I recently bought some frozen albacore tuna steaks from Trader Joe's. I love their frozen fish ~ it's reasonably priced, has great flavor/texture and they have a good selection. The first time I cooked with it, I was paying attention to what I was doing and the fish turned out great. The next time I made it, I got distracted and let it cook too long...not a good thing when you're cooking tuna! Those tuna steaks turned out too well done and were a tad (OK, more than a tad) on the dry side. We ate some of it, but about half of the tuna steaks went into the fridge. I'm too cheap to toss out anything, so I let it sit in the fridge until I could figure out what to do with it.
The next day, I decided to taste it again and...it was still too dry. Drats!! But, as I was chewing it, it now reminded me a lot of canned albacore tuna. OK, I can work with that! I chunked/shredded the remaining tuna, added some low fat Hellmann's Mayonnaise, a few spices, gave it all a good stir and we were in business! I truly enjoyed my 'non-canned, fresh cooked' Albacore Tuna Salad. I think I may have just stumbled upon my new way of making tuna salad! When prepared this way, it's so much 'meater', it's less salty and it's not soggy like canned tuna can sometimes be. I love it when I can salvage a cooking faux pas and turn it into a success!