Winner: Black and Bleu Tuna
Restaurant: Mr. Fish Seafood Restaurant, Myrtle Beach, SC
Sandwich Creator: Chef/co-owner Sheina Hammerman
Inspiration: The restaurant also features a seafood market where customers can buy an assortment of fresh, uncooked seafood. The sandwich represents the possibilities one can achieve with the product.
Key Ingredients: An 8-ounce fresh, seasoned tuna steak cooked to the preferred temperature of the customer, topped with melted bleu cheese and house-made remoulade, as well as house-made blackberry wasabi sauce. It’s served on a fresh roll with spinach, tomato and lemon.
Food Cost: $2.12
What Others Have Said: The Black and Bleu Tuna was featured as the Sandwich of the Week at thedailymeal.com.
What the Judges Said: “It’s not often you see a sandwich prepared using fresh tuna that is cooked to temperature. And some might argue that it would be a shame to mess with its purity, but those know-it-alls have not likely eaten a fresh tuna sandwich with blackberry wasabi. It’s evil-genius good and worth a ransom of one million dollars!”
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