6/8/11

Ahi Tuna Burgers

Now that summer is right around the corner that means fresh corn, veggies from the garden and burgers on the grill. The only thing is I don't really eat much meat so I am always on that mission for the best veggie burger. While I do have some recipes to try, I was really in the mood for an ahi tuna burger tonight. They remind me of a little place in St. Helena called Taylor's Refresher, which is fast food with a Napa Valley twist. I ended up just "winging" the recipe and I was happy with how they turned out...otherwise I probably wouldn't be sharing it with you :)

Ingredients:
3/4 lb fresh ahi or yellowfin tuna
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 tsp soy sauce
1 clove mashed garlic
salt and pepper
2 Tbs olive oil
Whole wheat buns
tomato, lettuce, red onion

1. Chop the tuna with a sharp knife. Do not use a food processor; you want the tuna chunky so it will stick together.

2. In a small bowl combine the tuna, mustard, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix with your hands. Form into two patties.

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3. Heat the oil over medium high heat. Place the patties in the pan and cook on each side for two minutes. Blot with a paper towel to remove excess oil. Add to a whole wheat bun and add red onion, lettuce, tomato and mayo. You can make an Asian aioli by whisking together mayo (vegan or regular) with a little soy sauce.

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Enjoy!

As sides I made a quick three bean salad and corn on the cob.

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Although I'm pretty sure the boys would enjoy this dish, they had cheeseburgers. Our kids do eat red meat, but like everything else, in moderation :) They actually love veggies and eat fish a couple times a week.

2 comments:

  1. Ack! I still have to try out the recipes you put on your blog. :)! I'm so excited to be done with summer class this Friday. I think I may find one of your older recipes and give it a go!

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  2. Hello Elizabeth,
    This recipe for Ahi Tuna Burgers looks so yummy; I will have to give it a whirl in my kitchen. Nice photos. Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles, Paula

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