My husband is the tuna king in our family. The man can't step into a diner without ordering a tuna melt on rye with Swiss cheese. It's pretty rare I even get a craving for the stuff, but when such an occasion rises, I head to the Italian market a few blocks from my house for some of the good stuff. Even if tuna is one of your staples, you must treat yourself to some high-quality fillets packed in oil from Italy. I know you're saying wait a minute, I thought this was a mackerel salad. Well, it is but that only happened by chance.
I woke up a few weeks ago thinking I should try feeding the baby hard boiled eggs. Then I thought, hmm how many peole know how to make a really good hard boiled egg. And well (parents will appreciate this next line, the rest of you can google Laura Joffe Numeroff), if you give Jennie a hard boiled egg, she's going to want tuna salad to go with it. And by the way, the baby didn't care for the consistency, but she's only 14 months and still developing her palate.
Back to my story. Off I went to the market only to find they were out of my favorite jarred tuna. I saw another jar filled and asked the owner for his opinion and that's when I learned this particular jar was filled with mackerel fillets, not tuna as I thought (I haven't retained much of my high school Italian, and couldn't read the label).
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