These yummy Tuna Cakes with Jalapeño and Cilantro are low on carbs and calories and big on flavor!
Simple, easy tuna cakes from a can!These tuna croquettes can also be gluten free and just as delicious if you swap out almond meal for the breadcrumbs. Plus, they are made from canned tuna so they’re totally budget friendly! I know you’re gonna love them as much as I do!
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The one thing we all have in common is our need to fuel our bodies – all the time. It never ends. The sun will rise and many of us will stuff our face at least 3 times a day. Sometimes I get tired of eating. Wouldn’t it be easier if I could just hook up an IV and keep on stepping?
Well, maybe it’s not the eating that I get tired of but the preparing that sometimes wears me out. Can I get a woop woop!
If I really think about it, it’s not me so much but other “people” that live in my house that require, let’s say, more variety and really just substance.
And by substance I guess I mean protein! I know I’ve mentioned Sanderino’s carnivorous ways previously.
Truthfully, I swear I could eat a salad or soup for every meal, err day – yep – even breakfast. With a side of coffee of course! When the B man travels it’s a bit exciting, I’m like – woohoo – roaster chicken and arugula salad every night!! Less time pulling feathers off chickens and more time checking out food blogs and watching Poldark!! Oh Poldark.
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These Tuna patties are a huge time saver!
Basically it comes down to the simple fact that life is busy. Our time is very precious, and a bit elusive. We all need quick, easy, inexpensive, delicious, recipes to make for easy weeknight dinners.
Like, for example, my Tuna Cakes. Think crab cakes but way cheaper, less seafoody and more tasty.
These Tuna Cakes are so easy and mouthwatering I just had to share the recipe with you. I’ve been making them forever. They are super quick to mix together and they take just 3 minutes a side to cook in my trusty non-stick pan.
In case you’re worried about them being spicy, when you remove the seeds and veins from the Jalapeño you’re basically removing the heat. After it gets cooked, it ends up with an earthy green pepper flavor. If you’re still not convinced just use a green pepper instead. You do you.
The greatest of all canned tuna recipes!
You may be surprised to know that you use canned tuna for these meaty biscuits. Yep – that’s the inexpensive part. Interestingly enough, people that don’t really care for seafood always like these Tuna Cakes because they’re related to our old friend that we all grew up on: tuna salad sandwiches!
If you didn’t have that experience, I’m sorry… there’s no time like the present, so get on the tuna train! First stop – Tuna Cake Towne! Let’s go!
PS: I like to serve my Tuna cakes over a simple Arugula or Kale Salad. If you’re a saucy kind of person you can make a simple Aioli for them with mayo and lemon juice. And if you’re a little spicy throw in some Sriracha and cayenne pepper and get turnt up!
Tuna Cakes Recipe
Serving Size 1 tuna cake
Amount Per Serving Calories 112Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 42mgSodium 349mgCarbohydrates 3gProtein 11g
Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving Calories 42Total Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 310mgCarbohydrates 2g