No one likes a burger on the grill more than I do. And no one makes a better burger on the grill than Keith. Our summer has been filled with many enjoyable evenings, grilling out on the back deck and watching the sun set. As much as I enjoy sinking my teeth into a juicy beef burger, I asked Keith to come up with some healthier options for me to reduce the amount of red meat (and guilt) in my diet. These little tuna burger sliders did just that and so much more.
I love tuna and I love Asian flavors. These little tuna burgers were made especially for me (so I am a bit biased), but I think they will please even the most picky of palettes. The simple ingredients create a great burger flavor that eats more like meat than fish. I love my tuna quite rare, but Keith likes his cooked through. He made a selection of each so that we could both enjoy these juicy little sliders. He topped his creation with lettuce, tomatoes, and the pièce de résistance, wasabi mayo. Keith’s sliders are the perfect example of good Asian fusion food: burgers inspired by the fresh flavors of my favorite sushi bar. It doesn’t get much better than that.
So as the days of summer are rapidly dwindling, you can still find me on the back deck, enjoying that burger taste that I crave without feeling the least bit guilty about it. Thank you Superman.
A fresh tuna burger with Asian flavors, great as an entrée served over rice and veggies or (as we served it) on a bun
- 8 oz fresh tuna
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil +3 drops
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1/4 c mayo
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp wasabi paste
- 3 slider buns
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Chop tuna steak into 1/8 inch pieces using a sharp knife or food processor on pulse.
- Add tuna to a mixing bowl, add egg white, 1 tsp sesame oil, soy sauce, and sesame seeds and combine.
- Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium high heat.
- Divide tuna mixture into 3 equal portions and form into 3 inch balls and flatten slightly.
- Place tuna burgers in pan and cook for 2 minutes
- Flip burgers and cook an additional minute.
- Remove from pan and place on plate lined with a paper towel.
- To prepare wasabi mayo: combine mayonnaise, wasabi and a few drops sesame oil and mix well.
- Place burgers on bun and top with wasabi mayo, lettuce and tomatoes.