Weeknight Cooking

Dinner Tonight: Tuna Burgers + Miso Cabbage Salad

May 20, 2013

When you think of a weeknight meal, tuna burgers and and a miso cabbage salad may not be what comes to mind. However, we think that's exactly the reason it should be your dinner tonight. These dishes combine to make a meal full of bright, zippy flavors that will leave you perfectly satisfied on a Monday (or any) night. 

The Menu

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Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing by Weird & Ravenous


Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Ginger Mayo by merrill

The Grocery List

Serves 6

4 scallions
A knob of fresh ginger
1 1/2 pounds sushi-grade ahi tuna
1 English cucumber
1 box broccoli or alfalfa sprouts
6 brioche rolls
2 tablespoons prepared wasabi
6 tablespoons finely chopped pickled ginger
Miso paste
Rice wine vinegar
Toasted sesame oil
3/4 pound cabbage
1 carrot
Black sesame seeds

We're assuming that you already have eggs, grapeseed (or other neutral) oil, mayonnaise, garlic, and soy sauce on hand. If not, you'll be needing those things, too! 

The Plan

1. Chop the tuna, mince the ginger, and slice the scallions, then mix them all together with the egg. Season with salt and pepper and form into 6 loose patties. Cover and refrigerate them for 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, finely slice the cabbage and carrots for the salad. Mix up the salad dressing and the spicy, gingery mayonnaise for the burgers while you're at it.

3. Sear off the tuna burgers in a large, nonstick pan.

4. Almost there! Toss the cabbage, carrots and sesame seeds together with the dressing. 

5. Plate burgers next to a generous pile of crunchy cabbage slaw, and serve!

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Diane N. January 23, 2015
Yes, no portion direction. What is up?
Margaret R. October 16, 2013
You guys are terrible at giving direction. What goes into the mayonnaise? How about the dressing? Terrible directions.