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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Weeknight Dinner In Minutes - Fast & Healthy Tuna Burgers + Homemade Wasabi Mayo

When it comes to weeknight dinners, the easier (and faster) the better. If you are looking for a new classic that your family will request over and over, and one that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare (start to finish), look no further than today's delicious and uber healthy Tuna Burger.

Delicious Fresh Tuna Burgers, Photo: NK 


Tuna Burgers on the grill pan, Photo: NK 
We will be presenting the recipe portioned for two, as one 8-10 ounce Tuna Steak is the perfect amount for two hearty burgers, but this is easily adaptable for your family, just double or triple the amounts as your needs dictate. 

Recipe Tips:
We cook our burgers on a non-stick grill pan but this would be fine in any sort of skillet. Since the Burgers use no binding agent (breadcrumbs, egg, etc) which adds to the healthy factor,  I would be hesitant to try making these on an outdoor grill as they would undoubtedly break apart. 

Don't skip the Wasabi Mayo! A little hit of spice really makes the recipe. 

Serve these open-faced to save even more on calories. They are still very satisfying. 



Enjoy and here's to less time cooking, more time enjoying.


Fast & Healthy Fresh Tuna Burgers With Wasabi Mayo
Serves 2 

Burger Ingredients: 
Easy Wasabi Mayo, Photo: NK

10 Ounces of high quality Tuna Steak, coarsely chopped into 1/2 inch cubes

2 Tablespoons Chopped Chives, plus a whole chive sliced into 2-inch pieces, reserved

2 teaspoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Salt 


Pepper

Non-stick Cooking Spray or a teaspoon of Canola Oil spread 
with paper towel over the pan

Burger Buns (1 for open faced, 2 for a burger with a full bun)

Thinly-sliced cucumbers, optional
Black Sesame Seeds, optional

For The Wasabi Mayo
1 Tablespoon Light Mayo 

2 teaspoons Low Fat Sour Cream (you can also omit Sour Cream and Double Mayo if you so choose)

Wasabi Paste (such as this) or Wasabi Powder to taste (keep adding it and tasting until you get desired spice level)

Method:


1. In a bowl, combine the chopped Tuna with Chives and the Low Sodium Soy Sauce, a sprinkle of Salt and Pepper and the Optional Sesame Seeds. Form two evenly sized patties.

2. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium high flame.

3. Cook Burgers 2-3 minutes on each side. They can be slightly pink in the middle if the tuna is high quality.

4. Meanwhile, make the Wasabi Mayo by combining Mayonnaise and Sour Cream with the Wasabi Paste. Adjust spice level to your liking and add a dash of Salt if you choose. Mix well. 

5. To serve, place a Tuna Burger on top of the bottom half of a bun. Top with Cucumbers and dot with Wasabi Mayo. Affix two of the two inch chive slices to the Mayo. Enjoy!! 

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