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Recipe

Fresh Tuna Burgers with Ginger & Cilantro

Scott Phillips

Servings: four.

The key to a good tuna burger is to avoid overprocessing and overcooking. Cook them on the stovetop so you have better heat control and can ensure that they stay a nice, moist medium rare inside. Serve with the Thai-Style Dipping Sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh sushi-grade tuna fillet
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped red onion or scallion
  • 2 Tbs. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. minced fresh hot green or red chile, such as cayenne, Thai bird, or serrano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. canola oil
  • Thai-Style Dipping Sauce 

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 320
      Fat Calories (kcal): 160
      Fat (g): 18
      Saturated Fat (g): 2.5
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 6
      Cholesterol (mg): 45
      Sodium (mg): 1000
      Carbohydrates (g): 10
      Fiber (g): 0
      Protein (g): 27

Preparation

  • With a very sharp knife, cut the tuna into 1/4-inch dice. Alternatively, cut the tuna into 1-inch chunks and pulse in a food processor until just chopped, about 4 quick pulses. take care not to overprocess. Gently stir in the cilantro, onion, mayonnaise, ginger, chile, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Shape the tuna into 4 equal 1-inch-thick patties. Refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 20 minutes and up to 4 hours.

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the tuna burgers until nicely browned on both sides but still pink in the center, 2 to 4 minutes total. Don’t overcook or the burgers will be dry.

Serve with Rice Noodle Salad and Lemongrass Lemonade to drink.

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  • Barbara152 | 08/19/2015

    The fresh tuna burgers was the best, my husband keep on talking about how good they were.

  • Barbara152 | 08/19/2015

    The fresh tuna burgers was the best, my husband keep on talking about how good they were.

  • Barbara152 | 08/19/2015

    The fresh tuna burgers was the best, my husband keep on talking about how good they were.

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