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Tuna Zucchini Cakes Recipe

Tuna Zucchini Cakes Recipe

Here's a great combination of seafood and garden vegetables. Friends tell me that they like that’s it’s so colorful and pretty, not to mention so wonderful to eat! —Billie Blanton, Kingsport, TN
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 pouch (6.4 ounces) light tuna in water
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Remove from heat.
  • 2. Add tuna, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, zucchini, eggs, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper to onion mixture; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick patties; coat with remaining bread crumbs.
  • 3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and heated through. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 fish cakes equals 400 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 170 mg cholesterol, 1,261 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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