OMG...these are tasty. If you like tuna, would love to try a new way of eating it, or just love delicious food--this is your burger. This recipe is from Gwyneth Paltrow's My Father's Daughter, it is really quite easy to prepare & the majority of it can be prepared ahead of time. She suggests getting the burgers prepped the night before, to really let the flavors meld. I made mine up in the early afternoon after a trip to the market, so really whatever is convenient for you.
I served our burgers with blanched, then quickly sauteed green beans dressed with some chili sesame oil & a pinch of sesame seeds. I also served pickled ginger with these burgers too...because we can't get enough ginger apparently. For dessert, some lovely ripe pineapple chopped up...& yes, we ate it all. I think in the winter, living in Maine, I tend to feel a little fruit deprived. So when something is so perfectly ripe & in season we both eat it all. I do the same thing when strawberries are out in Maine. Anyway, these burgers are so wonderful because they do taste a bit like summer, so they are quite a treat.
Oh, how hilarious is it that Maude & Jack snuggle together? My cat is so big.
tuna & ginger burger
recipe from My Father's Daughter
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp water
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp coarse salt
1 TBL peeled and finely minced fresh ginger
1 TBL peeled and finely minced garlic
1 ½ TBL peanut oil, plus more for cooking (or sunflower oil)
1 lb highest quality tuna, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 TBL extra virgin olive oil
3 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
4 sprouted grain or whole wheat hamburger buns (gluten-free buns to keep it GF or no buns to keep it light)
Handful of fresh arugula