Oh Paula Deen, why did you fail me? I was even watching you on TV while I was making this. Sigh.
I've decided we need to try to have seafood twice a week. So since we had shrimp last night, I figured we could try for some tuna tonight. Nothing fancy, just a burger made with canned tuna. It sounded good so I made it. It was not so good. It's really bland and dry. It's kind of like a hot tuna sandwich, but not as good as a tuna melt. Definitely not a make-again - mine went into the trash.
2 (6-ounce) cans solid white tuna, drained
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 tablespoon chopped pimento, optional
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the tuna, bread crumbs, and egg, and stir lightly. Add the onion, celery, pimento (if using), lemon juice, horseradish, garlic, and pepper, and mix again. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook the patties, covered, until golden brown. Carefully flip the patties and cook the other side for 5 minutes. Finish baking in the oven until golden brown.
Yield: 4 servings