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Spicy Asian Tuna Burger With Wasabi Mayo


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  • 2 pounds fresh tuna cut 1" to 2" pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced pickled ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili sauce - (to 2)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Japanese breadcrumbs (panko) (or sub "regular" breadcrumbs)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lime juice only
  • 1 pinch granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared wasabi paste or more to taste


Servings 4


Step 1

In a food processor, pulse tuna until the meat is in pieces about the size of a garbanzo bean. Add to a bowl with all of the remaining ingredients except the breadcrumbs. Using your hands, combine ingredients. Add breadcrumbs and mix with hands.

Form a ball about 4 inches in diameter. Press together to form a patty about 3/4- to 1-inch thick. If the patty is too moist, add a little more breadcrumbs. If it's too dry, add some mayonnaise.

Patties can be grilled, broiled or pan-seared. Serve on a bun with fresh tomato, lettuce, red onion and wasabi mayonnaise.

Wasabi Mayonnaise: Combine all ingredients to make mayonnaise. If you like it hot, add more wasabi, but remember that the patties have some heat also.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

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