Grilled Tuna Sarnie with Melted Brie

Dear John Recipe: Grilled Tuna Sarnie with Melted Brie Cheese

Here’s another way to kill off a can of tuna, John. It’s gushingly glorious with Brie but equally delish with Edam or any other cheese that’s willing to melt under a bit of heat. A thin spread of mayo on the outside of the bread aids in getting an even and easy toasty-golden colour.


Start off with the usual: a tin of drained tuna, a dollop of mayo and some chives or salad onions (also for colour so it’s not white on white on white!). Mix together and set aside.


Now spread a very thin layer of mayo on one side of each bread slice. The side with the mayo is the outside of your sandwich. Now plop some tuna salad on the dry side of the bread (or butter it if you wish), place a thin layer of Brie (or other cheese) on the tuna and then top with another slice of bread, again mayo side outward. Now put the sandwich (mayo side down in the pan), and warm the pan over medium-low heat to toast/grill the sandwich. Press down lightly with a spatula on the sandwich so the bread toasts and colours evenly. When it’s golden, turn it over, and brown the other side. Watch it carefully because it can brown quickly, and there’s only a few seconds between light golden and burnt brown.

Bon appetit!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanna says:

    i tried making mayo last night, ended up with a very light foam that was halfway between sabayon and mayo, still delicious but not quite thick enough, it would be perfect in this delectable sounding toastie! lucky John having you write recipes for him xx

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      Funny that because I made mayonnaise the other day and it tightened up like a fist. I had to add a few drops of water to it before it relax. But flopping or tight, nothing can compare with homemade mayo! Have you ever grated a bit of garlic into homemade mayo? Yum.

  2. ceciliag says:

    so simple so perfect and i have never thought of putting mayo on the bread to be scorched.. great idea.. have you posted oyur home made mayo?, I really need to get into making it.. c

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      There’s a mayonnaise recipe here at but there are probably better tutorials out there on the internet. BBC Good Food has lots of videos. I use a hand blender stick nowadays. The whisk method is too tough on my arm. 🙂 yes, I know, I’m a wimp.

  3. Perfect. It’s like a reworked Croque M’sieur.. 🙂

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