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Tuna Louie Burgers Recipe

My father and brother are avid fishermen who keep me supplied with fresh fish from the Pacific. I came up with this recipe that blends Louie sauce with grilled tuna, to make a very yummy sandwich —Cleo Gonske, Redding, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tuna steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • LOUIE SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • BURGERS:
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 4 hard rolls, split
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves

Directions

  • 1. Brush tuna steaks with salad dressing; sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; set aside.
  • 2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill tuna, covered, over high heat or broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until slightly pink in the center. Squeeze lemon over tuna.
  • 3. Spread rolls with butter. Grill, covered, over high heat for 2-3 minutes or until toasted. Serve tuna on rolls with Louie sauce, tomato and lettuce. Yield: 4 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.