i’m a very fishy person; tuna burgers with red onion salsa

Sorry, there has gone troll in my first post – so I have to delete and re-blog – So sorry .. will miss out on all comments and “liking” – but the whole thing was bothering me. Technical problems the story of my life.

Big fan of tuna, eat nearly every fish and seafood, except oysters (a little story behind that too – that I will come too) – we can’t get it fresh tuna over here … but we can buy really good quality frozen and it works fine for my cooking, used frozen tuna in all dishes I put on our menus – and not one complain.

This is a dish that I do quite often to myself – the lonely diner – is to breakdown the recipe to be “for one”. Plus the girlfriends like it. Think tuna is a girly fish – more women eat tuna then men. It is also a very quick dish to do – about 35 min total.

Tuna Burgers with Red Onion Salsa, serves 4
1 red onion, finely diced
2 plum tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped.
1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 lime, juice
15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
salt & freshly ground black pepper

400gr (14oz) tuna (not tinned now)
5ml (1tsp) wasabi paste
15ml (1tbsp) sesame seeds
salt & freshly ground black pepper
15ml (1tbsp) seasoned flour
4 ciabatta rolls, split and toasted

1. Start with the salsa – stir all the ingredients together, and set aside at ambient temperature for at least 1hr.
2. Make sure you rinse the tuna under cold water – and patch it dry with absorbing paper – to take out the fishy flavour. Put it in a food processor and pulse until coarsely minced – move to a mixing bowl and add the wasabi past, sesame seeds, season with salt and pepper. With damp hands – shape the mixture into 4 even-sized burgers.
3. Dust the burgers in the seasoned flour – shaking off any excess. Shallow-fry for 2-4 min on each side until nicely golden brown and just cooked through. Tuna I personally don’t mind if it’s a little pink. Be very careful to not overcook them – they will quickly become dry.
4. Place the burgers on toasted split ciabatta rolls and top with a good spoon of the salsa and lime wedge – serve warm.

For the girls would I serve a dry German Riesling  – even to the boys if there is any around.

“Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish,
and then it is disgusting”
Dave Barry

Photos provided by; Gus Filgate/raleys.com/mulitmedia-graphics-download.com/flicr.com (pinprick)/steammykitchen.com

10 thoughts on “i’m a very fishy person; tuna burgers with red onion salsa

  1. Love tuna as well….. When I received the ‘multiple tuna posts’ I thought, ‘I am not the only one who has technical issues’. Don’t worry. I am currently ‘tweaking’ or perhaps changing my blogging platform. Wonder what problems that will bring???

  2. When I saw two tuna posts, I thought. Ummm, I am not the only one to have technical issues. Not to worry, love tuna. I may be switching my blogging platform. Wonder what new problems that will create? Best, Lisa

    • Lisa, there shouldn’t be two … hope there is only one just now. What a carry on *smile – a bug in the system maybe. Good luck with the switching – maybe that was the problem, because I have been playing around with new platforms/themes.

    • Wendy … thanks, it was only something wrong with one of the pictures, took up the whole post and I couldn’t delete it – so did I new post.

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