Take your child’s sandwich from ho-hum to yo-ho-ho in under 15 minutes. These pirate ship sandwiches are a certain hit for dinner.
With the help of some toothpicks and a barbecue skewer, it’s easy to turn basic sandwich ingredients into a cute pirate ship sandwich.
Start by filling a hoagie roll with tuna salad.
Then use a wooden barbecue skewer, broken in half, as the mast for a slice of cheese. Flexible cheeses work best for this. If your cheese is a little stiff, then you might want to do this step last.
To make the pirates, poke a toothpick through 2 olives. Remove the pimento from a third olive, and place it on top for a hat.
Wrap a piece of turkey around the bottom olive, and then poke the pirate into the tuna salad. Repeat for the second pirate.
Slice another olive or 2 to make portholes on 1 side of the ship. Use a little dab of cream cheese to stick each of them to the bread.
Pirate ship tuna sandwich recipe
Ingredients and supplies:
- 1 hoagie roll
- 1 small can tuna, drained
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons celery, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons dill pickle, roughly chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 slice cheese of your choice
- 8 green olives with pimentos
- 1/2 teaspoon cream cheese
- 1 wooden barbecue skewer
- 2 toothpicks
- If the hoagie roll is not already cut, then slice open the seam, and place the roll with the opening pointing upward.
- In a small bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, pickle, salt and pepper.
- Fill the roll with the tuna salad. (You will have leftover tuna salad.)
- Break the barbecue skewer in half, and poke it through the slice of cheese in 2 places. Insert the broken end of the skewer into the tuna salad.
- Poke a toothpick through 2 olives from end to end. Remove the pimento from a third olive, and spread it out on the tip of the top olive.
- Wrap a slice of turkey around the bottom olive, and place your pirate into the tuna salad. Repeat for a second pirate.
- Slice an olive or 2 to make 4 portholes. Apply a dab of cream cheese in 4 spots on 1 side of the roll, and stick the portholes onto the cream cheese dots.