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January 21st, 2008


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02:42 pm - In Which I Attempt to Eat Tuna on Purpose
spectralbovine: Hm. I am eating Starkist Albacore tuna. It's a different experience when I don't think it's chicken salad. It smells funny, but it tastes okay, I guess.

The thing comes with mayonnaise and relish, which is odd. I don't exactly know what to do with them. I'm just putting tuna on crackers.

k_olefin: You mix the tuna with the relish and mayo to make tuna salad.

spectralbovine: But how am I supposed to do that on top of a cracker?

smrou: I have no idea--can you mix them in the can?

spectralbovine: There's no can; it's a pouch. The first cracker, I just put a dollop of each on top, and that...sort of worked.

Tasting new meat is odd.

jeeperstseepers: I'm the only person I know personally (until you, now) who eats canned tuna without mixing mayo in.

spectralbovine: Well, I didn't know how it worked! I have one last cracker. Let's try mixing this stuff in.

jeeperstseepers: Now that you've had canned tuna, you should try a fresh tuna steak to see how it's a completely different thing.

spectralbovine: We'll see about that. It's funny; the taste of tuna is so foreign to me I'm not even sure whether I like it or not. That is, I don't dislike it, but I don't know whether I actually think it has any favorable qualities.

*headTARDIS* So that's why it's called a "Mixing Spoon"!

outforawalk: This is making me laugh. A lot.

And I like seafood and don't really love canned tuna. I am amused at all your fish eating adventures.

spectralbovine: Heeeeey, now that tastes better. Good old mayonnaise.

But I'm out of crackers! *goes to get some bread*


I'm just glad that now I can stop being disappointed when I think I see chicken salad and it turns out to be tuna salad. I mean, I'll still be disappointed because I totally prefer chicken salad, but at least I'll have something to eat.
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From:outforawalk
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
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CONSTANT VIGILANCE!eleventy!111!

Erm. Sorry. I can't read that phrase without it shouting at me.
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From:latropita
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
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Hee. Fittingly, I am off for my first meal out in the city, which will be...sushi! Except I already know I like spicy tuna rolls, so I don't know if it'll be as exciting as yours was.
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From:soleta_nf
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I'm eating canned oysters and Ritz right now! Hee.

This reminds me of backpacking in the Netherlands when I bought this strange-looking tuna in a can. I decided to be adventurous and try something new, and I was NOT happy when it ended up being lemon-flavoured tuna. Ew. Silly Dutch.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
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Lemon-flavored tuna?? That's bizarre.
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From:electricmonk
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
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From:seawench
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
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Canned tuna is a good base, but it's all about the fixings. I recommend Chunk Light over Chunk White as it seems to mix better. My recipe is black olives, pickles (bread & butter sticks, not relish or dill pickles), and red onions all chopped very fine and mixed in with Mayo and a pinch of curry powder. I used to take the pouches for lunch, but the relish is too sweet for me. Corner Bakery makes a great tuna salad sandwich on olive bread if you have any near you.

I'm one of the very few people in the world who lists tuna salad as one of her favorite foods but can't stand chicken salad. I know, I'm weird.
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From:zenkitty_714
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
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I like the Chunk Light tuna, but I don't like the albacore. It tastes very different to me. As does a tuna steak, which as has been said before, is v v different.

I'm enjoying your fish-eating adventures! I cannot abide sushi, and it's not even the taste. I can't get past the fact that it's raw fish. The only time I was able to eat and enjoy it was once when I was drunk at a Korean celebration sort of thing. I like fish, love salmon, love catfish (ooh, try catfish next!), crab is okay, don't care for lobster, can't stand shellfish. There, that covers me and the fish.
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From:outforawalk
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
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I *heart* your icon.
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From:jeeperstseepers
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Someone sent me this a few years ago, before the days of YouTube.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
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Ahahahaha.
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From:gossi
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
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I work for a company that makes tuna now. Well, we don't make it, we catch them. They're fucking huge beasts, let me tell you.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:January 21st, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
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They get chopped up into teeny little pieces, though!
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From:peri_peteia
Date:January 22nd, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
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I'm waiting with baited breath for you to get to shellfish!
From:harriettheelf
Date:January 22nd, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
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baited breath

snort

that's pretty awesome.
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From:tigeremme
Date:January 22nd, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
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yeah, 1) you need to mix the stuff up, well, with "fixins" mentioned above, or it's not really ... tuna salad. 2) ditto on the seared tuna steak recommendation. /very/ different.
From:harriettheelf
Date:January 22nd, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
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You should try getting a tuna melt next time you go out for dinner. They are delightful.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:January 22nd, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
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I am sure anything with the word "melt" in it will be delightful.
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From:gymble
Date:January 22nd, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
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Only my cat likes plain canned tuna. And when I say "like," I mean "will kill me and anything that gets between her and it."

I go through phases with it. It's much better with mayonnaise and relish and cucumbers. Sometimes I really like it and then I'll go months without touching it at all.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:January 22nd, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
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Only my cat likes plain canned tuna.
How was I supposed to know you weren't just supposed to eat it plain?!
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From:wiscck
Date:January 22nd, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
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jeeperstseepers: I'm the only person I know personally (until you, now) who eats canned tuna without mixing mayo in.

I don't! Mayonnaise is gross.

Here's my funny tuna melt story: Shortly after I moved to Hong Kong, before I had figured out where to buy all of the western food, I decided that I wanted a tuna melt. So I went out to buy tuna and cheese. The only tuna I could find that was not packed in oil (ew) was teriyaki-flavored. The only American-style cheese I could find was pineapple-flavored. So I had a teriyaki pineapple tuna melt. It was suprisingly tasty.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:January 22nd, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
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I...didn't know there was such a thing as pineapple-flavored cheese.
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From:miniglik
Date:January 22nd, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
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This feels like the toothpaste post. I couldn't say why, though. Is it a posting trap?

Also, I don't like tuna or mayo or relish, so no tuna fish salad for me. However, I do like brushing my teeth, so...

Edited at 2008-01-22 01:59 am (UTC)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:January 22nd, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
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Ahahaha. I should add the tag. I forgot about that.

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