Celebrate Labor Day with deliciously different burgers: fresh tuna seasoned with sweet pickle relish and scallions.
I coarsely chop the tuna with a knife. You may also pulse it in a food processor, but take care not to overdo it.
Accompany the burgers with jalapeño-spiked potato salad. Have the rest of the ingredients ready when the potatoes finish cooking. They will absorb the dressing flavors better when hot. (If pressed for time, added chopped jalapeños to purchased potato salad.)
This meal contains 614 calories per serving with 22 percent of calories from fat.
Fred Tasker’s wine tip: Because of its full flavor and healthy fats, tuna is one of those red-wine-with-fish dishes. I’d suggest a pinot noir.
• Scallions are used in both recipes. Prepare them at one time and divide accordingly.
• A quick way to slice scallions is to snip them with sharp kitchen scissors.
• Fix potatoes.
• While potatoes cook, toast hamburger rolls.
• Prepare and cook tuna burgers.
• Finish potato salad.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for tonight’s Dinner in Minutes.
To buy: 3/4 pound red potatoes, 2 medium-size jalapeños, 1 small bunch scallions, 3/4 pound fresh tuna, 1 small jar sweet pickle relish, 1 small package whole-grain hamburger rolls.
Staples: Reduced-fat vinaigrette, olive oil, egg, salt, black peppercorns.
Linda Gassenheimer is the author, most recently, of “Fast and Flavorful: Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Table.” Her website is dinnerinminutes.com. Follow her on Twitter @lgassenheimer.