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Mediterranean Mini Tuna Cakes With Pesto

Will you be able to eat just one?

Recipe Courtesy of StarKist

A good fish cake is tender and moist on the inside but crispy on the outside. These Mediterranean-inspired tuna cakes use classic ingredients like capers, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh parsley, and Parmesan cheese to create a complex combination of salty, peppery, and sweet. Make extra of these mini tuna cakes if you’re hosting a party because they’re sure not to last.

Ingredients

For the Mediterranean Mini Tuna Cakes With Pesto

  • 10 Ounces canned or pouched tuna, such as StarKist Tuna Creations Ranch
  • 3 Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 Cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon drained capers
  • 2 Large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 Cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup pesto sauce, store bough or homemade

Directions

For the Mediterranean Mini Tuna Cakes With Pesto

Combine the tuna, sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, onion, parsley, capers and eggs in a bowl. Mix well and divide the mixture into 12 portions. Form each into a 2-inch diameter by 3/4-inch thick cake. Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl and gently dip both side of each tuna cake in them to coat. Transfer cakes to a baking sheet.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add the tuna cakes and cook until golden, 3-1/2 minutes. Carefully flip each tuna cake and cook 3-1 1/2 minutes longer. Transfer to a baking sheet covered with paper towel and drain. Transfer to a serving platter and top each with a dollop of pesto.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving434
Total Fat33g51%
Sugar1gN/A
Saturated7g34%
Cholesterol132mg44%
Protein28g55%
Carbs8g3%
Vitamin A204µg23%
Vitamin B122µg31%
Vitamin B60.8mg40.3%
Vitamin C15mg25%
Vitamin D2µgN/A
Vitamin E4mg22%
Vitamin K238µg100%
Calcium252mg25%
Fiber1g6%
Folate (food)51µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)51µg13%
Iron3mg17%
Magnesium74mg19%
Monounsaturated20gN/A
Niacin (B3)14mg69%
Phosphorus392mg56%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium574mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.6%
Sodium592mg25%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.3%
Zinc2mg11%