seasoning mix to the onion. Add in the corned beef and heat thoroughly, simmering for about 20 minutes.

Season to taste with whatever salt & pepper and additional spices you/your family prefers to use.

Use over rice, noodles, spaghetti, mashed taters, etc.

This is just for starters.

Wing it Dude. It will happen.


-- sweetolebob (, January 04, 2000.

Tunafish good for post-holiday dieting, but cornbeef isn't.

Tuna straight out of the can mixed in with a dolop of light mayo, sprinkled with oragano between light bread toasts for breakfast.

Mixed greens, or cesar salad with a spoonful of light dressing, topped with tuna instead of chicken for lunch.

Tuna casserol for dinner: steam or boil one cup of rice, add one can of corn, one can of green peas, add salt/pepper and other seasonings to taste, mix everything, top with light cheddar/provolone combo and broil until cheese is melted and golden.

Vary the menu the next day: substitute croissants instead of toasts. Tuna straight on crackers with fruit salad as an aside. Change the vegetables in your casserols.

Here's something to help cheer you on your diet:


'Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house

Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste

At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!

When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;

The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese

And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt

And prepared once again to do battle with dirt---

I said to myself, as I only can

"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,

Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished

'Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie--not even a lick.

I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,

I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore---

But isn't that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.

Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

-- Chris (, January 04, 2000.

SCR*W the diet! =)

Mix drained tuna with cream cheese, and some fresh chives. Form into a ball, and roll in almonds or pecans. Eat with wheat thins. mmmmm

-- cin (, January 05, 2000.

Thank you all for your wonderfull ideas! and that poem was great too!

-- aftershock (, January 05, 2000.

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