Tuna fish melt

Tuna fish melt photo
Tuna fish melt sandwich

I was not a fan of canned tuna as a youngster. But something Marty said a while ago about the sandwich made me try one. I found out that I like them now. But I am particular on how they are made. The bread must be high quality and should be able to stand on its own. The same goes for the cheese.

Melt two ounces of butter in a pan. Take two slices of H.E.B.’s jalapeno pepper cheese bread and soak up the butter on one side. Leave that side down on the pan and place a slice of Boar’s Head Monterrey pepper jack cheese on top of the bread. Spoon half a package of Starkist chunk light tuna in water on top of one of the slices of bread. Season liberally with salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash, and red pepper flakes. Put the other slice of bread on top to complete the sandwich. Let the cheese melt and the butter brown. Help the process along by pressing the sandwich down. Enjoy immediately (even before you cook another).

The Simga 8mm fisheye lens was interesting to shoot with. The camera is leaning over the table at an angle and close to the plate. Even with two big lowel lights, there was not enough light on the cut side of the sandwich. So I used three 580EX speedlights. One one the camera as a master. And two held off to the sides in my hands that were slaves. All three were on 1/64th power.