Vegetarian needs recipes for the darkside - TUNA!!!!
- 03-21-2008, 11:55 AM
Vegetarian needs recipes for the darkside - TUNA!!!!
Alright. I'm trying to force myself to like fish, so I need some ideas. I've been a vegetarian for the last 18 of my 21 years of life, so I'm having a not-so-easy time. I've searched to recipe forum for something that sounds tolerable, but there's no way I'm gonna eat tuna+hot sauce or blended in my PWO shake. So... I need some healthy recipe ideas that will help mask the tuna flavor at first, just so I can get used to it.
Please help a veggie out! I need the protein!
- 03-21-2008, 12:54 PM
tuna + Salsa
Tuna + mustard
Tuna + Mustard + spices of choice
Try albacore at first if you can, the kind in the pouch, its less fishy and a cleaner taste, than you can move to the chunk light straight out of the can mixed with some diet coke lolMuscle Pharm Rep
03-21-2008, 01:36 PM
Meat substitute is the easiest. Most of my family are vegan so it even harder for them to get protein sources.
My favorite brand is, gimme lean by light life. extremely high protein.
03-21-2008, 01:55 PM
03-21-2008, 02:01 PM
Cant really be any help with tuna, not my cup of tea. Im a salmon, tilapia, type guy.
Scallops are a great source, sorry if this is again off topic.
03-21-2008, 02:11 PM
03-21-2008, 03:17 PM
I need something a little healthier/creative then my homemade tuna melt which I have been suffering through for the past couple of days. Here's what it is.
1 pouch Albacore
1 tsp mayo (I know! But it helps with flavor)
1 tsp chopped dill pickle
1 slice fat free cheddar
2 slices whole wheat flax & fiber bread
I mix it all up, put it on 1 slice of bread, put cheese on other slice of bread. Broil both 'til warm, then slap 'em together and chow.
I need something new and tasty!!
03-21-2008, 04:44 PM
1 flat-out flatbread sundried tomato flavor (if you can get them)
1 pouch tuna
2 tablespoons cottage cheese
1/2 tomato diced
1/4 cup diced onion
juice of one lime
two packets spleda
1. combine onions, tomato, lime juice, and splenda. Salt and pepper if desire.
2. Place tuna, cottage cheese, and Pico (what you just made) in wrap.
3. roll up and toast in a pan.
Muscle Pharm Rep
03-21-2008, 06:36 PM
03-21-2008, 08:36 PM
Why would a vegetarian want to eat fish? Aren't fish animals? Or are you one of those people who do it for "health" purposes?
03-21-2008, 09:03 PM
03-21-2008, 10:19 PM
By the way, I further don't understand tuna for the health benefits when there are cans of chopped chicken breast that are badass tasting and are almost 30g protein per short can. Put it in some ramen noodles and you basically have a full meal. I make quesadillas with 2 cans, about 60g protein from chicken plus the cheese. Why suffer with tuna when there's chicken. Cheap too from Sams or Costco.
03-22-2008, 12:23 PM
Have a search on here for the tuna burger recipe! I've not tried it yet but it sounds awesome chuck some cheese on top etc. I'm going to start experimenting the next few days.
03-22-2008, 12:33 PM
Half pound of frozen broc/caul, 1 - 4oz can light tuna in water, 2tbsp EVO.
Could spice as you like with maybe basil, oregano, rosemary, garlic, red pepper, black pepper....could even toss in some cottage cheese or better yet a parmesian or romano.
I do the same with a can of chicken.
Those two are staple for me because I stock my frozen and non perishables at work for my work meals.
03-22-2008, 12:49 PM
03-22-2008, 01:00 PM
I get my bulk products at Costco. They have a brand named Kirkland's. Kirkland's is (I think) a 12oz can, as I use half of one in place of a whole can of 4oz tuna which switching. There are other named brand mfg, I'm sure.
03-22-2008, 01:38 PM
03-22-2008, 01:48 PM
03-22-2008, 01:49 PM
The bag of frozen vegetable (mixed brocolli and cauliflower) is 16oz (1lb).
Pour out half into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 mins.
In the meantime I mix 2 tbsp (more or less depending upon diet goals) into a can of drained tuna.
Mix oiled tuna with hot broc/cauli.
I live like this at work. I bring 3-4 or more bags of veges and 6 or so of each of tuna and chicken each week. I keep a bottle of EVOO there too.
I usually only spice it up at home. I eat like this as a major staple so I try to add something for flavor at home.
03-23-2008, 11:41 AM
for now, this is what I do:
1 small can of tuna
lawry's season salt
ritz crackers or whole wheat bread
drain can of tuna, and put the tuna in a bowl
add miracle whip so it's not dry
add lawry's season salt to taste
eat with ritz crackers, or put it on bread
been doing this for years. it really is a winner.
you can add some sun chips to it if you want more tasty/filling meal, or double up on the tuna.
03-23-2008, 04:04 PM
03-26-2008, 11:39 AM
Oooh, I love making new things out of tuna...
Here is my rendition of the tuna burger.
Tuna Burger (I don't know how close this is to the legendary tuna burger that everyone talks about...but I LOVE it...)
2 cans of tuna (your choice, albacore or chunk light)
4-5 egg whites (hmm...egg whites probably aren't vegetarian material are they...?)
Either some Quaker Oats or a piece of whole wheat bread (again, your choice, and the amount is more of a "your call" deal, it's for keeping everything held together).
Your favorite burger seasonings (I do garlic salt, but that's just me)
Now, take all of that, throw it into a bowl, and mix it around. I prefer to get my hands dirty in it and mash it up that way until it seems to be a pretty good consistency. Then, form up a patty or two and cook it up. You have lots of choices for cooking, my favorites are grilled, or just throwing them on the George with some Pam to keep it from sticking. Voila! Yummy tuna burgers!
04-06-2008, 09:58 PM
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