Tuna Burgers

When I went to the fish store the other day there were several hunks of tuna for sale but only one of them was as thick as I like — tuna dries out quickly so I like to use a piece that’s 1-1/2-inches. Unfortunately, the piece i wanted weighed too much for a dinner for two for Ed and me, but I bought it anyway so I could experiment with the leftovers.  I actually cut a half pound chunk off to play around with the next day and decided to make tuna burgers.  They were gooooood! Here’s the recipe: Tuna Burgers 16-20 ounces fresh tuna 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (or cilantro) 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion or scallion 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped serrano or jalapeno pepper salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Chop the tuna into very fine pieces into a bowl (you can use a food processor). Add the parsley, onion, garlic, ginger, chili pepper and some salt and pepper to taste. Stir ion 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Heat the remaining vegetable oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers for about 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and crispy on both sides. Makes 4. I served these on hamburger rolls with lemon-flavored mayonnaise: mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel.

When I went to the fish store the other day there were several hunks of tuna for sale but only one of them was as thick as I like — tuna dries out quickly so I like to use a piece that’s 1-1/2-inches. Unfortunately, the piece i wanted weighed too much for a dinner for two for Ed and me, but I bought it anyway so I could experiment with the leftovers. 

I actually cut a half pound chunk off to play around with the next day and decided to make tuna burgers. 

They were gooooood!

Here’s the recipe:

Tuna Burgers

16-20 ounces fresh tuna

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (or cilantro)

2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion or scallion

1 large clove garlic, finely chopped

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon finely chopped serrano or jalapeno pepper

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Chop the tuna into very fine pieces into a bowl (you can use a food processor). Add the parsley, onion, garlic, ginger, chili pepper and some salt and pepper to taste. Stir ion 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Heat the remaining vegetable oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers for about 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and crispy on both sides. Makes 4.

I served these on hamburger rolls with lemon-flavored mayonnaise: mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel.