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Asian Inspired Tuna Cakes
I tagged this one to make for a game I am involved in on recipezaar, as it looked quick and easy to make, budget friendly and would taste good. I was not wrong they were very easy to throw together and the sauce that is served with them is wonderful. I served ours for dinner over a salad but they would also make for a quick lunch as well. To view more photos of this recipe or to read more reviews please click here. Be sure to check out more of this chefs recipes whilst you are there as she has some really great ones and I have made several of them.


1 (6 ounce) Can tuna in water, drained
1 1/2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 Eggs, beaten
1/4 Teaspoon pepper (or more to taste)
1/2 Small white onion, minced
1 Cup panko
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 Cup mayonnaise
1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 Teaspoon lemon pepper
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Dashes Tabasco sauce
2 Tablespoons sesame oil


1. Beat eggs and then combine with tuna, soy sauce, pepper, onion, panko and melted butter.

2. Form into patties (make small ones, so everyone gets 2 for a meal) and chill in refrigerator for 20 minues.

3. In the meanwhile, make your dipping sauce. Mix the mayo, garlic powder, lemon juice, lemon pepper and Tabasco sauce (feel free to add more as you like).

4. Place dipping sauce in a sandwich size Ziplock baggie.

5. Heat oil in large pan.

6. Cook tuna cakes for approx 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown, turning cakes only once to get good color.

7. When browned on each side, remove and place on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.

8. Take baggie with the dipping sauce and barely snip off one of the corners of the baggie. Drizzle the sauce over the top of each cake.

I served ours over a salad for a yummy dinner but they would also be a great lunch time meal.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Roast Veal in Tuna Sauce – from the Madeira Islands, Portugal
I tagged this to make for a recipe swap game I play on recipezaar. I am so glad I did as I had my family over on Sunday for lunch and this went down a treat. I made it up on Saturday, rather apprehensively, as I am not a great anchovy lover unlike my brothers. I chose to make the recipe as stated, I did leave out the extra salt as I felt there would be enough saltiness from the anchovy paste. We all absolutely loved this and the tuna topping was awesome and would be great even served by itself as a salad topping. I served this as part of a lunch with several other antipasti dishes, a big green salad and some rustic crusty bread and it was delicious. To view the original recipe and to also check out other recipes by this chef please click here.


1 1/2kg Veal roast (from leg)
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Cup water
1 Tablespoon anchovy paste
1 Teaspoon salt (I left this out)
1/2 Teaspoon pepper
2 Bay leaves
1/2 Sliced onion
2 Garlic cloves


170g Tuna, canned
1 Tablespoon chopped anchovy
1 Tablespoon chopped capers
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons cream, whipped


Chopped stuffed olives
Lemon slice


1. Bind veal roast into roll, if necessary, and place in casserole.

2. Mix lemon juice, water, anchovy paste, salt and pepper, and pour over meat.

3. Add bay leaves, onion slices, and juice from garlic cloves, and roast in oven at 180C/350F for two hours. Leave to cool in liquid.


1. Squash tuna with fork, mix with chopped anchovies, chopped capers and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, and fold in mayonnaise and whipped cream.

2. Remove veal from liquid, dry with absorbent paper, cut in thin slices.

3. Arrange on platter and pour sauce over meat.

4. Place in refrigerator overnight.

5. Garnish with olives, lemon slices and parsley.

A great summer dish with a nice big salad, some crusty bread and a good bottle of wine.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.