Emeril’s Kicked-Up Tuna Melts | 23 Cool Things To Do With Canned Tuna--Also, a proper tuna melt has the cheese melted and hot and the tuna salad cold. Almost all restaurants make it wrong. To do it correctly, make and chill the tuna salad. Meanwhile, make a grilled cheese. When the grilled cheese done, immediately pull it apart, add the cold tuna salad, close it up, and serve it. Perfect.