Gott's Ahi Burger

Chef: Duncan Gott

Time: 30-45 min.

Serves: 4 people

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INGREDIENTS

Asian vinaigrette:

  • 2 green onions

  • 4 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp. sherry vinegar

  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce

  • 2 tsp. hoisin sauce

  • 2 tsp. sambal sauce

  • Fresh ginger - 1" piece peeled and rough chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. pickled ginger

  • 2 tsp. honey

  • 2 Tbsp. light sesame oil

  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice

  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable / peanut oil

  • 1 garlic clove rough chopped

  • Red wine vinegar

    *You can find items at your local Asian Market. 

Slaw

  • 1 c julienned napa cabbage

  • 1/2 c julienned red cabbage

  • 1/2 c julienned carrots

Ginger wasabi mayo

  • 1 1/2 tsp. wasabi powder

  • 1 tsp. water

  • 1 1/2 tsp. lime juice

  • 1 Tbsp. chopped pickled ginger

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Ahi Burger

  • 4 5 oz. fresh ahi steaks, cut 1/2" thick

  • 4 burger buns

  • Soy sauce, for marinating

  • Oil, for brushing marinated ahi

METHOD:

Asian Vinagrette

  1. Place all ingredients in blender, pulse to combine.

Slaw

  1. Toss slaw with 1/4 c dressing, reserve remainder for another use.

Ginger Wasabi Mayo

  1. Mix wasabi powder with water and lime juice until it forms a paste. whisk in all other ingredients

  2. We often see folks order these burgers with sweet potato fries - some sweet potato chips would be a nice substitute

Ahi Burger

  1. Build a hot charcoal fire, or set gas grill on medium high.

  2. Set Ahi steaks in a shallow pan with enough soy sauce to cover half way, marinate 2 1/2 minutes, turn over, marinate another 2 1/2 minutes, remove to a plate, and brush lightly with oil.

  3. Meanwhile, toast split buns, and set aside on plates.

  4. Spread 1 T ginger - wasabi mayo on each bun surface

  5. Spread 1/4 c slaw on each bun surface

  6. Place ahi over hot coals, after 45 seconds, turn 90 degrees to get some nice grill marks, wait 45 more seconds, then turn over and grill for one more minute

  7. Take ahi off grill, place between dressed buns, and serve immediately

Laura McIntosh