Opening a Can (of Tuna) — Lesson Two

Tutorials (Cooking Lessons)

In the last online lesson, you learned how to boil water. And, fortunately, how to do something useful with it. Now you’re going to learn to open a can — and do something with its contents.

Start with a can of tuna. For this lesson, you are going to need a can of Albacore (preferably) tuna, some mayonnaise, a stalk of celery, a little chopped onion or onion powder, some sweet pickle relish or a small sweet pickle, a lemon, salt and pepper, paprika, a little mustard, and some parsley.

You also need a bowl to mix all this stuff in, a knife to cut up some of the ingredients, and some bread if you’re going to make a sandwich.

This lesson consists of gathering the ingredients and following the instructions shown on the Tuna Salad page. Once the tuna salad is made, you can either eat it as a salad, maybe over some lettuce, or make a sandwich. For the sandwich, I prefer mayonnaise and lettuce on the sandwich; sometimes adding slices of tomato makes it a little more special and tasty.

Notice near the end of the Tuna Salad page I list some potential modifications to the recipe. Try some of these, and see if you come up with a version of tuna salad you like better. Don’t be afraid to experiment. That’s part of the fun of cooking!

Now you can boil water and open a can. And do something useful with these new talents. Speaking of opening cans, my Tamale Casserole is mainly that. Want to try it for dinner?

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