lemon and horseradish tuna burgers
this is a bit of a ‘back of the fridge’ collection of ingredients inspired by a recipe for coriander and chilli tuna burgers but made with the stuff wot I got… and that included a little honey, soy sauce, horseradish and flat-leaf parsley… an odd combo indeed but they turned out to be real beauties and took seconds to cobble together. Of course i’m using the tuna sent to me by the lovely Fish is the Dish people as one of my two fish meals per week in order to help me increase my Omega 3 levels so my brain continues to work and my hair looks fabulous… all good if you ask me.
makes 4 burgers which can be frozen as long as the fish was fresh and hadn’t been previously frozen.
for the burger
2 fresh tuna steaks (roughly 600g) – diced
the juice and grated zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 very small onion – chopped
1 teaspoon horseradish sauce
for the buns
400g strong white bread flour
1 teaspoon fast action yeast
1 teaspoon salt
pre-heat the oven to 200C fan
put the four, yeast and salt in a bowl, pour in the warm water and stir everything together into a sticky, shaggy mess, cover the bowl with a cloth and leave it for 10 minutes
after 10 minutes, lightly oil your work surface, turn the bowl over and empty the dough onto the surface and very gently knead the dough 8 times (that’s 8 classic ‘stretch then heel of hand then quarter turn… repeat…) then cover and leave for 10 minutes… repeat this gentle ‘knead and leave’ technique 3 times
after the last gentle knead return the dough to the bowl, cover with a cloth and leave it to rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
once doubled in size, knock back then cut into 6 equal pieces and shape into round balls, lay them out on a baking sheet and let them rest again for a further 45 minutes after which you bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and ready for your burgers
to make the burgers simply bung the whole lot in a food processor and whizz, then form into balls which you then flatten into burger shapes… pop into the fridge for an hour so they firm up.
grill or fry gently until golden on both sides and then serve with a glorious salad or in a nice home made bun…
eat and of course, enjoy!
A Normandy kitchen says
Wow, great combination! All the more special for making your own buns! Will be making them both this weekend me thinks!! Thank you.
Karen S Booth says
Bloody FABULOUS recipe Dom and I DO love a good fish burger! I have just made mussel chowder for my HHH post, about to write it now!
Marmaduke Scarlet says
This sounds absolutely amazing! A fabulous combination and I can't wait for the weather to improve. (Right now my daffs are at a permanent 30 degree angle from all the wind and rain down here!)
Phil in the Kitchen says
Nice idea – I love tuna and horseradish is unfairly ignored. I noticed a big pile of fresh horseradish in Waitrose today so I might just think about making my own alternative sauce. I might even think about catching my own fish if I can just hack a big enough hole in the ice.
Michael Toa says
You are very clever Dom. I do love a good fish burger and superb combination with horseradish. And of course, great burgers deserve great home-made buns. Lovely.
Susan Lindquist says
What a great 'cobble together'! You really pulled this one out of your hat, sir! I love everything about these 'burgers! And homemade rolls too? pretty fabulous!
Jo Romero says
Lovely, Dom! Those home made rolls look gorgeous, too – great recipe 🙂
Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says
Absolutely delicious! the buns are gorgeous but I'm swooning over the tuna burgers!
What a great way to add a little flavor to the burger… love horseradish!!!
Susie @ Fold in the Flour says
The burger looks absolutely delicious and the flavours sound heavenly indeed. Love the pairing of these – just need some spring weather to make it perfect! 🙂
Tom Franklin says
Tried this last night and it was delicious, though I messed up the buns a bit, practice makes perfect.
Jen Price says
Yummy, all we need now is some sunshine to enjoy one of these burgers with a nice cold beer
belleau kitchen says
Oh Tom, that's so wonderful, glad you liked them… those buns can be tricky but keep practicing and remember that bread likes to take it's time so relax into it… x
Have never thought to make tuna burgers before, my husbands favourite fish and he loves a burger, like the look of these mucho.