This recipe is a silly little discovery. It’s just me reporting on a fun way to use garlic whistles. Garlic whistles are the tops of growing garlic plants. They are sold bundled up in a hand sized circle, with the flower just as a beginning bud. If they were left on the garlic plant they would bloom into a typical allum looking flower. When munched on they are wonderfully crunchey and full of spicy garlic flavor.
The world of tuna sandwich lovers can be split into two groups- crunchie lovers and straight up tuna-philes. It’s kind of like whether you prefer your Ben and Jerry’s smooth or with good bits in the ice cream too. I used to be a straight up tuna gal, but various forces showed me a new side to tuna sandwiches. I love tuna sadwiches with bacon bits and halved grapes… though I don’t often admit it in public!
This tuna concoction is a nice way to use the garlic whistles you have been seeing in farmers’ markets this season, with out going too crazy with sandwich additions…
Spicy Tuna Sandwich with Garlic Whistles
To one drained can of good tuna add: (remember to give your drained tuna water to your kitty!)
- just enough mayonaise to goo it all up
- one tsp of chili garlic paste
- a couple tablespoons of sliced garlic whistle
- a little splash of lemon juice
- a good grinding of black pepper
Slather on toasted wheat bread and you’re set!