Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lemon Tuna Cakes

Say what you will about canned tuna, but I love it.  It is cheap, tasty, healthy, and versatile.  Ok, yeah, there is canned tuna out there that is only a step up from cat food, but solid white chunk tuna is delicious.

Lemon Tuna Cakes
4 5oz cans solid white tuna in water, drained
1/3 C lowfat mayonnaise
1/3 C seasoned bread crumbs
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 egg
1 tsp hot paprika
1 tsp sweet paprika
1/4 tsp dried thyme
zest 1/2 lemon
~1/4 tsp sea salt
~1/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 C all natural sour cream
2 lrg cloves roasted garlic, mashed into a paste
juice 1 lemon (~2 Tbsp)
pinch of salt

   Combine all ingredients for cakes except bread crumbs.  Gently mix in bread crumbs.  Form into 4 or 8 patties.
   Combine ingredients for sauce.
   Heat oil in a large non stick skillet over medium heat.  Cook patties 4-5 minutes per side for large size, ~3 minutes per side for small size.
  Serves 4 dinner portions, 8 appetizers.

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