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  #1  
October 27th, 2004, 10:47 AM
tig2ger4lifemommy
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Can you help me out! I've gotten really interested in Tuna...never liked it before, but now I LOVE it!!!

Any good recipes????

Also, I'm trying to gain weight, any recipes that are good for that??? LOL
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October 29th, 2004, 09:30 PM
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**Just a quick reminder for our pregnant mama's...the FDA & EPA recommend avoiding albacore tuna and limiting your canned light tuna to avoid high levels of mercury.***

FDA/EPA What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish/Shellfish-March 2004


On to the tuna recipes!
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October 29th, 2004, 09:33 PM
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Fruity Tuna Salad



INGREDIENTS:
1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained
1/2 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 large apple - peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup lemon yogurt
1-1/2 teaspoons minced onion
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground curry powder



DIRECTIONS:
In a large bowl, mix the tuna, dates, celery and apple.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, onion, lemon juice, and curry powder. Pour over tuna mixture and gently toss to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until chilled.
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October 29th, 2004, 09:34 PM
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Quick and Easy Tuna Casserole



INGREDIENTS:
1 (12 ounce) package egg noodles
2 cups frozen green peas
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained
1 onion, chopped
10 slices American processed cheese
ground black pepper to taste



DIRECTIONS:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and frozen peas. Cook until noodles are al dente, drain well. Return noodles and peas to the pot.
Mix soup, tuna fish, onions, processed cheese and pepper into the pot. Stir constantly until all of the ingredients are well mixed and the cheese has melted. Serve.
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October 29th, 2004, 09:36 PM
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Tex-Mex Tuna Salad


INGREDIENTS:
2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained and flaked
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup sliced green onion
1/2 cup sliced celery
2/3 cup salsa
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
12 medium taco shells



DIRECTIONS:
In a large bowl, combine the tuna, olives, green onions and celery; toss together.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the salsa, sour cream and cumin. Pour over tuna mixture; lightly toss to mix.
Line taco shells with shredded lettuce and spoon tuna mixture into shells. Drizzle with additional salsa or top with additional sour cream if desired.
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October 29th, 2004, 09:40 PM
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This salad is an excellent source of protein


Tuna And Bean Salad


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup frozen French-style green beans
1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained
1/2 cup drained canned cannellini beans (aka white kidney beans)
1 red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste



DIRECTIONS:
In a large bowl, mix together green beans, tuna, cannellini beans, chopped onion, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and cheese. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
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October 29th, 2004, 09:41 PM
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Tuna Dumplings


INGREDIENTS:
1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained
1 egg
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of broccoli soup
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
2 teaspoons chopped pimento
1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls



DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a small mixing bowl, combine tuna, egg, parsley, cheese, salt and pepper. In another small bowl, mix the soup, milk, and pimentos together.
Flatten the crescent rolls one at a time, and place a small amount of tuna mixture on each roll. Fold over and seal edges.
Arrange stuffed crescent rolls in the preheated oven. Pour the soup and milk mixture over the rolls. Bake in preheated oven until the dumplings are richly browned, about 30 minutes.
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October 29th, 2004, 09:43 PM
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Tuna Curry in a Hurry

**Serve over rice or mashed potatoes

INGREDIENTS:
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon curry powder

DIRECTIONS:
Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add garlic, onions and green pepper. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft.
Stir in tuna, sour cream, curry powder, salt and pepper. Heat until warm and serve.
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October 29th, 2004, 09:44 PM
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Tuna Noodle Stew



INGREDIENTS:
1 (8 ounce) package egg noodles
1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
1 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 onion, diced
salt and pepper to taste



DIRECTIONS:
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain leaving about a 1/2 cup of water in the pot.
To the pot of pasta, add tuna, celery soup, peas, red bell pepper, onion, and salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer until hot. If needed, add more water or milk.
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October 29th, 2004, 09:46 PM
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Tuna and Mandarin Salad


INGREDIENTS:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
1 (10 ounce) package mixed baby greens
1 Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and diced
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin orange segments, drained



DIRECTIONS:
Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat, and saute the tuna until heated through.
In a medium bowl, toss together tuna, salad greens, apple, and mandarin oranges.
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October 29th, 2004, 09:48 PM
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Tuna Buns



INGREDIENTS:
3 eggs
1/4 pound processed cheese food, diced
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained
2 tablespoons minced onion
1/2 cup creamy salad dressing, e.g. Miracle Whip ™
3 tablespoons chopped stuffed green olives
4 hamburger buns



DIRECTIONS:
Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, processed cheese food, sweet pickle relish and tuna. Stir in the onion, creamy salad dressing and green olives. Mix thoroughly.
Spoon the mixture onto the hamburger buns, then wrap in aluminum foil.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. or until cheese is thoroughly melted.
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  #12  
October 29th, 2004, 09:59 PM
tig2ger4lifemommy
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YOU ARE AWESOME DANI!!!!

Thanks for the FYI on Tuna!! I didn't know that....I'll finish up what I have and spread that out and be careful....I think I have 6 plus cans at least left.

WOW!!! I can't wait to try these dishes!! About ready to just go cook! Some where sooooo mouthwatering!!!

Thanks for looking!!! I really appreciate it!
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