Spicy Tuna Melt from McClure's Pickles Recipe

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Spicy Tuna Melt from McClure's Pickles Recipe
McClure's Relish
McClure's Relish

McClure's Relish

This simple, spicy and mayo-free tuna melt is made to perfection with McClure's Pickle Relish. It's great for a quick snack or an easy meal after work. Try using the relish in omelettes, sandwiches or grilled foods.

Click here to see Pickling Tips from Bob McClure

Deliver Ingredients


1 can of tuna, drained

One 9-ounce jar of McClure’s Spicy Relish

2 tablespoons olive oil

Sea salt

2 slices homemade bread

Cheese (optional)


Combine the tuna, relish, olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt in a medium-sized bowl.  

Heat a frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add bread slice and cook on one side. Flip, then put mixture on bread, adding cheese if using, and add the other slice on top. Press sandwich down with plate, turning once, until bread is golden brown.

Tuna Melt Shopping Tip

Look to the deli for cold-cuts and cheeses sliced to order; they'll taste fresher than their vacuum-sealed counterparts.

Tuna Melt Cooking Tip

For a more pronounced flavor, try drizzling your bread lightly with some olive oil and grilling it.

Tuna Melt Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.