I will begin this with a time warning. Both of these recipes take a good amount of preparation, but they are well worth it!!!
I will start this by saying…it is a challenge to get my children to eat fish that is not in stick form. We have tried to make a tuna noodle casserole and they simply pick around the tuna. I know they do not necessarily need fish to survive, but I want them to have the best chance of receiving all of the nutrients their bodies need through food and well, having fish weekly is a big part of that.
We tried this recipe once before with 4 teaspoons of Dijon mustard and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice added into the mixture, but the kids really did not like the lemon, tangy taste. This combination, however, was a huge hit and led to a request for it to be in their favorites section of the recipe book!
Tuna Burgers & Gluten-Free Biscuits
- 2 10-ounce packages light tuna in water
- 1 cup gluten-free bread crumbs We used leftover sourdough from the farmer’s market because my husband only has an intolerance to gluten.
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp parsley
- 2 tbsp chives
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3 cups gluten-free flour
- 3 tbsp sugar in the raw
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/4 tsp xantham gum
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk room temperature
- 4 tbsp butter softened
- 3 eggs
- In a large bowl, add tuna, water, and olive oil. Mix well.
- Fold in bread crumbs, parsley, chives, salt, and pepper.
- Add eggs and mix.
- Prepare a baking sheet lined with foil.
- Using 1/3 measuring cup, scoop and form 9 patties.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Heat oven on high broil.
- Cook on broil for 5 minutes (depending on the strength of your oven), flip the patty and broil for 5 minutes on the opposite side.
- In a stand mixer, mix flour, sugar, yeast, salt, and xantham gum.
- Continue to mix and add the almond milk in slowly.
- Add the butter and mix.
- Add the eggs one at a time. Allow to combine thoroughly.
- Cover the bowl and allow rise for one hour.
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop dough onto the baking sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Cover with plastic wrap with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Place on the stove top for the warmth. Allow rising for one hour.
- Bake for 20 minutes depending on your oven. Check with a toothpick. It should come out clean.
One side note, the tuna burgers crumbled well over my salads for the following two days. The biscuits were not as good after being refrigerated though. If you have leftover biscuits, try leaving them in a container on the counter instead.