This recipe on tuna burgers is a twist on the old classic: the delicious and hunger-quenching hamburger. A tuna burger is both healthy and mouth watering; best of all, it’s extremely easy to cook and serves four people.
Serves: 4 (approximately)
1 (185g) of tinned tuna, drained before use
1 large egg
1/2 onion, chopped into fine strips
1 celery stalk,chopped into fine strips
1/2 red pepper, chopped into fine strips
4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons chilli sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/6 teaspoon salt
pinch freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4 baps, brioche rolls or hamburger buns
Individual slices of tomato
Individual lettuce leaves
Preparation time: 20-25 minutes
Cooking time: 8 -10 minutes
Preparation and cooking time combined: 28-35 minutes
(1) Combine (using fingertips or a suitable mixing spoon) the main ingredients (tuna, breadcrumbs, egg, onion, celery, mayonnaise, red pepper, hot chilli sauce, normal chilli sauce, dill salt, pepper, pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce). All of the aforementioned ingredients need to be vigorously mixed, so they and intermingled and the flavours interlace with each other.
(2) Shape the mixture into 4 small pancake shaped burgers, but with a 2-3cm thickness. Remember the mixture may still be very soft and delicate so the burgers should be shaped carefully, remembering that all ingredients should be infused so that none of the flavour is lost.
(3) In a pre-prepared non-stick frying pan, fry the tuna burgers for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side, making sure that each side is thoroughly cooked. The burgers will still be extremely delicate when turning, so make sure they are flipped carefully. If ingredients become detached try to reattach them whilst frying.
(4)When they are thoroughly cooked on each side, remove from the non-stick frying pan and leave to cool on a rack for 2-3 minutes.
(5)Prepare the baps/brioche/hamburger rolls whilst the tuna burgers are cooling. The baps should be buttered; the tomato slices and lettuce leaves can be placed in baps prior to putting the burgers in, or they can be placed on top of the burgers once in the buns.
(6) If you so wish, the burgers can be served with tomato ketchup or mayonnaise or simply served as the come. Enjoy!
Serve on baps/thins with tomato slices and lettuce leaves for a healthy option.