I am not a fan of canned food so the only canned food I stock up at home are button mushrooms and whole tomatoes. L is different, he likes to try out different canned foods especially those that commonly appeared in our parents and grandparents daily cookings. He insisted to buy a can of sardine and a can of tuna in our latest grocery shopping trip and we spent a few minutes in negotiating the number and the size of can we should buy.
Yup, of course we bought the canned tuna. Tuna is very commonly found in sandwiches here but most of the time they are either served with onions or just a thin layer of butter spread on the white bread. I always miss this simple tuna sandwich recipe which my dad passed to me when I was 11. I used this recipe with the plain white bread and won in a sandwich making competition in my primary school. It is just a simple mix of egg and tuna but I personally think it is tastier than the tuna-onions combination. Now at the age of 29, I decided I should leave the cucumber slices to my childhood sandwich-making memory so I made some grilled tomatoes to go with the tuna-egg mixture. I used a grill pan in this recipe and I am really impressed with the grilled tomatoes. It has a BBQ-like flavours in the tomatoes and they’d turned so much sweeter after the high heat grilling.
As expected, the sandwiches were nice as a simple breakfast. It was nice to L but I felt something was missing. It took me a day to figure out that I used a different brand of butter in this recipe.
Isn’t It amazing how our memory decides our taste and preferences in food?
Isn’t lovely that there’s always a story (no matter how small it is) behind every food we eat?