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Ingredients (left to right): Sushi-grade yellowfin tuna (at just over $10 for what wound up being dinner for 2 and also lunch, I'd say it was not too bad!), scallions (these will go bad before I use them), garlic, wasabi mustard (THIS was a wise purchase), low sodium soy sauce, black sesame seeds, panko bread crumbs, wine (for personal consumption).
 
1. Coarsely chop of the tuna (1lb=4 burgers)
2. Chop 1 or 2 scallions (depending on how oniony you like things) withe white ends
3. Add the tuna and the scallions to a food processor (this is the second of three kitchen gadgets I will use), add 2 tbsp soy sauce (for 1lb tuna!) and a squirt of the wasabi mustard. Pulse until the tuna chunks are more manageable.

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4. In a shallow dish/bowl put in the panko bread crumbs and a handful of the sesame seeds until you have something that looks like this
5. Form the tuna into patty and roll around in the breading mixture. It might look pretty fragile, but it's really pretty hardy.
6. Drop each patty into a pan (with non-stick cooking spray) and cook on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes each side, depending on how done you like your tuna. If you love your burgers well-done, do 4 minutes.

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Voila! (this is awful photo lighting, but these are really cute little guys with the black sesame seeds).

Note: regular sesame seeds are probably just as good, much cheaper and easier to find, but not as pretty. Consider poppy seeds.

The Sauce: Super easy, and probably so versatile!
1 part wasabi mustard
1 part balsamic vinegar
Mix (whisk/spoon/fork, whatever)
That's it.

 


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