Tuna Burger with Wasabi Sauce

The Tuna Burger with Wasabi Sauce is a harmonious blend of East meets West, combining the bold flavors of the ocean with a fiery Japanese kick.

This burger is an avant-garde culinary creation, offering the rich, meaty taste of tuna contrasted with the sharp, pungent flavor of wasabi.

Nestled in a toasted bun and complemented with crispy greens and tangy pickled ginger, each bite is a journey from the deep blue seas to the bustling streets of Tokyo. It’s an elevated burger experience, designed for those with an adventurous palate.


For the Tuna Patties:

  • 1 pound fresh tuna steak, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the Wasabi Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoons wasabi paste (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For Assembly:

  • 4 artisanal buns, toasted
  • Fresh lettuce or arugula leaves
  • Sliced avocado
  • Pickled ginger (optional)


Making the Wasabi Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, wasabi paste, and lemon juice until smooth. Adjust the amount of wasabi according to your heat preference. Set aside.

Preparing the Tuna Patties:

  1. In a bowl, combine finely chopped tuna, panko breadcrumbs, egg, green onions, soy sauce, salt, and pepper.
  2. Shape into 4 evenly-sized patties.
  3. Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook the patties for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked to your desired doneness.

Assembling the Burgers:

  1. Spread a layer of wasabi sauce on the bottom half of each toasted bun.
  2. Place lettuce or arugula, followed by a tuna patty.
  3. Layer with sliced avocado and, if desired, pickled ginger.
  4. Finish with the other half of the bun.


Serve the Tuna Burger with Wasabi Sauce with a side of edamame or seaweed salad for a true fusion experience.


  • Preparation time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking time: 6 minutes
  • Total time: 31 minutes

The Tuna Burger with Wasabi Sauce is not just food, but an adventure. It embodies the spirit of culinary exploration, bringing together diverse tastes to form a cohesive, delicious whole.

The rich essence of the tuna, paired with the daring kick of wasabi, challenges and delights the taste buds. Paired with the creamy texture of avocado and the zesty punch of pickled ginger, this burger offers a multi-dimensional flavor profile that’s both intriguing and satisfying.

Dive into this culinary odyssey and explore the depths of flavors and textures that await. It’s a burger experience like no other, promising both surprise and delight.

Bon appétit!