This will be the first fish/seafood recipe on this blog. This is a cross between a crab cake and a salmon burger. These can be eaten like a crab cake with aioli or tartar sauce or like a burger using tuna melt fixings like cheese and tomato on a gluten free bun or lettuce leaves. I don’t cook a lot of seafood or fish at home since my husband is very allergic to all fish and seafood. However, I make these and some other seafood/fish dishes when he is not home. I do enjoy seafood and fish, but don’t eat either of these more than a few times a month due to my husband’s allergies and the fact that most seafood and fish is expensive. I also converted these into a gluten free and paleo friendly recipe using almond meal from Trader Joe’s in place of the bread crumbs. These are budget friendly for a fish dish though and are easy to make, enjoy!
Tuna Burgers – Makes 2 large burgers or 4 smaller burgers
- 4oz can of tuna
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup of almond meal or almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil or olive oil cooking spray
- Optional: 2 slices of mozzarella or cheddar cheese
- Mix tuna and egg together in a medium sized bowl until both ingredients are completely mixed together.
- Add almond meal/flour, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt and mix them completely into the tuna mixture.
- Coat a medium sized pan with extra virgin olive oil or olive oil cooking spray.
- Form 2 tuna patties and fry them in a large pan on medium heat for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Add a slice of cheese to each patty if using cheese after flipping the tuna patties halfway though.
- Serve and enjoy on your plate, cut into bite sized pieces for a salad, on romaine lettuce leaves, or on a gluten free hamburger bun with the condiments of your choice.