Tuna Burgers with Red Onion Salsa

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. 

Tuna Burgers

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. 


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. 
– Serve!


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