Since I don’t eat beef (severe allergy), and I get sick of turkey burgers, I came up with this easy recipe for tuna burgers. Great for a summer meal with a nice salad.
2 lbs of fresh tuna steaks
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 inches of fresh ginger, grated (I love my Microplane grater!)
4 Tbs of Coconut Aminos
4 scallions, chopped
1 red pepper, roasted, diced
1 Tbs Red Boat fish sauce
2 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
I used a meat grinder to grind my tuna (attachment on my KitchenAid stand mixer), but you could also chop finely by hand, or use a food processor.
Add the remaining ingredients, and mix.
Form into patties.
So, I have a friend who makes homemade sausage patties all the time, and they are so delicious. I’ve always wanted to make them, since that way you get to control what goes into them, but it seemed too complicated. She assured me it wasn’t, but I was hesitant for a long time.
Eventually that ended and now I make them all the time. Sometimes I don’t even make patties, I just cook it up as ground meat.
- 1 pound of ground turkey, chicken, lamb or pork (or combination thereof)
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of dried sage
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground fennel
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger
Mix together. Form into patties. Bake at 350 until they are cooked to your liking. I try to undercook a bit when I am doing a big cook-up since I am going to freeze them and reheat/cook again and don’t want a hockey puck.
You can play around with other seasonings too … like adding some shredded apple (like in the photo above) or try chorizo seasonings!