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I buy tuna like some people buy shoes. I get into the grocery store and something pulls me towards the tinned fish aisle. Oh, I say to myself. I need tuna. But, like shoes (or so I hear), I have to spend some time to find the right tins. Because I read an article once that told me what tuna to buy and what to avoid. You have to check where it was tinned and from one place it's good and another it's bad. But when I'm standing in the grocery store at 7AM and I've only had a few swallows of coffee, I can never remember which place is which, so I go by the alphabet or by spinning around with my eyes closed and grabbing the first tin I touch.

Also, some of the tins have pictures of dolphins on them. This tuna is dolphin-approved, I think. But what do dolphins know about tuna? Besides, I hate dolphins. But then maybe the picture means that the tuna contains dolphin. I've never had dolphin (except in tuna) so I'm not sure if I like the taste. Close eyes, spin, grab.

When I've got my five tins picked out, I take them home and open the cupboard and discover that I've already got 20 tins in there. But, really, that's not enough. What if there were a shortage? Or if I had to isolate myself due to bird flu? (So long as dolphins aren't a carrier!) Best to get more.

I do like tuna a lot, but even so, I can't eat all that I buy. I think this impulse comes from my childhood when I would only take tuna sandwiches for lunch to school, from elementary up to high school. For some reason, nobody wanted to sit next to me at lunch. But those sandwiches were the best, soggy and warm. Tuna means comfort. Tuna means happiness. Tuna means love.

I shudder to think how much mercury I consumed. Still, it never hurt me. Unless that's the reason I can never remember how much tuna I have in the cupboard.

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I now have an undeniable craving for tuna. Though I'm heading out to a holiday party, where chances of tuna sandwiches are slim to none. Alas!

Poor tuna, not classy enough for holiday party fare!

I, too, have way too many tins of tuna in storage. But only one of them is intended for human consumption. I am jealous of my cats.

Maybe that's why I don't have a cat -- I don't want to share my tuna.

but don't you want to play around a bit and maybe dabble in tinned shrimp or anchovies?

I like tuna salad with currie :D

I did buy some tinned salmon, but only once. New things are bad.

How do you eat it though? Do you eat it plain? Or do you eat the ones that are flavoured like 'tomato and basil' 'lemon and pepper' because those are only 52% tuna.

Do you add lettuce?

I've never worked out a proper way to eat tuna even though I do like it.

I buy plain tuna and then add mayo or plain yogurt to it. Sometimes I add lemon pepper and mustard. Sometimes I add soy sauce and wasabi. Sometimes dill.

I used to eat it on crackers with cheese or on bread, but now that I'm eating low-carb, it's harder. I just use a fork or sometimes use cucumber slices as substitute crackers.

I made tuna, coriander and spinach quiche for dinner last night. It needed more tuna, but I suppose it was all in your cupboard.

I'm hoarding. One day, I'll sell and then I'll be rich!

The quiche sounds great. I'll have to look for tuna quiche recipes.

Mm, tuna. I haven't had a tuna sandwich in a while and now I have some new seasonings I could use to flavor it. Sesame soy, maybe. Or chili powder (found some nice mild stuff that I can actually use). Or good old lemon pepper, which is just yum.

Chili powder is a new one! Maybe I'll try that next time.

I don't like it when my canned dolphin has tuna in. :(

"You got dolphin in my tuna!"

Mmm. now I want to make a tuna ragout. those are yum.

That does sound good. A nice winter food.

I had tuna earlier! In a sandwich with mayo and fresh parsley.

Tuna means love
I completely agree. There's something comforting about tuna.

And I will never again go to buy tuna without thinking about this post. :P

Just make sure you look up the article about which tuna to buy! I should get it tattooed on the back of my hand.

Tinned tuna is such a homey food. I used to make instant tuna casserole from Kraft Easy Mac, tuna, and frozen peas.

I feel so close to you right now. I think I'm going to die from mercury poisoning too. I buy tuna in bulk of 20s each time and I panic whenever I've less than 10 left. I've been eating tuna sushi almost daily. Why does this fish give so much happiness?

I think it must be the omega3s! Or all the mixed in bits of dolphin. :D

I'm not wild about raw tuna, actually. It's the texture more than anything.

I wonder what the symptoms of mercury poisoning are but I'm afraid to look them up because then I'll know I have it for sure.

tuna sandwich: mayonnaise + muenster cheese + insane amounts of chopped onions + crushed doritos = YUMMY BLISS. (i'm very serious about tuna, okay)

i love you for loving tuna. AND i thought it came from dolphins, too. XD

Ooh, that sounds like a good cheese to use. And I used to put salt and vinegar chips into my tuna sandwiches.

Tuna is a serious thing!

Well, I hope it doesn't come from dolphins.

And, it's the tuna companies, they put in a special ingredient to make you buy lots of tuna :)

Maybe they lace the tuna with nicotine!

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Ours is a high and lonely destiny.


See, I don't eat fish. I hate fish, I just can't stand the taste. Never could.

But... tuna is so much more than just fish. Somewhere between the sea and the can, something was done to it that actually made it kind of tasty! I would say that I am down with tuna, and I heartily approve of this tuna post. (And sushi, sushi isn't fish either for some reason, but sushi posts are a dime a dozen around these parts) I really despise dolphins, though.

I don't even think of tinned tuna as fish. If I'm out and I have a tuna steak or tuna sushi or something, that's fish. But tinned tuna is tuna. You're right -- there's something magical that they do to it that makes it extra wonderful!

I'm not fond of dolphins either, so consuming them makes me happy.

Yep, I totally understand what you mean.

Though I'm really the shoe-buying type. Bought red pair, high-heeled just few days ago.

I could never get the whole shoe thing until I equated it with tuna. :D

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