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Thursday
Apr082010

Fire it Up! Fare

Hey friends, TGIF! The weather has been beautiful this week and I am looking forward to a great weekend as well. I am offering you one of my most requested grilling recipes for the weekend, my fresh spin on the Friday night burger, with tuna. It's delicious, lean and good for you too. Top of with wasabi dressing and you are off to a hot start for the weekend.

See you back here on Monday! 

George's Super Terrific Tuna Burger 

George Hirsch Living it UP! | Makes 4 servings

1 1/2 pounds fresh tuna, either yellowfin, blue, or ahi
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 marinade recipe
4 burger buns
1 bunch boston lettuce or arugula, washed and dried

Cut the tuna into 1-inch pieces and place them in the bowl of a food processor. Using an on-off motion, grind the tuna for 45 to 60 seconds, or until it is chopped but not pureed. (Over processing the tuna will make it warm.)

Transfer the tuna to a bowl, stir in the egg whites, and mix well. Add the cilantro, lime zest, hot sauce and mustard. Blend well. Shape the tuna mixture into four burgers. Place them in the marinade and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.

Place the burgers on a preheated hot grill and cook them 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until rare or medium rare. (Cooking the burgers will dry them out.) Place the burgers on a bun and serve on a bed of boston lettuce or arugula. 

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