Tuna Burger

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Tuna Burger

We love our salmon burgers and Glenn asked me; "what if we made tuna burgers"?  I just loved the idea and went over to City Fish and picked up fresh tuna for these and WOW OMG they were amazing!  Go ahead and give it a try.  I even made an aioli which was perfect!  Enjoy this paleo recipe...   I served with a big salad loaded with vegetables and a seaweed salad!

We used the pan you see in the photo on the grill.  Glenn got the pan really hot and we brushed a little olive oil.  

PS Before I forget to tell you..  Notice in the photo below.  Before I added in the other ingredients I took out some tune to make Jake a burger too!  



  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh tuna steak
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or gluten free tamara soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil for cooking


  1. Heat your outdoor grill to medium high heat or your indoor grill pan.

  2. Take the fresh tuna steaks and chop into large chunks.  Place in your food processor and pulse a few times to let it start grinding up.  

  3. Add in remaining ingredients and pulse until ground meat.  Remove from food processor and form 4 patties.  (see that little one for Jake)

  4. If using an outdoor grill then place a pan to get very hot.  Brush a little oil.  Grill the first side for 3 minutes then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.  The burger will continue cooking while they are resting and you want them a little rare in the middle.  Enjoy with your favorite bun or salad!

    *same process if cooking inside on a grill pan!  Just get it nice and hot!!!

  5. To make my aioli

    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
    • 1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
    • 1 scallion, thinly sliced

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Enjoy on your turkey burger

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