Tangy tuna burgers

Tangy tuna burgers

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2

This recipe turns burgers into something special, perfect for impressing friends

Nutrition and extra info

  • burgers only
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per burger

  • kcal97
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.74g
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  • 200g fresh tuna steak
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • small knob fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • burger buns, lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and avocado, to serve


  1. Chop the tuna into small chunks, then carry on chopping until the tuna is roughly minced. Tip the tuna into a bowl and mix with the garlic, ginger, soy sauce and coriander. Shape into two burgers, place on a plate, then freeze for 10 mins to firm up.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, then cook the burgers for 1-2 mins on each side or until done to your liking. Serve the burgers in toasted buns with lettuce, tomato and avocado.

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jacquil's picture
2nd Feb, 2011
Absolutely lovely!! I am sure this will become a firm favourite. I will 100% make this again.
22nd Jan, 2011
Just had this for lunch today, absoultely fantastic. Min you I did add a chilli and a some lime zest to the mix.
2nd Nov, 2010
Exceptionally good and healthy although I could imagine them being a tad bland if seasoning and some chilli isn't added. Per other posts, its certainly important to really finely chop the tuna, but if left alone in the frying pan (ie; moved only to turn over) they hold together well. Recommended.
5th Oct, 2010
Enjoyed these. Used my magimix and they held together fine during cooking. Will be doing them again. Really nice, and simple
27th Aug, 2010
Delicious and incredibly simple!
14th Aug, 2010
these were gorgeous.i minced my tuna in a blender and had no problems with them staying together.i also added spring onions and whilst griddling i squezzed lemon juice over them which kept them nice and juicy.sweet chilli sauce went very nice with them too.
10th Aug, 2009
I tried this with tinned tuna and used extra of pretty much everything (couldn't resist) but stupidly forgot that tinned tuna is already salty and with extra soy sauce that ruined it a bit :( Good recipe though - quick and easy and good texture, though I added an egg white to hold it together so not sure how it would have gone without. The burgers were a nice change, I may experiment with other herbs and spices and maybe tinned salmon.
2nd Aug, 2009
The tuna burgers looked and tasted lovely! Chopping the tuna into small enough pieces was hard work though, so it took me a bit longer (unfortunately I don't have a food processor). I left out the ginger and it still tasted good!
26th Jul, 2009
I didn't cut the tuna small enough so the burgers fell apart, I thought they tasted ok but nothing startling and the tribe didn't like them at all so won't be making them again.
25th Jul, 2009
The foodprocessor worked great. I always have a tub ginger in the house, that's so much easier. But the burgers lacked flavour, I didn't have fresh coriander so I used dried but that doesn't have much taste and I probably didn't use enough soysauce and ginger. So next weekend I'll try these again because they tasted very nice, really.


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