Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Asian Tuna Burgers with Spicy Tartar Sauce #TunaStrong #CG


It's been a very long summer.  My kids have been home with me these last couple of months during their summer vacation and I am happy that the new school year is soon approaching.  It's been hard for me to get any work done these days because I am so busy taking them to the pool, shuttling them to play-dates, refereeing sibling squabbles, and just trying to keep them busy so they don't watch TV or play video games all day long.    

I can't wait for them to get back to school!  Do I sound too enthusiastic about that?  Well, that's because I am!  Back to school is an exciting time for them too.  They get to see who their new teachers will be and they get to buy all those new school supplies and a lunchbox.  Packing school lunches is not my favorite thing to do when I am rushing around getting everyone ready and out the door for school, but it's much easier when I have a set list of favorites to make the kids.  My kids love tuna fish sandwiches so Bumble Bee® Albacore canned tuna is a staple in our house.  I will make them tuna fish sandwiches at least once a week and put it in their lunchbox with an ice pack to keep everything lunch time ready. 

I try to feed my family of four on a budget.  Since I cook almost all our meals at home, it's easy if I take the time to keep a well stocked pantry that keeps me from running to the store all the time. I love to use canned good quality Albacore tuna by Bumble Bee® to help keep things budget friendly.  Bumble Bee® Albacore products are a quick, easy and nutritious way to feed my family for lunch or dinner.  I love that it's a lean protein, with healthy fat, and full of important vitamins and minerals.  

I enjoy creating dishes with canned tuna and I have made tuna pasta dishes, tuna melts, tuna salads, and my kid's favorite Asian Tuna Burgers with my Spicy Tartar Sauce.  These burgers come together in minutes and they have such a punch of flavor. 

So, the next time you are puzzled about what to make for dinner, think tuna.  Bumble Bee® Albacore tuna gets a thumbs up from me.

2 cans Bumble Bee® Solid White or Chunk White Albacore in Water
1/4 cup finely sliced scallions/green onion
1 large egg
red chili flakes to taste (optional)
salt and black pepper to taste (see note)
1 Tbs of soy sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
1-2 cloves garlic grated
1/2 Tbs grated fresh ginger
sesame seeds (as needed)

Note:  salt is optional due to the use of soy sauce

Spicy Tartar Sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise (light is fine, I don't recommend fat free)
1 Tbs pickle relish
1 Tbs sriracha sauce
salt and pepper to taste (optional)


Step 1: Drain canned tuna well. Mix with minced scallions, egg, black pepper, soy sauce, bread crumbs, ginger, garlic and Dijon mustard.  Form 4 burger patties.

Step 2:  Heat a nonstick frying pan with 1 tsp of canola oil.  Fry the burgers on medium heat for 4-5 minutes on side one. Before flipping the tuna burger, apply a little canola oil on each burger and sprinkle sesame seeds so they stick to the patty.  Then flip and cook the other side of the tuna burger for 3-4 minutes.  Toast buns and serve with tartar sauce and garnishes.  Enjoy.

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Here are a list of Bumble Bee® products that you can enjoy:
  • Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water (Can)
  • Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Oil (Can)
  • Bumble Bee® Chunk White Albacore in Water (Can)
  • Bumble Bee® Chunk White Albacore in Oil (Can)
  • Bumble Bee® Premium Albacore Tuna in Water (Pouch)

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