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Tuna Boats

 Tuna Boats
Janelle Aguda of Chicago, Illinois gets her son involved in this sea-cruising cuisine by having him assemble the simple sails out of cheese slices. They like to serve the “boats” on blue paper plates with fish-shaped crackers.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
  • 4 submarine sandwich or hoagie buns
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • Fish-shaped crackers


  • In a bowl, combine the tuna, egg, celery and onion. Stir in the
  • Miracle Whip and pickle relish; set aside. Make a 2-in. wide
  • V-shaped cut in the center of each bun to within an inch of the
  • bottom. Remove cut portion and save for another use. Line each bun
  • with a lettuce leaf and fill with tuna mixture.
  • Cut cheese slices in half diagonally. For sails, carefully insert a
  • wooden skewer into the top center of each cheese triangle. Bend
  • cheese slightly; push skewer through bottom center of cheese. Insert
  • two skewers into each sandwich. Place on a serving plate. Sprinkle
  • fish crackers around boats. Yield: 4 servings.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.