Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuna burger recipe

a few weeks ago i had an amazing dinner. i had just gotten my hands on a bag of Vital Wheat Gluten, which is really hard to get here. i looked around on the internet a bit, and fell over vegandad's blogpost about italian meatballs. with tempeh and VWG, it seemed like the perfect sidedish, next to my gnocchi with cherry tomato sauce. and they turned out good. real good. but even better; the texture reminded me a lot of something my mom used to make; tuna meatballs. i decided that i would try to replicate them the next day, with some seaweed for fishy taste. so i did, and they turned out wonderful!
i promised the ppk that i would post this recipe weeks ago. well, that never really happened, until now. i am just happy that i haven't lost the recipe, with the crazy amounts of cleaning i've done since then. but i didn't, and here's the recipe, highly inspired by vegandad's italian meatballs.



here it is, the tuna burger, served with rice noodles, red kimchee salad, ginger carrots and lemon-y mango chutney.


and here's the recipe for Vegan Tuna Burgers:

250 g. tempeh, steamed for 10 minutes, then shredded
1/8 cup roasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/3 cup vital wheat gluten
1 onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped (optional)
5-6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp arame seaweed, crushed
1-2 sheets nori, crushed
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
wet ingredients:
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sushi seasoning (you can sub some vinegar and sugar)
1 tbsp lemon or lime juice

oil for frying.

in a big bowl; mix grated tempeh with sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, vital wheat gluten, onion, celery, garlic, arame, nori and spices.
add in soy sauce, sushi seasoning and lemon juice, and mix with a fork until combined, then use your hands to knead a bit.
shape into burgers or meatballs or what you feel like, and fry at medium heat for at least 10 minutes - the burgers should be hot all of the way through.

i recommend that you try serving them with spring onions, cilantro and limejuice, but i am sure you guys can find tons of ways to use these babies.

let me know what you think, or if you improve the recipe or whatever.

/Ditte

7 comments:

bazu said...

that looks so incredible!

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itstartedwithafish said...

Yumm !!! I think that is something, the kids would like A LOT !

On gluten, - would you think it would be possible to send you some from Germany ?

Hugs, K

Yasmin Lawsuit said...

Mmmm Vegan Tuna burger. I didn't even know that existed! Looks great. Cheers.

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Alex said...

Ooo. Where did you find it? I just moved to Copenhagen from the US, and I've been wondering where to get gluten flour!