How To Make Your Tuna Mousse More Interesting

So, by now you have certainly experimented with making your own tuna mousse. If you haven’t be sure to check out my recipe: Bachelor’s Simple Tuna Mousse

Still not convinced that this might be the perfect lunch idea? Let me give you 3 simple reasons why you should make this right now:

  1. It’s easy
    Yes, it takes me 20 minutes to make a batch big enough to feed an entire family for 3 days. In this estimate lunch is the only meal of the day, of course.

  2. It’s cheap
    Hell yes! Let’s do some math:

  • 2x tuna = 3$ (20 DKK)
  • 1/4 of a quality jar of mayonnaise = 0.50$ (3 DKK)
    Ends up at 3.50$ (23 DKK) for enough tuna mousse for 3 days.
  1. It’s delicious
    I won’t elaborate. It’s something you need to try out yourself.

Spicing It Up!

Is tuna mousse starting to feel too tasteless to you? Try adding any of the following:

  • Finely chopped red onion
    Yes! This adds an amazing new depth to your mousse. You can add regular onions instead but be aware that red onions work best since their taste is less bitter than most other onion types.

  • Finely chopped bell pepper
    Bell pepper adds a fresh and juicy feeling to your mousse. I personally like adding this since it makes the whole mousse feel a lot less ‘meaty’. This results in a mouse that is horizontally balanced on the meat/vegetable scale. Yes, I just came up with that term. Patent pending.
    Which color bell pepper should I add?
    Add red bell pepper for sweetness. Add green for a slightly bitter but fresh taste. Add yellow bell pepper if you’re looking for something less tasteful. (They really taste like nothing)

  • Canned corn
    Adding canned corn makes your mousse sweeter. It also gives it a nice color. I don’t have a harsh opinion on this. Add corn you like it; I won’t stop you.

  • Sriracha Sauce
    Now this is my favorite part. After making a nice mix of the previously mentioned ingredients, I like adding just a dab of Sriracha. It adds a spicy flavor to the mousse, which is a nice contrast the aforementioned ingredients. If you’re feeling adventurous or believe that you’re a tough person, add more sauce. I usually add about half a tablespoon to a batch made of 2 cans of tuna.

Alright, those were my favorite ingredients to add. Although I have preferences among these I can greatly recommend all of them. It really helps make a tuna mousse sandwich feel like more of a complete meal.

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