I’m always keen to get fish into my diet. However, I am afraid of choking on a fish bone. It’s one of my many neuroses. I’d love to eat fish more often but it just takes so much time and concentration for me to eat a simple piece of fish that I have to get a little sneaky. These burgers are a great way to do that. You could probably sneak them past a kid that doesn’t eat fish too as, while they do taste a little fishy, they are in fact a very meaty burger.
Tuna can be expensive to buy fresh but I found frozen tuna steaks in Tesco’s freezer section on 2 for £5, so if you’re canny and shop around it doesn’t have to break the bank.
Serves 4 (although I made 3 very big ones)
450g tuna steak (defrosted if bought from frozen)
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1-2 tsp wasabi paste
– Use a food processor to mince the tuna until finely chopped.
– Add the sesame seeds and wasabi and mix well with a spoon or spatula.
– Use your hands to shape into 4 equal burgers.
– Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
– Cook on a grill, bbq or health grill for 10 minutes, until cooked through.
– Serve on buns with creme fraiche and red onion salsa.
RED ONION SALSA
1 red onion
4 salad tomatoes on the vine
2 tbsp oil
1 chilli, finely chopped
3 tbsp lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
– Mix together in a bowl, leave to stand for 1 hour.