Pressed Mediterranean Tuna Sandwich
In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, pepperoncini peppers, lemon peel, lemon juice, and garlic. Remove and set aside half of the mayonnaise mixture. Stir the tuna and olives into the remaining mayonnaise mixture.Advertisement
Split the bread loaf horizontally in half. Spread the bottom half of loaf with reserved mayonnaise mixture. Layer the cucumber, red pepper, celery, and tuna mixture on top of mayonnaise mixture. Top with remaining bread half, cut side down. Press down firmly.
Wrap the entire sandwich tightly in plastic wrap. Place sandwich on a small baking sheet in the refrigerator. Place a 13x9x2-inch baking pan on top of the sandwich. Add 5 to 6 unopened cans of food to the pan to press down the sandwich. Chill sandwich for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours before serving. Before serving, unwrap and cut sandwich crosswise into six portions.
If desired, substitute 12 ounces fresh cooked, flaked tuna for the canned tuna.