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Italian Tuna Melts

Recipe by Grace Parisi,
Food & Wine, September 2007

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“The tuna melt is a decidedly American sandwich. Here I’ve given it
an Italian twist with imported tuna, marinated artichokes and green
olives. If you can find it, creamy, delicate Robiola cheese is terrific
melted on top.”

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil,
plus more for brushing
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Two 6-ounce cans Italian tuna in
olive oil, drained and flaked
9 ounces marinated artichokes, coarsely
chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup pitted green olives, coarsely
chopped (3 1/2 ounces)
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 1/2 tablespoons shredded basil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 long ciabatta rolls or 1 long ciabatta loaf,
split lengthwise
1 garlic clove
1/2 pound Robiola cheese or Brie, rind
removed and cheese sliced

Preheat the broiler.
In a medium bowl, whisk the 3 tablespoons of olive oil with the red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard until combined. Add the flaked tuna, chopped artichokes, chopped olives, sliced red onion and shredded basil and toss gently. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
Using a pastry brush, brush the cut sides of the ciabatta lightly with olive
oil and broil cut side up on a baking sheet for 2 minutes, until the ciabatta
is golden and lightly toasted; shift the baking sheet for even browning.
Rub the garlic clove over the toasted ciabatta and mound the tuna salad
on top. Cover with the sliced Robiola cheese and broil until the cheese is
just melted, about 1 minute. Serve the tuna melts at once.

WINE: Bright, berry-inflected rosato: 2006 Cantalupo Il Mimo.

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