14 April 2010

Impressive [yet easy!] Tuna Cakes

Seafood doesn't have to be difficult. This recipe calls for so few ingredients (which I bet you have most of in your kitchen right now) that whipping it up is a complete cinch... not to mention, it looks much more complicated to make than it actually is! Took me around 15 minutes from start to finish to YUM.

Easy Peasy Tuna Cakes
Serves 2

1 five ounce can of tuna (I used Trader Joe's no-salt-added variety)
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
2 egg whites (or one egg)
1 cup baby spinach
2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
2 tbsp ground flax meal
2 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp white wine

Drain the tuna. Wilt the spinach. Set aside half of the bread crumbs.

Combine all ingredients (except the bread crumbs you set aside) in a bowl until thoroughly mixed. Form into 4 equally-sized patties and lightly coat each side of the patties with remaining bread crumbs. (Use more if necessary.)

In a pan lightly coated with cooking spray, brown cakes 4-ish minutes on each side or until golden over medium-high heat.

Oh, yes. Totally nom-nom-nom-worthy!

Full nutrition information here.


  1. Mmm, I never thought of adding spinach to tuna cakes, which is strange since I LOVE spinach! I'll definitely try that next time :) They look delicious in the pics!

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  3. I agree it is really easy. I mix my canned tuna with egg, plus spices, then make tuna cakes...easy and tasty indeed. Likewise for salmon :)