Wednesday 5 October 2022



The ingredient list for this outstanding tuna burger may look a little long but trust me on this one, the effort that goes into making this dish really, really pays off! I'd go as far as to say it was the best burger I have ever had in my non meat eating life! Plus you can prep the slaw dressing and mayo in advance so that the actual burger assembling won't actually take to long!!

Serve with fries of your choice and impress your friends, family and loved ones with! A new favourite in my repertoire for sure!



  • 4 tsp Wasabi
  • 1¼ cups mayonnaise
  • ½ cup pickled ginger, rinsed and strained
  • 1½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1½ tsp lime juice
  • 1½ tsp soy sauce

  • 300g white cabbage
  • 300g red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 large carrots, grated

  • ½ cup peeled and chopped ginger
  • ½ cup pickled ginger, rinsed and strained
  • 6 tbsp chopped spring onion
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 4½ tsp honey
  • 4 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 4 tsp chili paste
  • 2½ tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1½ tsp lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped

  • 4 fresh tuna steaks
  • 4 brioche buns
  • Ginger-Wasabi Mayo (see above)
  • Slaw Dressing (see above)

  • Add all Ginger-Wasabi Mayo ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. 
  • For the Slaw Base, add all ingredients to a bowl and mix to evenly distribute. 
  • To make the Slaw Dressing, add all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. 
  • The wasabi paste, slaw base, and slaw dressing can all be made one day ahead. 
  • Store covered in the refrigerator until needed.
  • Preheat your frying pan.
  • Put the slaw base in a separate bowl with the dressing and toss to fully coat.
  • Add tuna to pan and grill to sear. 
  • After 30-60 seconds flip the tuna.
  • Sear to your liking, I like my tuna still raw in the middle
  • While the tuna filets are cooking, lightly toast your brioche bun in the oven or on a griddle pan. 
  • Spread ginger-wasabi mayo generously onto the cut sides of all buns and then place slaw evenly on top of mayo. 
  • To build each burger, set the seared tuna on top of the slaw on the bottom bun and carefully place the top bun onto the sandwich.
  • Enjoy with your fav kind of fries or chips!

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