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Asian Tuna Burgers

Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 46 mins
Total time 51 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 1 burger)
This burger has some of the same flavors as a popular sushi roll. Be sure to process the tuna using quick pulses to prevent the meat from being overworked and overheated by the blade.


  • 6 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced English cucumber
  • 3/4 cup vertically sliced red onion
  • 1 1/2 pounds tuna steaks, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup minced green onions
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 (1.6-ounce) sandwich buns
  • 1/2 cup small cilantro sprigs

Nutrition Information

  • calories 325
  • fat 8.8 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 2.5 g
  • protein 32 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 51 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 772 mg
  • calcium 73 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill.

  3. Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon sugar in 3 tablespoons vinegar in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cucumber and red onion; toss to coat. Cover and chill.

  4. Place tuna in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Combine chopped tuna, green onions, next 3 ingredients (through salt), 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar, and 3/4 teaspoon sugar in a bowl. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions with moist hands, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Press thumb in center of patty, leaving a nickel-sized indentation.

  5. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes. Turn patties over; grill 4 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill; cover and let stand 5 minutes.

  6. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture evenly on cut sides of each bun. Top bottom halves of buns with patties. Spoon cucumber mixture evenly on top of patties, using a slotted spoon. Arrange cilantro evenly over cucumber mixture. Cover with bun tops. Serve immediately.

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