I am such a huge seafood fan; if I sea food, I eat it. I love budget-friendly ways to make ordinary food amazing and this is definitely one of those ways. Canned tuna has never tasted this good, I promise you. This has become a go-to lunch at out house because of its simplicity and the fact that it is such a money saving meal. It is also the perfect summer meal, it is light and refreshing. No heavy meat or wheat buns here. For whatever reason, especially in the summer, I prefer to eat fish over beef. Don’t get me wrong, I love a grass-fed burger. Though, there is just something about this tuna burger that hits the spot for me!
What you will need:
This recipe makes 2 large patties. Double it to serve 4.
1 can of tuna in water (I am using a 7 oz. can)
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 heart of romaine lettuce
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat a heavy, cast-iron skillet over medium heat. In a mixing bowl, mix everything but the tuna. Be sure to mix well so there are not coconut flour clumps. Then, drain your tuna and fold into the mixture. Spray your skillet with non-stick cooking spray (I prefer to use Spray Coconut Oil from Trader Joe’s). Form 2 patties and place them into your pre-heated skillet. Cook on one side for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and flip. Cook the other side for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Cut off the ends and very tips of your heart of romaine and rinse. These will be your buns! Plate your burgers and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Tip! You could switch out tuna for canned salmon or even canned or leftover chicken breast. Get creative!