Fresh Tuna Melt

Fresh Tuna Melt Sandwich

Using fresh tuna in a tuna melt sandwich recipe can take this classic comfort food to new heights. Fresh tuna has a rich, meaty flavor that is more complex than canned tuna, and a firmer texture that adds a satisfying chewiness to the sandwich. It is also packed with nutrients like lean protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

When using fresh tuna in a tuna melt sandwich recipe, it is important to choose high-quality tuna that is fresh and sustainably sourced, like our Bluefin Tuna Poke or our Wild Albacore Loin. Look for tuna steaks or fillets with firm, red or pink flesh and a fresh, oceanic smell. Remove any skin, bones, and dark bloodlines before cooking.

Fresh Tuna Melt Sandwich Recipe


  • 2 (6 oz) fresh tuna
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Brush the fresh tuna steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tuna steaks and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are cooked to your liking. Remove from the heat and let them cool for a few minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, diced celery, chopped red onion, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh dill, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spread the softened butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place the bread slices, butter side down, on a baking sheet.
  6. Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly over the top of each slice of bread.
  7. Using a fork, flake the cooked tuna into small pieces and divide it evenly among the bread slices.
  8. Top the tuna with shredded cheddar cheese.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Remove the tuna melt sandwiches from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

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