Sunday, February 06, 2011

And now, let's eat!

Here's the authentic recipe for the Chicken of the Sea Tunaburger precisely as served at the Disneyland Pirate Ship.  And guess what? It's really good. Try it!
This recipe serves 4 hungry theme park guests:

Mix one can of Chicken of the Sea Tuna with 1 tablespoon of chopped onion, a quarter cup of chopped celery, a teaspoon of lemon juice, and two tablespoons of mayonnaise. Slice 4 hamburger buns (the kind with sesame seeds) into 3 horizontal sections. Spread tuna mixture onto the middle bun slice.

Now mix 2 more tablespoons of mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of catsup (it'll make kind of a 1950s version of pink "thousand island" dressing); spread that onto the bottom bun slice and cover with a layer of sweet pickle slices.  Put all the sections together to make a a "triple decker" sandwich.  

Wrap it up in aluminum foil (Kaiser of course!) and bake in the oven (at 375) for 15 minutes.  Eat it hot!  Yum!

Serving suggestion:  Turn this into a real vintage Disneylander's lunch with Fritos and a Pepsi!


Anonymous said...

Thank you! I had that tuna burger over 40 (50?) years ago and I was impressed. Now I know why :)

Daveland said...

Great idea for dinner - thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful article, guys! I grew up with the mermaid and reading about her history and the relationship with Disney is interesting and informative! Thank you for sharing these images - you guys rock! LOVE IT!

Connie Moreno said...

Oh my gosh, what a fantastic find!!! Thanks for posting it!

Chris Jepsen said...

Or to put it another way,... Take a tuna salad sandwich and add ketchup and heat. I love how "inventive" or "exotic" recipes from that era of usually just slight tweaks of old favorites. The fare at some of the Polynesian restaurants was often another good example of that phenomenon.

BTW, make sure the aforementioned Pepsi is a "Pepsi Throwback," so it actually tastes like it would have in the Golden Age of Disneyland.

Major Pepperidge said...

That's almost my recipe for just a regular tuna sandwich, except I add a dash of tobasco, and use pickle relish instead of slices.

I'm going to have to try this version, it sounds really good!

Main Gate Admission said...

Great Disneylander's lunch, Thanks.

Kevin Kidney said...

Haha, oh no it's nothing at all like a tuna salad sandwich. Completely different. It takes like Disneyland.


I fixed this for lunch for some friends this past Sunday.....and I agree with Kevin; tastes like Disneyland!!

JG said...

We always avoided this sandwich, on the theory that tuna was best served cold.

My Dad hated tuna fish at any temperature and he gamely hung in for Mom's and my sake.

Later I remember him getting the roast beef.

Come to think of it, I wasn't big on tuna fish sandwiches either, willingly eating only the ones that "tasted like Disneyland".

Thank you!


Debbie Ramirez said...

Oh my gosh! So delicious, I made these for dinner and they were a hit. Thank you for posting :)