This is the ramblings of a self-described “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes, sharing new food finds, talking about and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and have rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again. Join me in my journey. Enjoy and welcome to my blog!
Friday, March 1, 2013
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
This evening, hubby and I made our Costco run after work rather than wait until the weekend. Hubby has a training class all day tomorrow and I have a day full of projects planned too...so we decided to get it out of the way tonight. We also ran a couple of other errands as well and didn't get home until just after 9:00 tonight. Neither of us had eaten dinner or were unusually hungry. One of the items I picked up at Costco to try was their canned wild tuna. I don't eat tuna very often any more because of all the concern about mercury...but this brand claims to have low amounts and they refer to it as "100% pole and troll caught wild albacore tuna." I'm not really sure what polled and trolled means...LOL. For whatever reason, the image I conjure up is that of a little "ugly troll looking tuna" lurking under a bridge somewhere, hiding from a fishing poll. I know that sounds weird...but it's what first comes to my mind. Anyway...Costco also had some big containers of beautiful green hydroponic Bibb lettuce that I picked up too. On the ride home, I decided I would make some quick Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps with it. The tuna is actually solid tuna steaks packed in a can that I flaked with a fork and broke up into small pieces. I added a couple tablespoons of mayonnaise, some finely diced celery, a tiny bit of minced onion, a little finely diced dill pickle and a squeeze of mustard and mixed it all together and placed it in the lettuce leaves and sprinkled with a little paprika. I served them with some roasted almonds and it was a delicious dinner that took less than 10 minutes to make. I snapped a quick photo for you to see below. Enjoy!