I have come to find that my newfound pescatarianism makes it really challenging for me to get different sources of protein. I was going through a phase of eating baked tofu or eggs every single day, with some salmon every now and then, so I decided to scour the internet to find more creative ways to take in seafood.
I was kind of hesitant at first to look at canned tuna recipes because of the high mercury content, the possible lead poisoning, BPA issues, etc; but the majority of the articles I read say that it’s safe as long as you only eat 12 oz or less of light tuna a week or 6 oz or less of white tuna a week. That is totally doable!
So here is my new take on burger patties, but with canned tuna. I dubbed it “Asian-inspired” because I used wasabi instead of horseradish (I had it on hand) and a little bit of sriracha mayo (1 tsp sriracha to 2 tsp mayo). I ate it protein-style (no bun, just lettuce) and it was absolutely delicious! I ended up having one extra, so I think I’m going to eat it with a spinach salad tomorrow. It’s a fun and healthier twist to your average hamburger 🙂