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Old 04-19-2018, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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What do people use this for? Many times I have bought a can of tuna thinking it was packed in water, only to discover someone stuck the oily kind in its place. How do people eat that greasy stuff?
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Use it the same way as in water - drain it.
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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My problem is that too many stores only carry tuna in water. I prefer oil...it tastes better.
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:20 PM
 
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My problem is that too many stores only carry tuna in water. I prefer oil...it tastes better.
oh yes, yes it does,
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:16 PM
 
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My problem is that too many stores only carry tuna in water. I prefer oil...it tastes better.
yes.
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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My problem is that too many stores only carry tuna in water. I prefer oil...it tastes better.
I only buy tuna in oil. It tastes so much better than the stuff packed in water.
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I prefer it packed in oil, too.
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Maybe I’m the odd one then, tuna in oil just seems nasty to me. The whole idea of eating tuna for me is a light meal, having it coated in oil doesn’t seem very light. And if I’m making tuna salad, the mayo already has oil in it, no sense in adding more.
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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My problem is that too many stores only carry tuna in water. I prefer oil...it tastes better.
This!!! I only buy the ones in light oil. Then I drain it.

Tuna in water tastes nasty to me...

My favorite, a solid slice of tuna, not some watery mush resembling cat food... There is maybe a 1 teaspoon of light oil...
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:13 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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My problem is that too many stores only carry tuna in water. I prefer oil...it tastes better.
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oh yes, yes it does,
I think some of the younger set do not realize that tuna packed in water is a fairly recent development. It became a thing sometime in the 1980s with the "low-fat" craze. Before that, tuna only ever came packed in oil.

In the 90s, I watched a cooking show with Julia Child. By then she was well into her 80s, and she was just directing a much-younger staff rather than doing the cooking herself. In this case it was more of an assembly of a large salad that included canned tuna.

As the staff assembled the ingredients into a thing of beauty, she kept reaching out and picking up some of the tuna to eat, saying, "I just love canned tuna." Then she went on to state that to make the dish that was being presented, one should always use tuna packed in oil because of the better flavor. She said, "Do not use tuna packed in water. What Nutritional Nellie ever came up with that anyway?"
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