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The Tuna Burger

 
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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.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

70

min

Cook

12

min

Ready

90

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

2 pounds tuna
yellowfin, fillets, chopped fine by hand, removing any sinew
3 tablespoons scallions, spring or green onions
finely chopped
2 tablespoons ginger root
freshly grated
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari
1 x cayenne pepper
to taste
*
1 x salt and black pepper
freshly ground
*
1 x vegetable oil
*
Spicy wasabi mayonnaise
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon wasabi powder
mixed with water to make a paste
*
1 tablespoon lime juice
Pickled cucumber ginger relish
1 each cucumbers
peeled, seedless, cut in half and very, thinly sliced
1 small red onion
very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons ginger
pickled
¼ cup rice vinegar
seasoned
4 each soft rolls
*

Directions

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.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 420g (14.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 41926% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 1226mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 119g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 6% Iron 23%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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