The Tuna Burger
Awesome flavors in every way. Pickled relish with wasabi mayo perfectly complimentary. When you bite into it the texture is equal or better than milk-fed fillet mignon.
yellowfin, fillets, chopped fine by hand, removing any sinew
scallions, spring or green onions
soy sauce, tamari
salt and black pepper
|Spicy wasabi mayonnaise|
mixed with water to make a paste
|Pickled cucumber ginger relish|
peeled, seedless, cut in half and very, thinly sliced
very thinly sliced
In a bowl combine the tuna, scallions, gingerroot, mustard, soy sauce, cayenne, salt and pepper.
Form the mixture into six 1-inch patties and chill for 30 minutes.
In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, wasabi, and lime juice.
Cover and chill.
In a medium bowl combine the cucumber, red onion, pickled ginger, and rice vinegar.
Toss to coat and season with salt and pepper.
Heat a dry large heavy skillet over moderately high heat.
Brush each tuna pattie with the vegetable oil.
Cook the tuna patties for 5 to 6 minutes per side until they are just cooked through.
Transfer the tuna patties to the buns and top with the wasabi mayonnaise and the pickled cucumber ginger relish.