Yep, you read that title right, I said tuna burgers. And yes, I realize how un-exciting and un-satisfying they sound. However, they are exceptionally delicious and not just because I was starving when they were finally done! There was no fresh tuna at Kroger so we had to buy frozen… which, of course, took forever and a day to defrost. Since we had already made a grocery run that day dinner didn’t make it to the table until almost 9! So my apologies for the bad pictures… I was starving, and they almost didn’t get taken at all!
We were all starving by the time it hit the plates. That said, we all enjoyed them. Even my sweetie, who was not exactly thrilled at the thought of fish burgers. I’m pretty sure the room’s would like to add them to the list of go-to recipes for “fish” day here at the apartment!
We served them with some maple-glazed sweet potato fries. It was one heck of a good dinner!
Eat-Clean Tuna Burger (adapted from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook)
2 lbs fresh tuna steak
4 cloves garlic
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs molasses
3 green onions, minced
½ red bell pepper, minced
½ sweet onion, minced
2 Tbs sesame oil
1/3 c bread crumbs
Dash black pepper, basil, paprika, celery salt
Use a food processor to finely mince the tuna steaks. You want to pulse it until the texture resembles ground beef.
Combine the tuna with all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until everything is thoroughly combined and shape into patties.
Cook on a grill pan over medium high heat, about 3 minutes on each side.
We put these on toast, and topped them with guacamole, onion and tomato.