Tuna Medallion Sandwich, a New Kitchen and Cheffresco's Bday!



We don't post nearly enough lunch recipes, considering how much we both love making elaborate sammies w. lots of yummy ingredients. Typically we just use deli meat, so this one with fresh tuna was a treat. You can modify the ingredients anyway you'd like. You could use feta instead of gorgonzola or omit the cheese all together, because the dressing adds nice flavor. I definitely recommend this sammie! Serves 4.

On another note, tomorrow is Cheffresco's first birthday! Since we aren't likely going to be posting two days in a row, I figured I should go ahead and mention it now. We sure have found a lot of delicious recipes in the past year & the blog has definitely forced us to try new things. It's been fun and I sure have learned a lot about cooking! My Mom should be proud considering I'm not sure she had too much hope for my culinary skills a hear and a half ago :)

And finally, we have the pictures of our new kitchen! At last a pantry, bottom-shelf fridge and storage space - no more cereal boxes above the fridge! We even have a shelf just for cheffresco plates. :)












Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tuna medallions
  • Sesame seeds, enough to sprinkle over medallions
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 whole wheat rolls, halved
  • Green lettuce, as much as desired for sandwiches
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup jarred artichoke hearts, well drained and sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese

Directions

  1. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Rub the tuna medallions with 1 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  2. Sear the medians for approximately 45 seconds to a minute and a half per side depending on the thickness of medallion and desired rareness. Remove from heat and set aside. When cool, slice thinly.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk in the olive oil. Drizzle mixture over both sides of the sandwich halves.
  4. Place the lettuce, tomato, onion, artichokes, cheese and tuna on bottom halves of the rolls. Close with top roll and serve.

33 comments:

Hannah said...

Very nice! looks delicious!

Megan said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous!! And happy blogiversary!

Chef E said...

Jealous! My kitchen is about a third of yours...

Sandwiches must have been a thread unconscious theme for us all these past few days...

Leslie said...

Beautiful new kitchen. Love the colors!
Happy Birthday to your wonderful blog!!

A Year on the Grill said...

happy blogiversary, and great kitchen looking forward to hearing all the uses!

Sharon said...

Jessi, your kitchen is amazing!!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

The gorgonzola is what makes this sammie for me! Delicious!

Happy blog birthday to you, woo! :)

Paula said...

Delicioso ese sandwinch y vuestra cocina me encanta ;)

saludos. Paula
http://conlaszarpasenlamasa.cultura-libre.net

petite nyonya said...

What a lovely spacious kitchen! I love your pantry, so much storage space! The sandwich is making me so hungry right now! Happy Birthday to Chef Fresco too! Have a wonderful celebration.

Grace said...

well, a big fat congrats on hitting one year—you’ve put out a lot of amazing stuff! i’m quite envious of your new kitchen—here’s hoping you accomplish all kinds of feats in it!

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope the two of you will be blogging for years to come. The kitchen is just fabulous and I love your sandwich. Hugs...Mary

Rose said...

YUMMY! Cute kitchen! It seems no matter how many cupboards we have or shelves, we don't have enough!

Happy Blog Birthday! I always enjoy your recipes :D

♥peachkins♥ said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous and Happy Birthday!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Weird.... I was just thinking about you guys. I come home and there are two comments for you!

Wow Happy Anniversary to Cheffresco! And your kitchen and tuna with red wine vinegar sandwich looks great!

Laura

Sweet and Savory said...

I love the kitchen. I love your choice of cabinets and appliances. I love all the space. I am happy for you.

I am afraid the recipe got lost in these kitchen photos. I will go back and take a peek.

My Little Space said...

Your new kitchen looks great! I'm sure envy... It's good to have all the kitchen equipments really organize in place. Thanks for taking me to your kitchen tour. Love it!!! ((hugs))

Heavenly Housewife said...

Congrats to you on the birthday and your new place. Look at all that storage! I am so envious:D. Love the tuna sandwich, is fab classic and a big favourite with me.

Elra said...

Happy 1st birthday Chef Fresco, and what a fabulous kitchen!

Gloria said...

Happy 1st birthday and your kitchen is amazing!!! buaaah! mine is more little, but always dream with a kitchen as yours! So beauty I love your cabinets, and your kitchen equipments, all is lovely, congrats, and huggs, love your recipes, gloria

Steph said...

That's the perfect tuna sandwich. I love the add ins. I like the colour of your cabinets.

gastroanthropologist said...

Really liking the artichoke slices with this sammy. European sandwiches consist of white bread, butter, and a single slice of meat and/or cheese. I love a sandwich which lots of things piled on!

Congrats on your anniversary. Nice kitchen!

My Little Space said...

Chef, I've an award for you. Please feel free to drop by and pick up the batch. Thank you.

Olga said...

omg, look at all the booze!!!! LOVE the pantry.
And the sandwich looks amazing.

Juliana said...

Nice kitchen...must be fun to cook in a new kitchen :-) The tuna medalion looks delicious and happy 1st anniversary...very exciting!

lisaiscooking said...

Happy 1st Anniversary of your blog, and congratulations on the new kitchen! The tuna sandwich sounds great. Love the artichoke hearts.

Cucinista said...

And happy birthday! Put a candle in that fabulous sandwich.

Sharon said...

Lunch is certainly an underrated meal on foodie blogs, huh? This is a beautiful sandwich worth of your anniversary post!

Ivy said...

Happy blogoversary and congrats on the new kitchen. The sandwich sounds perfect for me to try the gorgonzola I brought from Italy.

Emily said...

Wow, the kitchen looks so nice!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

wowo w ur kitchen is so so dang cute...love all the spaces in and out & the warm personal touch...ofcourse the sandwhich is real time yummy too!!!!

Kerstin said...

Happy blogiversary!! And congrats on your new place and gorgeous kitchen! Yummy sandwich too!

Bellini Valli said...

Congratulatioins on your new home, your blogaversary and being creative in the kitchen.. your new kitchen!!!

Sasha said...

Happy 1st birthday, Chef Fresco! And many, many more.

Your home looks so cozy and neat. I like ; )

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