Ahi Tuna Burger

Makes 2-3 Burgers


For Burger

  • 12-16 oz Ahi tuna
  • 1 jalapeƱo, chopped
  • 1 head garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp wasabi paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp hot sesame oil

For Bun & Toppings

  • hamburger buns
  • crispy prosciutto
  • arugula
  • tomato slices


Roast Garlic

  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Slice a head of garlic in half, across the length
  3. Brush with olive oil, wrap in foil and roast 45 minutes
  4. Squeeze roasted garlic from the head and mash the cloves into a paste

Make Tuna Patties, Cook & Assemble

  1. Chop tuna into fine pieces, or slice into 2" cubes and pulse in food processor 8-10 times
  2. Transfer to a bowl and add soy sauce, roasted garlic paste, wasabi paste, jalapeño, rice wine vinegar and the egg. Mix to combine
  3. Meanwhile, preheat a large saute pan over medium heat
  4. Shape tuna mixture into 2-3 burgers
  5. Add canola oil and hot sesame oil to the pan. Add the burgers and cook 60-90 seconds per side for medium-rare
  6. Assemble burger on a a hamburger bun and top with arugula, crisped prosciutto and tomato