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Thai Tilapia Burgers with Hoisin Sauce

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  • 1 1/2 pounds tilapia fillets
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & minced, use a smaller amount for less heat
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • dash of sesame oil
  • mixed greens
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  • 1

    Place 1/3 of the fish in a food processor and process until almost a paste, about 30 seconds. Add remaining fish and pulse until chopped but chunks are still visible.

  • 2

    Place the fish into a bowl. Add garlic, ginger, jalapeno, cilantro, panko, 1 tablespoon lime juice and salt.

  • 3

    In a small bowl mix together peanut butter, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon lime juice, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Add to bowl with fish mixture and combine.

  • 4

    Divide into 4 portions and shape into burgers. Place on plate; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour. If you are starving, you can skip the hour in the frig.

  • 5

    Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high. Grill burgers about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per side.

  • 6

    Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine mayonnaise, hoisin sauce and sesame oil. Set aside.

  • 7

    To serve, place about 1 cup of mixed greens on a plate and top with thai tilapia burger and a dollop of hoisin mayo.

  • 8

    Note: Thai tilapia burgers can also be served on hamburger buns. They can also be made in mini size for bite-sized appetizers.

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