Tuna Umami Melt

Tuna Umami Melt


1 can spring water tuna
Day old rye/white bread
Handful fresh dill
4 tbsp mayonnaise
6 sliced pickles
5 tsp UmamiPapi Chilli Oil
200g block of American cheese
200g vintage cheddar
Knob butter
1 pinch flaky salt
1 pinch black pepper


  1. Pop your tuna through a sieve and drain off as much water as possible.
  2. In a bowl, add your tuna, fresh dill torn, roughly chopped pickles, 2 tsp of mayonnaise and 3 tsp of UmamiPapi Chilli Oil with a good crack of pepper and set aside.
  3. Microplane or finely grate your vintage cheddar and American cheese and set aside.
  4. To prepare your toasties, combine a good knob of butter and 2 tsp of UmamiPapi Chilli Oil in a bowl, spread the umami butter on the same side as both your pieces then flip over and spread your mayonnaise on the other sides.
  5. In a medium sized pan over medium-low heat, add in your bread slices mayonnaise side down and cook for 1 minute.
  6. After 1 minute, add a mixture of American cheese and vintage cheddar cheese on one slice of your bread.
  7. Add your tuna mixture on top of your cheese then top tuna mixture with more cheese mixture.
  8. Top with the other slice of bread and squish down with a spatula.
  9. Sprinkle in some water around the toastie and pop your lid on to melt the cheese.
  10. Keep an eye on the colour of your toastie and adjust heat as required.
  11. After 30 seconds, remove the lid and flip your toastie and cook for a remaining 30 seconds.
  12. Once you have some nice colour your toastie, remove from the pan and add to your plate.
  13. Top your toastie with some flaky salt.
  14. Enjoy!