Tuna burgers

Tuna burgers served with gingery Asian coleslaw.
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Recipe from: 2 November 2015
Preparation time: 10 min + Standing time
Cooking time: 15 min


  • 600
  • 10
    fresh ginger, grated
  • 1
    wasabi paste
  • 3
    Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 2
    sunflower oil
  • 2
    baby green cabbages or Chinese cabbages, shredded
  • 85
    pickled ginger, finely chopped
  • 1
    Tamari Soy Sauce
  • a few drops sesame oil
  • 2
    peanut oil
  • 1
    rice wine vinegar
  • toasted sunflower and sesame seeds to garnish
Servings: Change Serving


Finely chop the tuna by hand and fold through other ingredients. Shape into patties then flash freeze for 10 minutes to firm up.

Meanwhile, make the coleslaw by combining all ingredients except the seeds.

Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the patties for 1 minute on each side if you like them rare in the middle or for longer if you like them a little more well done.

Split the buns, add patties, top with coleslaw, sprinkle with seeds and serve.

To make wasabi mayo for the burgers, mix 1 tsp wasabi with ¼cup good quality mayo.

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