Ole & Steen-inspired Cheesy Jalapeno Tuna Melt Sandwich Recipe

A tuna melt is a classic of sandwiches. My other half, especially, enjoys a tuna sandwich. One of his favourite spots happens to be Ole & Steen’s tuna cheese melt toastie in Westfield, which is quite local to us. Interestingly enough, none of the other branches of Ole & Steen makes it quite as nice as the Westfield one. But that’s beside the point here for this article. What I want to share with you is that, after many work-from-cafe sessions at our local Ole & Steen and enjoying their tuna melt, I had a crack at its recipe and added our little spin to it to create this Jalapeno Tuna Melt Sandwich recipe.

When it comes to tuna sandwiches, tuna melt is the only way for me. I really dislike those tuna salad sandwiches as too often rather poorly made and tasted cheap with an overwhelmingly & sickening rich texture. For this tuna melt sandwich recipe, I’ve based if off from the listed ingredients from Ole & Steen’s website, added a touch of jalapenos, and put everything together.

A pair of hands holding a Tuna Melt Sandwich

How to make Cheesy Jalapeno Tuna Melt Sandwich

Ingredient List

  • Tuna (tinned) – I prefer oil-packed ones
  • Ciabatta Sandwich Rolls
  • Mayonnaise – we have a particular preference for Kewpie mayo but regular mayo works just fine too
  • Hot Sauce – Sriracha / Tobasco / Frank’s Hot Sauce
  • Jalapenos – either fresh or pickled ones are fine
  • Salt – to taste
  • Rocket Leaves

Recipe Notes

Oil vs water-packed tuna

You can use either one to make this tuna melt sandwich. I personally like to use oil-packed tuna because they tend to be meatier and richer in flavour. Though from a health perspective, water-packed tuna would be a little healthier than oil-packed ones. It is entirely up to your own personal preference.

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A Tuna Melt Sandwich

Cheesy Jalapeno Tuna Melt Sandwich

ET Food Voyage
Forget about sloppy tuna sandwiches and make this easy Ole & Steen-inspired Cheesy Jalapeno Tuna Melt Sandwich!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American, European
Servings 3 sandwiches
Calories 449 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 228 g Tuna drained
  • ¼ cup Mayo
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce / Sriracha
  • 1-2 Jalapenos
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 Ciabatta Sandwich Rolls halved
  • Butter spread
  • 3 slices Cheddar Cheese
  • Rocket Leaves

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together tuna, jalapenos, mayo, hot sauce/sriracha, salt and black pepper until combined.
    228 g Tuna, 1-2 Jalapenos, ¼ cup Mayo, 1 tsp Hot Sauce / Sriracha, 1 tsp Salt
  • Spread butter onto the ciabatta halves and toast the bread until golden in colour.
    3 Ciabatta Sandwich Rolls, Butter spread
  • Divide the tuna mix across the three toasted bread. Top each of them with a slice of cheddar cheese and then a handful of rocket leaves.
    3 slices Cheddar Cheese, Rocket Leaves
  • Press down the top halves of the bread and place the sandwiches into the oven for about 5 minutes until the cheese started to melt. Serve warm.

Notes

Oil vs water-packed tuna

You can use either one to make this tuna melt sandwich. I personally like to use oil-packed tuna because they tend to be meatier and richer in flavour. Though from a health perspective, water-packed tuna would be a little healthier than oil-packed ones. It is entirely up to your own personal preference.
Keyword Sandwich, tuna

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