Crispy Wild Tuna Burger with Lemon and Capers

Crispy Tuna Burger with Lemon and Capers

Crispy Wild Tuna Burger with Lemon and Capers


Crispy Wild Tuna Burger with Lemon and Capers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This crispy tuna burger, using Wild Selections® Solid White Albacore Tuna In Water, is flavored with lemon, capers and parsley, and served on a toasted bun with avocado, tomatoes and a poached egg. All topped with an easy, spiced aioli tartar sauce that makes it that much more juicy, zesty and flavorful!

Recipe By: Dini orignially posted at The Flavor Bender

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
  • 2 cans Wild Selections Solid White Albacore Tuna, drained
  • 0.5 onion, chopped
  • 0.5 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 egg, whole
  • 4 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp chili flakes, crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • Grated lemon rind
  • Handful of parsley leaves, roughly chopped (about ¼ cup loosely packed)
  • Extra bread crumbs
  • 0.5 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sweet pickles, heaped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 0.25 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 0.25 tsp paprika
  • 2-4 burger buns
  • 2-4 poached eggs
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Avocado, sliced
  1. Heat a pan to medium heat with a tablespoon of oil. When the pan is hot, add the onion and sugar and cook until the onions are soft and lightly caramelized. Set aside to let it cool down.

  2. Place the drained tuna in a bowl. Add the softened onion and the rest of the ingredients (except for the extra bread crumbs).

  3. Mix all the ingredients until well combined. Be careful not to crush all the tuna - it’s good to have some nice chunks in there. The tuna should be a wet mix.

  4. Shape the tuna into 2 - 4 patties. The serving size here is 4 patties from 4 cans. You can use an egg ring to help form uniform-sized patties.

  5. Sprinkle some bread crumbs on a plate and place the tuna patty on top. Press more bread crumbs on top of the patty as well (so that both top and bottom are coated with bread crumbs).

  6. Heat a pan with a shallow amount of oil. Carefully place the tuna patty in the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Using a wide spatula, flip the patty over and fry for a few more minutes until golden brown on both sides.

  7. Place on a rack or paper towel to drain.

Recipe Notes

Aioli Tartar Sauce

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Keep it in the fridge, covered, until needed.


Halve the burger buns and toast the cut sides on a pan or grill.

Place lettuce leaves on the bottom burger bun, top with tuna patty, tomato slices, avocado slices, egg and tartar sauce.


Tuna patty can be served on top of your favorite salad, topped with the tartar sauce.

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