Ahi Tuna BurgerPosted on Jun 19th 2009 3:00PM by Tanya Zuckerbrot
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Who doesn't love a good burger? Hamburgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers -- I love them all! Unfortunately, many burgers are high in fat. But not my Ahi Tuna Burger. It's low in fat and high in protein, omega-3s, vitamin D and flavor.
You've probably heard a lot about mercury in the news, and while it can be scary, don't let it keep you away from eating fish. According to the FDA, you can safely enjoy up to 6 ounces of tuna a week. So fire up the grill and start cooking these Ahi Tuna Burgers. Top with low-fat wasabi mayo and pickled ginger, and your taste buds will go nuts for this new summer favorite.
1 lb tuna steak
2 Tbs low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
4 whole wheat hamburger rolls
1 jar pickled ginger
1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 tsp wasabi powder
1. Finely chop tuna with a butcher knife and mince (alternatively, you can mince the tuna in a food processor).
2. Place tuna in a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined.
3. Form into 4 patties.
4. Place patties on grill or in sautee pan and cook for 6 to 7 minutes (flipping halfway through).
5. Serve on toasted whole wheat hambuger rolls with 1 Tbs wasabi mayo and 2 slices pickled ginger.
Nutrition Information: 1 Ahi Tuna Burger with 1 tablespoon wasabi mayo: 285 calories, 27g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 31g protein, 4g fat, 1g saturated fat, 4g sugar, 577 mg sodium.