Tuna Burger with Wasabi-mayonnaise
In a few days, it will the 4th of July and many, if not all American will be heading for the beaches, parks, and lakes to enjoy the 4th. It is not a special day here in Denmark, but there will some people enjoying the long, summer nights with a B.B.Q. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be made and enjoyed in many Danish homes. The Danes didn’t know what a hamburger was when I came to Denmark. Criticizing Americans for not having a food culture is a favorite pastime for Danes. Italy has pasta and pizza, the Spanish have tapas, the French have – French food, the English tea and crumpets and even the Danes have Danish pastries and their famous open-face sandwiches. The Americans according to Danes don’t have any traditions and ever time I longed for a burger, they laughed. In the years to come, any restaurant in Denmark that has any respect for itself will have burgers on the menu. Here is tuna burger that both the Danes and Americans can enjoy – fish.
Tuna Burger with wasabi-mayonnaise Serves 4
1 lb. fresh tuna
4 spring onions
2 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. (or more) wasabi*
a wedge of lemon or lime
4 salat leaves
4 burger buns
Heat the grill.
To make the tuna, chop the tuna with a knive. Chop the spring onions and mix them with the tuna and fish sauce. Form the tuna into four patties. Stir the wasabi with mayonnaise and set aside. Peel the avocado, remove the seed and cut the avocado in slices. Squeeze the juice of the lemon/lime over the avocado slices. Grill tuna patties on the grill 1 min. on each side. Grill the burger bun on the grill 1-2 min.
To assemble, place a lettuce leaf on the bottom bun and then place a tuna burger bun. Spred some wasabi-mayonnaise on top of place 3-4 slices of avocado slices. Place the other half of the bun on top. Enjoy.
*Wasabi is a strong tasting creme made from Japanese horseradish and be purchased in tubes.