The tuna in this sandwich is fried until it's crunchy, then pepped up with chillies and glued to the bread with sweet mayonnaise which also adds the sweet balance to the spicy tuna. Frying the tuna like this definitely adds an extra dimension and texture to otherwise boring tuna sandwiches.
Be careful when frying the tuna, it will burn easily and it also spits as the water in the fish flakes boil off. After experimenting with it, I decided to fry it slowly in the oil that comes in the can, and covering it with an anti spatter lid, shown below, to let the water cook off without the tuna flying everywhere.
4 Slices Wholewheat Sliced Bread
1 Can Tuna in Oil
1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
1 Teaspoon Palm Sugar
3 Large Red Chillies Chopped
3 Stalks Chopped Coriander
Half Small Chopped Onion
1. Take the tuna in oil and break up the tuna into fine pieces.
2. Fry the tuna in the oil, slowly, let the water boil off it, it will spit a little so best to cover with an guard or lid.
3. Turn it frequently to cook it evenly till it's crunchy.
4. Drain off any surplus oil from the tuna.
5. Chop the coriander, chillies and onion into fine pieces. Mix with the palm sugar, lime juice, fish sauce and mix into the tuna.
6. Spread mayonnaise over both slices of bread, the mayonnaise sticks the mixture to the bread, so it needs to be the top and bottom layer of the sandwich, with the tuna mixture spooned in the middle.
7. This mixture will make about 2 to 3 sandwiches.