March 7, 2011


There wasn't much left in the fridge on Friday night.

Hmm...what to turn this into? First up, zucchini-tuna fritters.

TJ's was the first place I have ever seen no salt added canned tuna. This stuff could change life as you know it. I love the protein and ease of canned tuna, but detest the usually high sodium count and worry over the humaneness of it.

No need! It also tasted realllllly different. Like fresh tuna steaks...ok maybe not fresh, but not anything like normal canned tuna.

Grate the zucchini, and then drain out some of the water. Cheese cloth would work much better than this strainer.

Mash it all together with an egg, some spices, onion and bread crumbs.

Form into patties and pan fry with PAM for a while on medium heat...long enough to get a lot of the moisture out, so minimum 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, I thawed some frozen spinach (forgot the fresh on the grocery list!), and mixed with a can of cannellini beans.

Those were NOT low sodium. WHY is this necessary?

Once that was mixed well, I added some garlic powder and pepper and about 1/4 cup of rice vinegar and let it marinate.

After about 10 minutes, I sauted it in the wok for about 8-10 minutes.

These were just ok. They needed some kind of sauce, maybe a cucumber chutney or something, though.

1 comment:

  1. When I made tuna cakes they came out kind of bland as well. I ended up dipping them in a mixture of honey mustard and hot sauce, which definitely upped the flavor. Also, another really good no salt Albacore tuna is Wild Planet Foods. They are a sustainable canned seafood company so their tuna is higher in omega 3s, lower in mercury and packed in its own juices. Hope that helps, keep up the good cooking!



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