Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers

I look for inspiration everywhere and strive to cook different and unique recipes as often as I can. For instance, my Facebook feed has more food stories than anything else (sorry friends). Last week a post came across from Food & Wine with a slideshow of several different seafood burgers. They all looked great and for me it was hard to decide which to try first. I chose this Tuna Burger Recipe and modified it for the Big Green Egg.  This is a bit tricky to make and takes patience but is well worth the time and effort! Now sit back, grab a glass of your favorite Sauvignon Blanc, and enjoy this recipe for Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers
Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burger!

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers

For this recipe I gathered rice vinegar, Fish Sauce, Vegetable Oil, Sesame Oil, Red Onion, Cucumbers, Cilantro, Garlic, Serrano Chili, Ginger, Basil, and Sushi grade Tuna.

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers
Mise en place

To prepare the burgers, first slice the cucumbers and onions very thin (I used a mandolin). After adding the the vinegar and sugar, let it sit at room temperature while you make the burgers.

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers
Asian Cucumber Salad

Mix the chili, garlic, ginger, sugar, fish sauce, basil, and cilantro to form a paste.

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers
Aromatics for the Tuna Burgers

Chop the tuna in to small 1/8″ bits.

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers
Small pieces of tuna for the burger patties

Mix the chili ginger paste with the tuna bits to form patties. Place on a lined plate and in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let them set.

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers
Form the patties

Preheat the BGE to 400° then oil your raised grid. Rub vegetable oil and sesame oil on both sides of the patties. Place the patties on the grill.

Grill each side for 3 minutes to get a medium rare burger.

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers
Grill raised direct

Drain the Asian Cucumber Salad and top the patties with some of that and chopped peanuts.

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers
Place the Asia salad and chopped peanuts on top

Add Sriracha mayonnaise and a bun. Enjoy!

Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers
Bun on!

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This recipe for Big Green Egg Thai Chili and Ginger Tuna burgers is delicious. Takes patience but well worth the wait!
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Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Asian Cucumber Salad:
  • 2 Cucumbers sliced
  • ¼ medium red onion sliced
  • 3 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Sugar
  • Tuna Burgers:
  • 2 Tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 Serrano chili, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbs Fish Sauce
  • 2 Tbs Chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbs Chopped basil
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1.5 Lbs sushi-quality tuna
  • 1½ Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1½ Tbs Sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Toss cucumbers, onions, and rice vinegar in a bowl and set aside while you make the burgers.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle mash the ginger, garlic, and chili's forming a paste.
  3. Add the chopped sugar, fish sauce, basil, and cilantro then mix well.
  4. Chop the tuna in to small pieces.
  5. Mix the tuna with the mixture chili paste.
  6. Form 4 patties and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set.
  7. Preheat your BGE to 400°.
  8. Rub the sesame and vegetable oil on both sides of the patties.
  9. Using a raised grid place the patties in the preheated BGE.
  10. Cook for 3 minutes per side for medium rare.
  11. Drain the Asian cucumber salad.
  12. Place the salad on the burgers with chopped peanuts for garnish.
  13. I used Sriracha Mayonnaise for the spread.

 

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4 comments on “Big Green Egg Thai Chili Ginger Tuna Burgers

    1. Thanks Coley! This tuna burger turned out better than I had hope for. You are right… This is all about summer grilling! Appreciate the comment.

    1. Thalia – I cannot lie… these were really good burgers! I am thinking the same thoughts as you… many possibilities for this type of burger. I am sure to play around with the flavor profile going forward! As always thanks for your comments!