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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 415.7
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 98.6 mg
  • Sodium: 824.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 57.6 g

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Union Square Inspired Asian Tuna Burgers

Submitted by: JO_JO_BA
Union Square Inspired Asian Tuna Burgers

Introduction

If necessity is the mother of invention, then Union Square Cafe's tuna burgers are one of our menu's most successful children. To complement the sweet-hot tuna burger flavours, choose a fruity white wine. It's also great with an ice cold glass of beer! If necessity is the mother of invention, then Union Square Cafe's tuna burgers are one of our menu's most successful children. To complement the sweet-hot tuna burger flavours, choose a fruity white wine. It's also great with an ice cold glass of beer!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
    1 tablespoon minced ginger
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    1 tablespoon honey
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    ½ teaspoon Champagne or rice wine vinegar
    1 ½ pounds yellow-fin tuna (don’t spring for beauty here, end cuts are perfect!)
    1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted (or warmed pitas, yum!)
    ¼ cup pickled sushi ginger, divided in 4

Directions

Preheat broiler, and lightly spray a baking sheet with PAM.
Combine all the teriyaki sauce through vinegar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer 8-9 minutes.
Strain and reserve. (Can be prepared up to two days ahead and stored, covered, in the refrigerator.
Grind or finely dice the tuna to the texture of hamburger meat. (Do not
use a food processor, which will shred the tuna rather than chop it).
Combine tuna with garlic, mustard, cayenne, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
Divide the tuna into four equal amounts.
Using your hands, roll each part into a smooth ball and flatten slightly.
Broil until browned and medium rare, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Spread each with a tablespoon of warm glaze.
Garnish the burgers with 1 tbsp of pickled ginger.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.






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