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Tuna Burger

Ingredients

Serves 7
2 TbspPastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil or vegetable oil
5 ozPastene Tonno
2avocados, mashed, bun topping, optional
½ cupPastene Italian Flavored Bread Crumbs or Pastene Plain Bread Crumbs
1 TbspPastene Minced Garlic
1 TbspPastene Hot Crushed Peppers, optional
1clove ginger, thoroughly minced
2green onion, finely diced
Sprinkle of sesame seeds
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cupcelery, finely diced
Fresh herbs optional, chives and coriander are optional
½ cupred onion, finely diced
Butter lettuce
Whole tomato, sliced

Directions

  • Place the Tonno, breadcrumbs, garlic, ginger, optional hot crushed peppers, red onion, celery, green onion herbs, and salt in the bowl of your food processor. This can be done by hand too if you finely chop the ginger and garlic and herbs. Process and once thoroughly combined, roll them into rounds with your palms and flatten them into the shape of a cake. If you are adding chilies, add them before you make the patties.
  • Place the sesame seeds on a plate. Press the cakes on either side onto the seeds. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. In batches cook the patties till golden brown (about 3-4 minutes) on each side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
  • Mash 2 avocados together add garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Adding hot crushed peppers is optional for an added spice. This works as a great bun topping. 
  • Shred butter lettuce and cut up some tomatoes for additional burger toppings. 

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