Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
2 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 cake and 2 tablespoons aïoli)

Cool cucumber aïoli puts out the fire of the Thai spices in these tuna cakes. Although the cakes are portioned as a main dish, you can also form eight smaller appetizer cakes when entertaining guests.

Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 2 minutes

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide tuna mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan and patties with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

Step 3

While patties cook, combine cucumber and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Serve with tuna cakes.

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Ratings & Reviews

llapeter's Review

January 18, 2014
I have cooked these many times and every time I get raves! I love the sweet and spicy of the tuna. Awesome combination! (I use Bumble Bee). I serve them with a cole slaw with vinegar instead of mayo and it helps to cool down the heat from the cakes!

lhelton1230's Review

June 22, 2011
Made this for the first time tonight. It was really tasty, but I agree with the other reviewers that the cakes kind of fall apart. I think using a bit more breadcrumbs and the whole egg, not just the white will help. I didn't change anything about this recipe, but next time I will try the changes I suggested. The flavor was outstanding, and especially with the aioli was a hit in our house.

indytrish's Review

February 01, 2011
Love this recipe -- quick and easy, and tastes great - would give it a five star except for the fact that it is a bit difficult to keep patties together. I haven't found the thai tuna, but instead added 'Thai Garlic & Pepper Sauce' to regular canned white tuna which gave a nice spicy flavor. This is so easy for a quick lunch and a great replacement for regular tuna salad.

Mother03's Review

May 17, 2010
My family loves this and it is so quick and easy! I am not a hot and spicy person, so I used 1/2 the amount of thai tuna and 1/2 regular. The cucumber aiolo really does cool the spiciness of the cakes. For my family's taste, I exchanges sour cream for mayonaise. It has become the most requested meal at home

ViennaVAfoodie's Review

January 03, 2010
This was a fast and easy recipe. I had a difficult time getting the patties to really stick, but added some more panko to the outside to help. I couldn't find the thai tuna so I instead used the Hickory smoked flavor. I would make this again when we need a quick meal but I wouldn't say 'oh I can't wait to make this again'.