While I was on vacation we went to a wonderful little cafe called Whidbey Pies, Cafe & Catering. I had the Tuna and Havarti melt on toasted Banshee Bakery bread. Well, That’s the same sandwich I always order when we go there. I love their cafe, so cute and the food is fresh and tasty. I’m always impressed. And, this is my favorite sandwich there. I can’t get enough of it. I always mean to try something new, but once I’m there, I have to order that tasty sandwich.
tuna sandwich

 A wonderfully tasty tuna melt made with Island Trollers Albacore with Capers


A wonderfully tasty tuna melt made with Island Trollers Albacore with Capers

So, I thought I’d combine the taste of the Whidbey Cafe tuna melt with the Island Trollerstuna. Here’s my version of that tasty sandwich treat using Island Trollers Albacore with Capers.
caper tuna

If you guessed that there would be real capers in the can with the tuna, you'd be right! So beautiful!

If you guessed that there would be real capers in the can with the tuna, you’d be right! So beautiful!

And, I must say, this version comes pretty close, with the only major exception being their rustic bread that I can’t seem to find here at home. When making this type of sandwich, make sure you have a hearty bread, one that will toast up nicely. The toasting time in the pan will depend largely on your bread, so be sure to watch it as it cooks. You could also toast this in a Panini press if you have one.

Tuna and Havarti Melt on Sourdough bread... it only takes just a few minutes to make a sandwich this tasty

Tuna and Havarti Melt on Sourdough bread… it only takes just a few minutes to make a sandwich this tasty

Tuna and Havarti Melt on Sourdough bread… it only takes just a few minutes to make a sandwich this tasty

Island Trollers Caper Albacore Tuna and Havarti Melt on Toasted Sourdough

1 can Island Trollers Caper Tuna, undrained
1/4 cup red onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil mayonnaise or sour cream
1 slice Havarti cheese
2 slices sourdough bread
spray olive oil

In a medium bowl, combine undrained tuna, chopped red onion, parsley, and mayo, flaking tuna as needed with a fork.

Albacore tuna salad. This would be great inside an avocado or a tomato as well. Or, it was delicious just eaten with a fork!

Albacore tuna salad. This would be great inside an avocado or a tomato as well. Or, it was delicious just eaten with a fork!

Spread tuna over one slice of sourdough bread (you probably won’t be able to get all the tuna on the sandwich, that’s ok, you can snack on the leftover tuna as you toast the sandwich). Top the tuna with sliced Havarti, and the last slice of bread.

Heat a grill pan over medium-low heat. Once hot, spray the pan with olive oil, and place tuna sandwich in the pan. Allow the sandwich to toast and grill marks to develop, approximately 5-10 minutes of cooking. Spray top of sandwich with olive oil, and gently flip sandwich to allow grill marks to develop on the other side. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes until both sides are golden brown and crispy.

Remove from pan and slice in half for serving. Enjoy immediately. Yummm.
Albacore Melt

Fresh, tasty, and not ooozing with mayonnaise like some sandwiches. This is pure simple goodness.

Fresh, tasty, and not ooozing with mayonnaise like some sandwiches. This is pure simple goodness.