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tuna cakes

Ahi Tuna Cakes

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 cakes 1x
  • Category: Appetizer or sandwich
  • Cuisine: Seafood


Fresh Ahi Tuna Cakes are a delicious meal made with fresh ahi tuna steaks. They are also a great way to use leftover tuna steak.


  • 8 oz fresh ahi tuna
  • 1/2 C cracker crumbs (we used a club crackers )
  • 1 tbsp old bay seafood seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Cilantro
  • Fresh lime
  • Olive oil
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/4 c cocktail sauce
  • 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • Tsp fresh lime juice


  1. Dice tuna into 1/4" pieces and place in a mixing bowl
  2. Squeeze one fresh lime wedge onto tuna
  3. Salt and pepper tuna, and mix in old bay seasoning
  4. Crush crackers and cilantro and mix to an oatmeal consistency (you want some larger pieces)
  5. In a separate bowl, scramble the egg and add to tuna.
  6. Combine cracker crumbs with tuna and mix together (it will look wet, don't worry the crackers will absorb the liquid).
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes
  8. Heat a sauté pan over medium high and add tbsp olive oil
  9. Divide tuna mixture into 3 equal parts and form into balls and lightly smash to flatten top and bottom
  10. Place in sauté pan and cook over medium high heat for 2 minutes, turn over and cook for another 2 minutes.
  11. Serve with fresh lime and drizzle with tuna sauce

Keywords: fresh, tuna, ahi, tuna steak, leftover, leftover tuna,

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