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A Sprinkle Of Sugar Is Your Secret For A Better Tasting Tuna Salad
By Allison Lindsey
Although a tuna salad is simply crafted with a combination of canned tuna, mayonnaise, celery, red onion, and a dash of lemon juice, there are dozens of ways to jazz it up.
One such way is by adding some sugar, which will act as an equalizer by balancing a tuna salad's savory, salty, and acidic profiles for an evenly distributed flavor.
If you end up purchasing an ultra-fishy can of tuna, sugar mellows out its intensity without imparting a cloying taste to the dish.
Additionally, a touch of sugar counteracts any bitterness in pungent veggies or a particularly strong type of mustard, and it provides a delicate sweetness to a tuna salad.
However, you should avoid using sugar varieties reserved primarily for baking or ultra-specific uses, such as powdered and brown sugar.
Instead, consider using classic granulated sugar or simple syrup for swift integration and classic sugar flavors. Start by adding a small amount of sugar and taste as you go.