Fancy Burger, Hold the Fries: Tuna Burgers with Spicy Edamame

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Fancy Burger, Hold the Fries: Tuna Burgers with Spicy Edamame
  • 4Servings

Ingredients

Pickled Red Onion

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 24/7 Seasoning (or another seasoing blend of your choice) or salt and pepper
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons yuzu juice or the juice of 2 liimes

Burgers

  • About 2 lbs. fresh sashimi-grade tuna steak, cut into chunks
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 piece (1 inch) gingerroot, peeled and minced or grated
  • 1 small bunch scallions, whites and greens minced
  • Black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tamari (dark soy sauce) or ponzu sauce
  • Stir-fry oil or canola oil
  • 4 brioche buns, split and lightly toasted

Toppings

  • Nori (sheets of dried seaweed wrappers), torn and toasted in skillet until fragrant
  • Pickled ginger

Sauce

  • 3/4 cup creme fraiche, homemade aioli or Vegenaise
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi paste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime

Spicy Edamame

  • 2 tablespoons stir-fry oil or canola oil
  • 1 pound frozen edamame in shells, defrosted and patted dry
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 piece (1 inch) gingerroot, peeled and grated or minced
  • About 1/4 cup ponzu or tamari sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons sriracha, to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds or toasted sesame seeds

Preparation

Pickled Red Onion:

Pickle the onions by tossing with the seasoning (or salt and pepper) and yuzu (or lime) juice; let stand.

Tuna Burger:

Pulse the tuna in a food processor to chop finely, then gently combine with the other patty ingredients. Form 4 patties and coat with oil.

Heat a griddle or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients.

Cook the burgers for 4 to 5 minutes for pink centers and 7 to 8 minutes to cook through, turning once.

Serve the burgers on the toasted buns topped with pickled onions, toasted nori, pickled ginger and the special sauce.

Spicy Edamame:

In a round-bottom pan or wok, heat the oil over high heat. Add the edamame and sear to brown the pods at the edges. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the ponzu (or tamari), honey (or agave), sriracha, sesame oil and seeds. Toss to combine and serve hot as a side dish or starter.