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a tuna burger with dill

Tuna Burger

Cowbridge Kitchen

Some people call these Tuna Burgers others call them Tuna Fishcakes, whatever you want to call them these Tuna Burgers are a healthy alternative to Beef Burger , and they taste delicious

Because these burgers are made from Tuna fish they are packed full of protein so they are a great snack if you are weight training and looking for a protein boost.

I like to serve these Tuna Burgers or Tuna Fishcakes with Mashed Potato and Parsley Sauce, but they go great with Chips as well.

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This recipe takes about 45 minutes to make
40 mins Prep time
5 mins Cooking time
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on 1 burger

Calories: 130
Protein: 17g
Fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 12g
Fiber: 0g
Sugar: 4g
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This recipe will serve 4 people Table for Two Servings
Easy: This recipe is easy to make
Anybody can have a go at this recipe
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These can be eaten Hot or Cold and fall into the category of 'Burgers or Fishcakes'

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Cost to make:
£3.78 / $4.78 (Est.)

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    How to make Tuna Burgers

    The idea of a Tuna Burger was most likely concived around 1893 in new York by Dell Montjoy Bradley.

    The tuna burger in this recipe is a bit like a fishcake only the fish (tuna) is already cooked ready to eat, so these burgers can also be eaten cold.

    Other names that you might find these tuna burgers under are, tuna melts and tuna patties.

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    2 Tins of Tuna chunks
    150 g of Breadcrumbs
    50 g Parmesan Cheese
    1/4 tsp Black Pepper
    1 tsp of lemon Juice
    15 ml (1 tbs) of Tartare Sauce
    2 eggs
    Olive Oil for cooking

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Grate up your 50 g of Parmesan cheese and process the 150 g of fresh breadcrumbs. Next you need to peel and chop up the two spring onions. Set these ingredients aside.
    2. Drain the two tins of tuna then tip the tuna into a mixing bowl.
    3. Using a fork mash the tuna so that there are no big chunks.
    4. Tip in the breadcrumbs, cheese and spring onion then mix the lot together with a fork.
    5. Add the black pepper, Tartar sauce and lemon juice. Mix this together.
    6. At this point you need to bind the mixture together with the eggs, just crack them straight into the bowl and mix it all together with a fork until the eggs are incorporated and the mix starts to form a large pattie.
    7. Get your hands into the bowl and combine it all together into one large pattie.
    8. You need to refrigerate this for 30 minutes to 1 hr.
    9. Heat some oil in a griddle pan on the stove.
    10. Divide the mixture into 4 smaller patties, each should be around 100 g. Flatten them out with your hands into a burger shape.
    11. Drop the burgers into the hot pan and fry off on each side for a few minutes.
    12. All you need to do here is give them a nice colour and get them warm, remember these burgers could be eaten cold as the tuna is tinned.
    13. When the burgers are browned on either side serve them in a bun with some fresh salad and tartar sauce, or you can just eat them with a fork.
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    Chefs Tips

    These are a great alternative to the Fishcake.

    The good thing with these Tuna Burgers is that they are already cooked.