Crowdtap sent me 3 gourmet flavors of Bumble Bee prime fillet albacore tuna to try & review.
Sundried tomato & olive oil : Full of rich Mediterranean flavor, great for with pasta & salad.
Chipotle & olive oil : Bold & smoky taste & mild heat. Good for a twist in a burrito, tacos, or wrap.
Jalapeno & olive oil: Zesty jalapeno pepper for an explosion of heat. Try on pizza, sandwiches, quesadillas, and more.
I gave my friend the Jalepeno & Olive oil because I knew I would not care for the flavor. He enjoyed the medium heat of the jalapenos & said it was a perfect amount. It was flavorful & would definitely eat it again. He made an open face sandwich with arugula,a slice of nut & grain bread, mustard & mayo.
Next I thought patties would be good for the sundried tomatoes & olive oil. I was thinking of stuff to add to it or put on top of my patties and got some inspiration for what I normally do with tuna. For lunch I usually take plain tuna, mozzarella, spinach , pinch of pepper & scoop it up with tomato basil wheat thins.
What I used for patties: ( made 4 small patties)
Sundried tomatoes & Olive Oil Prime Fillet Albacore tuna fish ( drained)
panko bread crumbs
pinch of pepper
Mix all ingredients together, make patties. Put some olive oil or coconut oil ( and didn’t think of it until after maybe try to reserve the oil when you drain the tune and use to cook them.)
Cook a few minutes on each side until browned.
I placed them on top of roasted garlic cous cous and added in some red pepper & spinach.
Also had some steamed broccoli.
I really love the sundried tomato. It was subtle in flavor but still gave you something different. This would be great in salads & pasta. I will be on the look out for this flavor. I can see this being a must have for lunch or dinners.
Finally the Chipotle & Olive Oil. I’ve been on a spicy kick lately so I wasn’t sure if I would love this or hate it. At first you taste the smoky flavor then it has a spicy kick. I decided to make a quesadilla with this tuna fish. I would definitely get this one again to spice up my lunches & dinners.
What I used:
Chipotle & Olive oil tuna ( drained)
I first cooked the lentils. When they were done I added dice red pepper, red onion, black beans, corn, chili seasoning, lime juice, & towards the end garlic. Stir. Cook for 5-8 minutes until everything is heated through.
I then took some olive oil and put it in my grilling pan.
Added a flour tortilla , sprinkled cheddar cheese.
Put some of the lentil mixture. Put half a can of the tuna fish. Distribute both evenly.
After a few minutes when tortilla is browned and cheese is melted I sprinkled a little more cheese. I placed another tortilla on top & flipped for another few minutes.
Put on plate, cut into 4 pieces. Enjoy.
Overall I think these are a great addition to the Bumble Bee line. It aligns with their BeeWell for Life mission to provide nutritious & quality products that can be incorporated into our every day lifestyles. I haven’t spotted it at my regular grocery store yet but suggested retail is $2.49 for a 5oz can. It helps add flavor without doing much and great to have variety for your meals.I like that they are chunky and don’t have a fishy taste. Even though its in oil, you can drain it and it isn’t saturated with the oil. You can eat them right out of the can , add to a salad, add to a pasta, or make it into something. Its great because if you don’t have a lot of time you can still have great flavor to your meals. I will definitely be adding these to my grocery list, especially the sundried tomatoes & olive oil.
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Have you tried Bumble Bee Gourmet flavors yet? Have you seen them on shelves? How will you be using them?
I received these products for review purposes. All opinions are my own.