Friday, June 22, 2012

Tuna Tasties!

So for the past month and a half while I've been on this meat free diet, I've been forced to come up with dinner ideas to satiate my hunger.  It has basically been me, perusing Pinterest around 3 p.m. every day to determine what I'll be making for dinner that evening.  For the most part I've been quite lucky in my selections.  A few duds here and there, but mainly amazing dishes.  The following has to be my absolute favourite one to date.  I could eat these just about every single day.  They are so good.  So if you like tuna (and I absolutely do!) then you'll probably dig these.  I don't eat mine on buns, I just eat them on my plate with a salad or side dish.  I've also poured balsamic salad dressing on my plate and dipped them in it too!  I'm a dipper, what can I say. 

Thai Tuna Burgers
(adapted from Crazy Plates, by Janet & Greta Podleski)

1 cans of tuna drained
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs or panko
1/2 red or yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
1 tbsp. red chile pepper (use fresh, dry or pickled)
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup grated carrot
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. ketchup
1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 egg
1 tsp. oil
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Flake the tuna apart in a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients.  Mix well. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes (I admit to skipping this step more often than not, but it does help them set up a little firmer).  Form mixture into 6 patties, about 1/2 inch thick.  Cover the bottom of a frying pan with vegetable oil and heat.  When hot, fry the patties for about 4 minutes per side.  The burgers should be cooked all the way through, but do not overcook.  They should be someone crispy on each side.  Serve and enjoy!  It's really that simple!

1 comment:

  1. Funny...I was holding their cookbook in my hands at Chapters yesterday. I will definitely try these! Thanks, Hol!! Xo