Thai-Style Tuna Burger


A ginger mayonnaise spread gives these Thai tuna burgers some extra Asian flair.

Thai-Style Tuna Burger
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • cup mayonnaise with olive oil

  • 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (Sriracha sauce)

  • 2 5 ounce cans wild albacore tuna or solid white albacore tuna in water*

  • ¼ cup very thinly sliced celery

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • 2 small ciabatta buns, halved and toasted

  • cup pea shoots or micro greens

  • 2 miniature sweet peppers, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise and ginger; transfer 2 Tbsp. to a large bowl. Cover remaining mayonnaise mixture and chill. To the same large bowl add eggs, panko, fish sauce, and Asian chili sauce. Flake tuna and add to bowl. Add celery and green onion and stir. Let stand 10 minutes. With wet hands, shake tuna mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.

  2. Place tuna patties on a greased or foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until done (160ºF).

  3. To serve, spread ciabatta halves with remaining mayonnaise mixture. Add a tuna patty to bottom half of each bun, bottom side up. Top with pea shoots or micro-greens, thinly sliced peppers, and top buns. Makes 4 servings.


Wild Planet tuna does not need to be drained. If using a brand packed in oil or water, drain tuna.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

391 Calories
18g Fat
25g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 1066mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 29.5mg 148%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 139mg 3%
Folate, total 33.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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