Emeril's Tuna Burger

Perfect for a Kicked-Up Father's Day Barbecue

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

We asked you to e-mail us what you would like to see Emeril Lagasse cook on "Good Morning America."

Carolyn Martin of Brewster, N.Y., wrote: "I would like to see Emeril do a kicked up Father's Day Barbecue."

Here is Emeril's recipe for tuna burgers.


  • 3/4 pound prime tuna steaks, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger,¬†freshly-grated
  • 1 teaspoon green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Freshly-grated pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 challah hamburger buns (or other egg bread rolls)
  • Sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 8 slices cucumber, thin
  • 2 tablespoons radish (or bean sprouts)
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine tuna, 1 tablespoon mustard, ginger, green onions, soy sauce and pepper to taste. Form into two 3/4-inch thick patties.

    Heat oil in a skillet until hot, carefully add tuna patties and sear for four minutes. Meanwhile, split rolls in half and drizzle cut sides with some sesame oil. Whisk together remaining tablespoon mustard with honey.

    Flip patties and continue to cook five minutes. Place rolls, cut side down, on coolest part of grill to toast. During last minute of cooking baste patties with honey mustard mixture. Assemble patties on toasted rolls; top each with cucumber and sprouts. Serve with top of roll askew to see presentation.

    (Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's Food of Love Productions, 2006)

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: tuna, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course

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