The (Im)perfect Tuna SmashBurger

The (Im)perfect Tuna SmashBurger

An Ito family favorite seafood burger recipe!

Our Otoro, Chutoro and Akami cuts of Pacific Bluefin Tuna are the absolute best cuts of Bluefin Tuna for sashimi and sushi prepared either raw or lightly seared. But what about our Imperfect Bluefin Tuna? Our Imperfect Bluefin Tuna tastes just as amazing but these cuts come from the other sections of the Bluefin that is best suited for the grill and oven, and our Smashburger recipe highlights this perfectly!

Course: Main
Skill Level: Beginner

2-4 people
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes (light sear)

You will need: a cutting board, sharp knife, spoon, and mixing bowl.



  1. Scrap the imperfect tuna pieces removing the sineu (inedible white tendons) from the meat.
  2. Grind your tuna using a Kitchenaid or simply mince with a sharp knife.
  3. Add your onions, sesame oil, tamari, and white onions to the tuna, then mix well.
  4. With the mixed ground meat, evenly portion out your burgers, so they are ready to cook.
  5. Make sure your surface is non-stick, then lay your burger down and smash them to a thinner patty.
  6. Once we’ve let the burger cool down a bit, let’s dress up it up with all your favorite burger toppings.
  7. Enjoy your burger!

Recipe Notes

➔ This recipe can be made with any of our fresh seafood options.
➔ Feel free to adjust the ratio of spices and ingredients to your liking
➔ Don’t over think this recipe and just go for it : )

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