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Tuna Burgers Finally!

May 25, 2011


I finally did it and made GP’s tuna burgers. They were very easy to make and I loved them. You can really taste the ginger and fresh good quality tuna makes all the difference. The flavors mesh together so well! I absolutely loved the soy-sesame mayo, I thought it really made the burgers. I could quite honestly eat it with a spoon or at least dip fries in it!

I will say my hubby was not a huge fan- he might have even ordered a Philly Cheesesteak after this meal. He really feels that burgers should only be made with red meat. So GP did not impress him, but I thought they were light, healthy, delicious and I would definitely make them again (what does he know anyways?).

Notice my husband’s burger is the one with American Cheese, he couldn’t be happy with just the plain tuna. Such a typical man.


The Toppings- sesame soy mayo, arugula, and sauteed shallots


I served the burgers with her Sauteed Greens with Onions and Soy Sauce and it was the perect side. I will be making this dish again often.


The final product!

TUNA & GINGER BURGERS (from My Father’s Daughter)

1 TEASPOON WASABI POWDER
2 TEASPOONS DIJON MUSTARD
1 TEASPOON WATER
1/2 TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER
1/2 TEASPOON COARSE SALT
1 TABLESPOON PEELED AND FINELY MINCED FRESH GINGER
1 TABLESPOON PEELED AND FINELY MINCED GARLIC
1 1/2 TABLESPOONS PEANUT OIL, PLUS MORE FOR COOKING
1 POUND HIGHEST QUALITY TUNA, CUT IN 1-INCH PIECES
2 TABLESPOONS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
3 SHALLOTS PEELED AND THINLY SLICED
4 SPROUTED WHEAT OR WHOLE WHEAT BUNS
1/2 CUP SOY AND SEASAME MAYO

COMBINE THE WASABI, MUSTARD AND WATER IN A SMALL BOWL. SCRAPE IT INTO A FOOD PROCESSOR ALONG WITH PEPPER, SALT, GINGER, GARLIC, AND PEANUT OIL. PULSE IT ALL TOGETHER TO MAKE A FLAVORFUL PASTE. ADD THE TUNA AND PULSE JUST TO COMBINE- BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER PROCESS. FORM THE MIXTURE INTO 4 BURGERS AND SET IN REFRIGERATE FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR (UP TO OVERNIGHT) TO LET THE FLAVORS REALLY SET IN.

MEANWHILE HEAT OLIVE OIL OVER MEDIUM HEAT IN A SKILLET. ADD THE SHALLOTS AND SAUTE ABOUT 10 MINUTES UNTIL THEY GET SOFT AND SWEET AND A LITTLE BROWN. RESERVE

PREHEAT YOUR GRILL OR GRILL PAN OVER HIGH HEAT.

RUB THE TUNA BURGERS WITH A LITTLE PEANUT OIL AND GRILL FOR 2-3 MINUTES A SIDE. GRILL THE BUNS ALONG WITH THE TUNA. SPREAD THE BUNS WITH MAYO, PILE ON SAUTEED SHALLOTS AND A BIT OF ARUGULA AND TUCK IN BURGERS.

SOY AND SESAME MAYO

1/2 CUP VEGANAISE
2 TABLESPOONS
2 TABLESPOONS TOASTED SESAME OIL

WHISK ALL TOGETHER.

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  1. Wow…that looks AMAZING!!! I am going to have to make these this weekend for Memorial Day! šŸ™‚

  2. DE-LISH! I am so passing this one along to the mister so that he can whip it up for me (c; That first picture has my tummy rumbling…

  3. Wow this looks absolutely amazing!

    xo

  4. Natalie says:

    yummmm. i would have the same problem as you did…i would love this and my hubby wouldn't be so thrilled. sigh. men.

    http://www.natyouraveragegirl.blogspot.com

  5. Julip Made says:

    These are making my tummy rumble at work… I'll definitely have to try these from some summer BBQ!

  6. Hannah says:

    These look delish! I think I am going to have to make them when I have some fresh Tuna. I bet the hint of wasabi was just perfect!

  7. Lisa Fergus says:

    I've never even heard of a tuna burger!!! But now i don't know how I ever lived without one! lol Thanks for sharing, making this one for sure!

  8. Bud and Leo says:

    Yum yum yum and I'm so over turkey burgers so thank you a million!

  9. Jill says:

    those look delicious and I don't even like seafood!!!

  10. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Looks yummy!!! Now that I am able to eat fish again (it isnt turning my stomach like it did at the beginning of my pregnancy) I will def have to try this!!! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Sounds so good!! p.s. I love my House Beautiful too!!

  12. OH MY GOSH!! These look incredible! I definitely have to make these asap. YUM!

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