I'm back in Switzerland. After spending in total 10 hours in 5 different train and eating food that tasted like cardboard I woke up this morning tired and hungry. Hungry for some delicious food. Of course my stomach won and the sleep was chased away. I ate wholewheat crackers with Philadelphia cream cheese and cherry jam. Yum, did you ever tried this combination? It's divine. I washed it away with a cold decaf caffé latte. That was my breakfast. Soon after I started to think about lunch. I wanted something tasty, fresh and healthy. I was really craving fish (like almost always when it's summer). And then I got a great idea, or at least it sounded great to me. To make a tuna burger. I had a look in the cookbook of the Swedish Leila Lindholm. I remembered I had seen a recipe about tuna burgers in her cookbook "Kochen mit Leila" (I'm sorry, I don't think this particular book has been translated into English and I have a German version hence the German title). My tuna burgers were inspired by her recipe but I altered it to my taste. Me and Boyfriend devoured our burgers!
|Cover your bun with whatever you like..... But about the mayonnaise |
there's no doubt:it's mandatory ;-)
The burgers are easy to make. You'll need a food processor to make this burgers. I guess you can cut all the ingredients as well by hand. Anyway, when using the machine you only need to put the coarsely chopped ingredients in the machine. The food processor will do the rest for you. First put the vegetables and then the tuna in the machine. The mixture will look green, because of the parsley, and you will start to doubt the recipe but trust me, once you've grilled the burgers the green color will fade away (the pictures are my proof).
For the burgers you'll need (the ingredients are enough for 4 small burgers or 2 large ones):
- 1 piece of 300 gr fresh tuna
- 3 spring onions
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1/2 mild red chili pepper
- A big handful parsley, stalks & leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cut all ingredients, except the tuna, coarsely. Put them in the food processor until they are finely chopped. Now add the coarsely chopped tuna in the machine with the vegetables and let the machine finely slice the fish. You'll have a compact mixture. Knead with your hands until you've formed a compact burger. Rub the burgers with a bit of olive oil. Heat the grill and bake the burgers for about 3 - 5 minutes on each side (it depends on how thick the burgers are). Serve with bread rolls or hamburger buns.
|You can as well grill the bread (on the right). That will give an extra crunch|
to the whole....
|These fish burgers are ideal for warm summer days.|