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‘Ahi Tuna Burgers Recipe

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There’s nothing quite like a delicious burger. An ‘ahi tuna burger is a healthy and tasty alternative to traditional beef burgers, budget-friendly, and they’re perfect for summer cookouts and picnics. If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy burger option, give tuna burgers a try. You won’t be disappointed!

'ahi tuna burger on a bun with lettuce and tomato

Mahalo to Foodland Hawai’i for sponsoring this post. As always, thoughts an opinions are my own.

This tuna burger recipe is a delicious and easy way to enjoy tuna. ‘Ahi tuna is a healthy, low-calorie fish that is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, making it a great option for a healthy meal. Tuna burgers can be made with canned tuna, fresh tuna, or even salmon. These are a great option for a quick and easy meal that is healthy, delicious, and budget friendly.

Ingredients to make ‘ahi tuna burgers

  • Canned tuna. Be sure to drain. You can opt to use fresh tuna or your favorite fish.
  • Panko. These are Japanese style bread crumbs. If you can’t find them you can use traditional breadcrumbs.
  • Furikake. A roasted seaweed condiment perfect for fish. This can be found in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores.
  • Green onions. Add a pop of color and flavor.
  • Garlic. Be sure to dice these up finely. I like to use a garlic press to make it quick and easy.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Egg. This acts as a binder to hold your burger together
  • Cooking oil of choice. I like to use avocado oil, but you can use vegetable, canola, or any other oil you’d like.
ingredients for an 'ahi tuna burger

How to make tuna burgers?

You’ll want to start by heating your pan over medium high heat. While the pan While the pan is heating up, you can prepare the tuna burgers.

Simply take canned tuna, panko, furikake, green onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and an egg and toss that into a medium sized bowl. You’ll want to mix that until everything is well combined. If your mix is too dry and crumbly you can add another egg to help bind it together.

'ahi tuna burger mixture

On the other hand if your mix is too wet, add a little more tuna or panko.

Take your mixture and form four equal size patties and place in heated pan with your cooking oil of choice. Cook the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

'ahi tuna burger patties

Optional burger fixings

  • Of course a good old bun. If you’re keeping it low carb omit the bun.
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • And you can’t forget sauces. You can’t go wrong with good old ketchup and mayonnaise, but I love a good wasabi aioli. Adds a little hint of spice and is packed with umami.
bite taken out of an 'ahi tuna burger in a bun

How to make wasabi aioil?

You will need:

  • Mayonnaise. Make sure you get the good stuff. Kewpie Japanese mayo works well here too.
  • Maika’i Wasabi. You can find this at your local Foodland. This brings the heat. Add a little or a lot depending on your spice tolerance.
  • Shoyu. A little salt to balance out the heat.
  • Garlic. Fresh is best.

To a small bowl add mayonnaise, Maika’i Wasabi, shoyu, and garlic. Mix until well combined. Spread your mixture on your bun and start assembling your delicious tuna burger.

wasabi aioli for an 'ahi tuna burger

Tips for the best ‘ahi tuna burgers around

When it comes to tuna burgers, you really can’t go wrong. However, there are a few tips and tricks that will help you make the best tuna burger possible.

Firstly, when it comes to fish burgers, you can use canned tuna, fresh ‘ahi tuna, or even salmon. If you’re using canned tuna, be sure to drain it well. Otherwise, your burgers will be too wet and won’t hold together well.

Secondly, season well. I recommend using furikake. This is a roasted seaweed condiment that’s perfect for fish.

Lastly, when cooking your tuna burgers, be sure to cook them on each side. This will ensure that they’re cooked through, delicious, and hold their shape.

If you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to making the best tuna burger possible. Enjoy!

Frequently asked questions

Are ‘ahi tuna burgers healthy?

Yes, tuna burgers are a healthy alternative to traditional beef burgers. They’re lower in saturated fat and calories, and they’re a good source of protein.

What goes good with tuna burgers?

Tuna burgers are delicious on their own, but they’re also great with a variety of toppings and sides. Try them with lettuce, tomato, onion, and your favorite sauce. You can also serve them on a bed of greens, with a side of roasted vegetables, or good old fries. I love sweet potato fries.

How to keep tuna patties from falling apart?

If you’re having trouble getting your tuna patties to stay together, there are a few things you can do. First, make sure your tuna is well drained. Second, add an egg to the mix. This will act as a binder and help hold everything together. Third, be sure to form the patties firmly.

Other great tuna recipes

tuna burger on a bunm with lettuce and tomato

'Ahi Tuna Burgers Recipe

Yield: 4 burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

There's nothing quite like a delicious burger. Tuna burgers are a healthy and tasty alternative to traditional beef burgers, budget-friendly, and they're perfect for summer cookouts and picnics. If you're looking for a delicious and healthy burger option, give tuna burgers a try. You won't be disappointed!

Ingredients

For the tuna burger

  • 2 cans (7 ounces each) tuna, drained
  • ¾ cup panko
  • 1 tablespoon furikake
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil of choice

For the wasabi aioli

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Maika’i Wasabi
  • ½ teaspoon shoyu
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced

Instructions

  1. For the tuna burger: Heat a large pan over medium high heat. While the pan is heating up, prepare the tuna burgers.
  2. To a large bowl add tuna, panko, furikake, green onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and an egg. Mix until well combined.
  3. Form the mixture into four equal size patties.
  4. Add cooking oil of choice to the pan. Place patties in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  5. For the wasabi aioli: While the burgers are cooking, make the wasabi aioli. To a small bowl add mayonnaise, Maika’i Wasabi, shoyu, and garlic. Mix until well combined.
  6. Remove the burgers from the pan when it has finished cooking and serve on a hamburger bun with wasabi aioli the toppings of your choice. ENJOY!

Notes

  • You can use canned tuna, fresh tuna, or even salmon. If you're using canned tuna, be sure to drain it well. Otherwise, your burgers will be too wet and won't hold together well.
  • Season well. I recommend using furikake. This is a roasted seaweed condiment that's perfect for fish.
  • When cooking your tuna burgers, be sure to cook them on each side. This will ensure that they're cooked through, delicious, and hold their shape.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 710mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on July 30th, 2022

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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