Growing up, my mom made tuna burgers all the time, but her recipe was made using canned tuna (mixed with eggs and breadcrumbs most likely), mashed together like a regular burger. Sam the Cooking Guy’s tuna burger is something totally different. First of all, you start with tuna steaks. My market always has these on sale, usually still frozen so I can keep a few in the freezer for a rainy day. You’re really supposed to grill these up, but I just used my grill pan. (I love my fancy-shmancy All-Clad grill pan!) And as Sam recommends, get some nice bread. I cut up a big ciabatta from the local farmer’s market.
The sauce is the key — a simple mixture of mayo, onion (or scallion or shallots), capers, and lemon juice. You could follow the recipe, or just wing it. I went with extra lemon. And for fun, I topped mine with a little Sriracha. I told Sam about the addition, and he was cool with it. P.S. The recipe comes from Sam’s awesome first book, Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes.