Island Ahi Burgers with Cilantro-Chili-Lime Sauce

Recipe Courtesy of
Serves 4
2 Anaheim chili peppers
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tbs sour cream
3 tbs finely chopped cilantro leaves
1 tbs fresh lime juice
2 tbs minced fresh ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
4 tsp soy sauce
4 tsp sugar
1 tbs sesame oil
1 tbs minced fresh ginger
1 tbs minced garlic
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp grated lime zest
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 lbs ahi tuna filets, finely chopped
1 tbs vegetable oil
4 seeded Kaiser rolls, split
1 large sweet onion, sliced
1 large tomato, sliced
1 pkg radish or sunflower sprouts
Sauce: Char peppers over gas flame, bbq grill or under broiler until blistered on all sides.  Enclose in a paper bag and let stand 15 minutes.  Peel peppers, remove stem and seeds, (want some of the heat? Leave the stem in) and dice.  Measure 1/4 diced peppers into a small bowl and add mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, ginger, garlic, and salt; stir well.
Burgers: Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat egg and stir in panko, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, lime juice and zest, red pepper flakes, and salt.  Add Ahi and combine gently; form 4 patties.
Heat vegetable oil on nonstick griddle over med-high heat.  Add patties and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side.  Toast rolls under broiler during last few minutes of cooking.  Spread sauce on roll bottom and top with onion, tomato, sprouts, and additional sauce.  Add roll tops and devour.

No comments: