I hate crunchy tuna salad. Let me repeat. I hate crunchy tuna salad. It tastes like I'm eating sea shells or sand with my fish. My mother originally created this simple tuna sandwich. Of course, we know she couldn't really cook, so I've improved it. (My friend MaryAnn who LOVES crunchy tuna salad actually said mine was better. Ha! There you go. No sea shells.) Enjoy!
Growing up on the prairie in North Dakota, one rarely had the opportunity for seafood. If you did, it was usually frozen. Really frozen. And once thawed it smelled and tasted fishy. Really fishy. My dad didn't like fish and my mom didn't like to cook fish. Combining really frozen and fishy with fish hating parents and you get...a child who despises eating fish. Fast forward 25 years and I meet the Trophy Wife who hailed from Door County which is essentially surrounded by water...and fish. She LOVES fish. (Sometimes I suspect more than me!) She ate fish. Lots of fish. So, I was FORCED to learn how to cook fish. Subsequently I now have three women in my life who all LOVE fish. so I cook fish. Lot's of fish. I even eat fish. Sometimes. Miracles do happen. Really.
3 ounces = about 450 calories
I can count on one hand the number of times I had seafood growing up. (Canned tuna doesn't count.) My father really didn't like seafood. I'm not sure if it was because he had to endure lutefisk or if it was because my mother couldn't cook seafood or that seafood wasn't really plentiful in the 60's and 70's on the prairie, essentially the geographical center of North America and a long way away from either coast or the gulf. I didn't start having seafood on a regular basis until I met the Trophy Wife who hails from Door County, Wisconsin. (Yes, God's Country! I know. I've heard it a million times.) With two large bodies of water on either side, they were practically swimming in seafood. Well, at least really large lake food. So I have learned to both eat and cook seafood. I try not to overcook it and I try to serve it in a light way just like it came from the ocean or swam in the really large lake or was inspired by the light blue summer sky of the North Dakota grasslands. The prairie never knew what it was missing.
About 375 calories per serving without the potatoes or starch.
For a low carb alternative serve this without a starch.
You could cut the butter out and reduce calories, but trust me, it isn't worth it.