Open Face BBQ Tuna Melt

Open Face BBQ Tuna Melt
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  • Recipe Yield: 100


  • 25 lb. (8 – ⅓, 48 oz. pouches) StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water
  • 2.5 qts. chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 5 cups chopped red grapes
  • 3.25 qts. mayonnaise
  • 16 lbs. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 100 pieces 6-Inch Baguette split in half
  • 20 avocados, sliced into 10 slices each
  • 10 whole red onions, sliced into thin
  • 2- ½ cups flour mixed with 1 Tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 7 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 – ½ gallons BBQ Sauce


  • Preheat fryer to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix tuna, celery, onion, grapes and mayonnaise. Season with salt.
  • Toss red onions with the Old Bay seasoned flour and shake off excess. Add to the fryer basket and fry until light golden brown and place on a large tray lined with a paper towel.
  • Place baguette halves on a large tray and place a scoop of tuna salad on each baguette and spread out.
  • Top each half with tuna with ~ 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake in oven until cheese begins to melt.
  • Remove from oven and place 2 halves on a plate. Top with fried red onions and a drizzle of barbeque sauce. Garnish with 2 avocado slices.
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*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.