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canned tuna fish recipe for an easy, healthy dinner

Tuna Cakes

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cakes 1x

These delicious tuna cakes are just as good as crab cakes without the price tag! This easy dinner recipe is on the table in just 15 minutes!

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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely diced
  • 2 cans water packed albacore white tuna, drained (5 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons regular or light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs (can also use regular)
  • Chopped, fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the oil to a skillet over medium heat. Cook the shallot and celery for 4-5 minutes until softened. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  2. Add the drained tuna to a bowl and flake with a fork. Add the mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, egg, lemon zest, mustard and breadcrumbs. Add the cooled shallots and celery and mix together to combine the ingredients.
  3. Form the mixture into 4 cakes and set on a plate. Wipe out the skillet and add the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium heat.
  4. Once the skillet is hot, carefully add the tuna cakes and let cook for 3-4 minutes until browned. Turn the tuna cakes over and cook another 3-4 minutes on the other side.
  5. Season with fresh black pepper and kosher salt and serve with chopped parsley for garnish. (optional)
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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