Tuna Butter

This is a thing, a thing that should be in everyone’s back pocket for all sorts of occasions. It’s quick and easy to make and elevates crackers or toast to a much higher level than plain ol’ butter or other spreads. Quantities in the recipe are more like guidelines, you can add or delete things to your own taste. Keep in mind though, it is butter and thus should be used accordingly-although really that’s up to you.

Tuna Butter


  • 1c cooked tuna (canned is fine, poaching fresh tuna is also simple, experimenting is fun!)
  • 3 oz softened whole butter (cultured butter would work great here too)
  • 1 garlic cloves, rough chop
  • 1-2 scallions, rough chop, or 1/2 shallot
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • chopped fresh dill and parsley–start with about 1T of each and add more TT
  • TT salt and pepper
  • optional ideas(not necessarily all together)-paprika, cilantro, mustard, sherry vinegar, caper, olives, there is loads of room for creativity here


puree all ingredients in a food processor until smooth (a little texture is nice)

keep refrigerated


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