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Emeril's Kicked-Up Tuna Melt

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“Looking for an interesting tuna melt, I wandered into the Food Network where I found this little gem of Emeril’s which I slightly adapted to suit my ‘buds. Even my tuna-averse husband loved them! I omit the tomatoes for personal preference, but have left them in the recipe. Please note that while I’m leaving the recipe yield and ingredient quantities the same as the original, I actually got twice as many open-faced sandwiches!”

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  1. Preheat the broiler and position the oven rack about 6 inches from the broiler.
  2. Combine the tuna, olives, mayonnaise, red onion, capers, black pepper, lemon juice, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Arrange the bread slices on a work surface. Lightly spread each slice of bread with additional mayonnaise and top with 2 tomato slices each. Divide the tuna salad evenly among the 4 bread slices over the tomatoes. Top the tuna salad with slices of cheese.
  4. Place sandwiches on a sheet tray and place under broiler. Cook until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 3-4 minutes.

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