Wasabi Tuna Burger
June is Burger Extravaganza Month here at Foodo.
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~ Mary ~
For this year’s burger extravaganza I was bound and determined to have a couple seafood burgers. They’re a different bird from ground beef and pork. They’re fussy, delicate and can’t be over cooked or they end up tasting like sawdust.
This recipe comes from the store and is a very popular dish, only it’s in the form of tuna steaks. I revised it, just for you, into a burger. Either way it’s a winner. As a burger they are loosey goosey, so you do absolutely need to partially freeze them so they’ll hold up on the grill.
Wasabi Tuna Burgers
Combine in food processor:
1 pound fresh Tuna (you need 2 lbs TOTAL!)
Squirt Sambel Olek to taste – optional
4 Tbsp Sherry
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
5 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Fresh Minced Ginger
2 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Fresh Minced Garlic
Pulse until everything is mostly broken up and somewhat pasty.
Then place in a large mixing bowl and add:
1 lb roughly chopped Fresh Tuna
½ Cup Chopped Green Onions
Handful Chopped Cilantro
Stir well and make into 4-6 patties and place in freezer.
Freeze patties until a frozen ‘crust’ appears around the edges.
Grill burgers over medium heat on oiled grate to desired degree of doneness.
About 3 minutes on each side, but depends on thickness of patty.
Serve on Semi-soft, toasted buns with lettuce and a pat of Wasabi Butter.
1/3 Cup Butter
1 Tbsp Orange Juice Concentrate
1 Tbsp Fresh Minced Garlic
1-2 Tbsp Wasabi Powder