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Tuna Burgers With Green Tomato Glaze

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Servings:6-8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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.

Ingredients

  • Tuna Burgers
  • 2 lbs. tuna steaks, fresh and finely chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt
  • 8 rolls
  • Watercress
  • Tomato Glaze
  • 2 medium green tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • Green Tomato Salsa
  • 4 large green tomatoes, seeded, cored and diced
  • 1 large sweet red onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peanut oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt
  • Cooking Directions

    Tomato Glaze

    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.

    Let cool.

    Tomato Salsa

    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.

    Burgers

    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.

    Preheat grill.

    Grill burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium doneness, basting often with the tomato glaze.

    Serve burgers with watercress and salsa.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: tuna steaks, watercress, rolls

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course


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