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    So I tried eating tuna for the first time. I opened the can and drained the water then ate it. The taste wasn't bad but it was dry as hell. It was like eating sand. Is this how tuna is?

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    Yes, but I think most of us mix it with mayonnaise or mash it with avocado prior to eating... most of the time.
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    Tuna is not enjoyable when thoroughly cooked unless you mix it with some condiments. It's edible and wonderfully so when barely seared, or raw as sashimi. When cooked, yeah, sand is not an incorrect description. I literally have to choke down a cooked filet of tuna.
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    Add primal mayo, some lemon juice and seasonings, even relish works. Tuna is one of my favorite snacks and completely primal if done right!
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    I second what Damiana (great username btw!) said. If I were to eat canned fish I'd much rather have sardines or salmon. Tuna is at its best raw, or at the very least slightly seared. I used to down cans of tuna when I was into bodybuilding as a teenager, but never enjoyed it as it was usually very dry.
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    The taste wasn't bad but it was dry as hell. It was like eating sand. Is this how tuna is?
    It's how canned tuna is, yes. If I'm eating it on it's own I prefer canned mackerel - it's naturally oilier so less dry. Of course fresh tuna is preferable, and a well cooked tuna steak can give a "proper" steak a run for it's money any day of the week!

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    Interesting, I ate nothing but canned tuna until early in my 30s when I tried it fresh for the first time. I don't have the same view. Maybe because it was always added to a salad or on a soft sandwich. But ditto the comments about adding avocado or mayo. If it is crumbled into a salad I think I enjoy the substance of the meat. These days I don't ditch the oil but add that too, so that improves the undryness.

    A great meal I love is to fry up onion, garlic, canned tomato, add tuna, and right at the end, peas. It is served on pasta normally, but it is a yummy primal meal on cos lettuce leaves or alone. Try that for a 'wet' simple tuna dish.

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    I'll drain the eat it over a bed of lettuce with olive oil, salt and pepper. The canned variety definitely needs something to moisten it, although I've known people to mix it with rice and soy sauce.

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    I recently tried mixing some coconut oil (with a bit of salt, onion powder and garlic powder) in tuna to have with my salad. I ended up eating it by itself. Was quite good.

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