fish main dish

Fresh tuna burgers

As most of you know, my hubby and I and our 2 year old are avid fisher-people. ( my stepdaughter-not so much) Sometimes we get lucky and end up with Tuna. Blackfin and Skipjack-usually. Other times- we just end up with a bunch of saltwater to wash off the boat. This recipe is for both times.

I have seared it, sushi-ed it, sashimi-ed it and now, with inspiration from my new “cyber-friend “Jaden at Steamy Kitchen Asian spiced tuna burgers!( thanks for the inspiration…) By the way, she has a rockin new cookbook out- I have to give her kudos for that ! So very awesome!

The seasonings can be used also with ground beef, pork,chicken, turkey, tofu,  pretty much anything. Oh, yes, AND THEY ROCK! yumyumyum.. or as my daughter says, “Nummy for MY robot tummy” ( it’s a yo gabba thing)

Begin with 2 lbs fresh tuna

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man, I am loving my new used camera.. (happy mama dance) Ahh…the guilt from Mr. Pentax is fading…

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cut it up into chunks like this…(you would do the same with chicken, too)

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Yes, you need a food processor. I don’t recommend a blender for this. (ewww!)

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make it look like this, I just pulsed it a few times…

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this little concoction is: ( you know me and  my wooden spoon measurements)

2 wooden spoons of ponzu sauce

2 sliced green onions

2 wooden spoons sesame oil

1/2 wooden spoon ginger powder

1 wooden spoon sesame seeds

dash of rice wine vinegar, dash salt, dash pepper, spot of wasabi

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Mix it all up with your hands, but take your rings off first!

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all done almost-(gotta cook em!) and wash the dishes…( I still haven’t gotten a dishwasher)

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Brush them with some more sesame oil or regular oil or hot oil or garlic oil… get the drift…

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Now,  you can cook em- what’s awesome about the tuna is you can eat it rare. Yum. Sushi burger. ( I like that- has a nice oxymoron ring to it, like bittersweet, don’t cha think?)

Grill or saute for 3-4 min each side. That’s for tuna. Med-rare.

If you use beef, chicken or pork… well you know the routine. Cook them longer for safety reasons. ( did I ever tell you my mom used to let me eat steak tar tar as a kid?) well, I’m still here. So, go figure! God must have a plan for me.  🙂 yay to that!

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