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February 28, 2013 4:41 PM
Whats the best way to drain can of tuna so that the tuna salad is not too mushy? Right now I use a can opener and force the top down to drain it but that wastes pieces of tuna and is not very efficient. Is there a better way?

What do you put in tuna salad. I am currently putting in walnuts, light mayo, cinnamon and black pepper.
  19118917
February 28, 2013 4:45 PM
I don't like mayo, so I can't help you with your recipe, but I've seen a tuna drainer they sell at the grocery store. It usually is near the tuna. You could invest in one of those.

Am I the only one who thinks that tuna can lids used to be thicker and it used to be easier to use them to drain the tuna?
February 28, 2013 4:46 PM
Tuna strainer - greatest thing since sliced bread

http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-International-GT-3966-Can-Colander/dp/B00004S7VI
  19825759
February 28, 2013 4:46 PM
Not sure about draining it, but my mom puts some mayo, celery (chopped) and some green onion (chopped) in with the tuna, it tastes really good!
February 28, 2013 4:47 PM
Can't help you with the draining as I use the lid as well. As for in my tuna salad I put just a tiny bit of mayo, some hummus, diced onion, salt, and pepper. I like dried cranberries with my tuna, but not mixed in.
  7686093
February 28, 2013 4:47 PM
QUOTE:

I don't like mayo, so I can't help you with your recipe, but I've seen a tuna drainer they sell at the grocery store. It usually is near the tuna. You could invest in one of those.

Am I the only one who thinks that tuna can lids used to be thicker and it used to be easier to use them to drain the tuna?

You're right. They used to be thicker.
  19825759
February 28, 2013 4:47 PM
john west no drain tuna!!!!!! a bit more expensive but hassle free
  19611769
February 28, 2013 4:48 PM
QUOTE:

I don't like mayo, so I can't help you with your recipe, but I've seen a tuna drainer they sell at the grocery store. It usually is near the tuna. You could invest in one of those.

Am I the only one who thinks that tuna can lids used to be thicker and it used to be easier to use them to drain the tuna?


Yes! Now they just bend and squirt tuna juice all over you. grumble
February 28, 2013 4:48 PM
A can strainer works very well. It fits inside a can of tuna for you to squish it really hard to drain it well (I hate mushy tuna!) -- my tuna comes out very dry using this. The strainer also fits on top of a regular size can, if you want to drain something without using a big strainer.

I've also wondered why they don't make the lids thicker to help... hate it when the top bends!
  8535250
February 28, 2013 4:48 PM
LOL how hard are you pressing that lid? Dont drain it down the sink buy a cat and give it to her. You've never known appreciation until you get tuna smelling kisses.
  17474508
February 28, 2013 4:48 PM
QUOTE:

Tuna strainer - greatest thing since sliced bread

http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-International-GT-3966-Can-Colander/dp/B00004S7VI


Cool and cheap.
  19118917
February 28, 2013 4:49 PM
sounds like we all use about the same things in our tuna :) get a drainer they work
  27270416
February 28, 2013 4:49 PM
I haven't used mayo in over a year. I either use hummus (spinach & artichoke or supremely spicy) or plain greek yogurt mixed with some sriracha


I always use the lid and I never lose the tuna. Maybe you're just pressing too hard...
  14236348
February 28, 2013 4:50 PM
On a side note, just googled 'is tuna safe to eat regularly' and get some mixed opinions. Its tough to eat healthy these day. Tuna is cheap and fills you up but eating it daily may not be so safe.
  19118917
February 28, 2013 4:51 PM
buy the tuna in the pouch!
February 28, 2013 4:51 PM
I use very small holed strainer.. not sure how to spell it correctly but I like tzaki (greek sauce with yogurt, cucumbers etc)
  26461064
February 28, 2013 4:51 PM
QUOTE:

LOL how hard are you pressing that lid? Dont drain it down the sink buy a cat and give it to her. You've never known appreciation until you get tuna smelling kisses.


But then you have to own a cat
  6827545
February 28, 2013 4:53 PM
QUOTE:

I haven't used mayo in over a year. I either use hummus (spinach & artichoke or supremely spicy) or plain greek yogurt mixed with some sriracha


I always use the lid and I never lose the tuna. Maybe you're just pressing too hard...


I am eating mayo after years. Just started. In fact I think I never bought mayo in my life before. I am trying to up the intake of fats and proteins and keep carbs at 100g or lower. I dont care for mayo but I look for calorie fillers to meet my quota.
  19118917
February 28, 2013 4:54 PM
I would use a fine mesh colander to drain the tuna. Then shred it by rubbing it in your hands until all the chunks are gone. I just recently started using strained 0% fat Greek yogurt instead of mayo. I chop some celery and onion and sometimes a little dill pickle. Put it on wheat toast or bagel thin with lite Laughing Cow cheese wedge. oops I forgot pepper...fresh ground pepper to the tuna.tongue
  34550797
February 28, 2013 5:08 PM
QUOTE:

I would use a fine mesh colander to drain the tuna. Then shred it by rubbing it in your hands until all the chunks are gone. I just recently started using strained 0% fat Greek yogurt instead of mayo. I chop some celery and onion and sometimes a little dill pickle. Put it on wheat toast or bagel thin with lite Laughing Cow cheese wedge. oops I forgot pepper...fresh ground pepper to the tuna.tongue


This is my exact recipe .... lots of pepper :)

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