Tuna Burgers With Green Tomato Glaze
Land Meets Sea
Chef Jack McDavid divulges his recipe for homemade tuna burgers with tomato glaze and green tomato salsa. The use of fresh tuna steaks provides a fun and healthy alternative to traditional all-beef burgers.
Combine the vinegar, ginger, soy sauce and brown sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the volume is reduced by half (about 30 minutes).
Add the green tomatoes for the last five minutes.
Add the mustard and cook an additional two minutes.
Remove from the heat and add the lime juice and white pepper.
Mix tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro, jalapeno and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl.
Allow to sit for 1/2 hour.
Pour juice and add honey, vinegar and peanut oil.
Refrigerate 1/2 hour.
Shape the ground tuna firmly into eight round uniform patties (about 1-1/2 inches thick).
Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (the burgers must be very cold to hold their shape when cooking).
Brush both sides of the burgers lightly with the tomato glaze and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Grill burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium doneness, basting often with the tomato glaze.
Serve burgers with watercress and salsa.