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    Cristobal's Baja Style Tuna Cakes

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    40 mins

    10 mins

    Crazy Christobal's Note:

    These are similar to crab cakes but are a delicious variation in Baja Mexican style! Despite quite a few ingredients, these are simple, fast and easy, Great for a quality unique appetizer!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Cakes

    Sauce

    • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
    • 1/2 cup of any salsa
    • 2 -3 tablespoons seafood cocktail sauce
    • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon any hot sauce
    • 1 pickled jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon jalapeno juice, from jar (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cakes:.
    2. 2
      Mix all ingredients (except butter) in a bowl. Consistency should be moldable when squeezed (hold shape) if otherwise add either more liquid or dry ingredients as necessary.
    3. 3
      Refrigerate for 1/2 to 1 hour.
    4. 4
      Pat and form into cakes.
    5. 5
      Fry on a skillet or in a large pan in 2 Tbsp butter (more or less) set to medium low to medium heat.
    6. 6
      For my electric skillet this is 300°F.
    7. 7
      Fry until golden, approximately 5 minutes per side.
    8. 8
      Serve with sauce on top and/or to the side of the cakes while still warm or even when cold.
    9. 9
      Garnish can be a bit of lime and cilantro leaves.
    10. 10
      Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 21, 2009

      55

      We loved these tuna cakes. Great flavor and easy to do. I used fresh chives but otherwise followed the recipe. I may cut the sauce in half as we had lots left. I served with coleslaw and was a great meal. We will definitely have this many times in the future.

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    • on July 15, 2007

      55

      yummmy!! I made these tonight and DH and I loved them! I left out the jalapeno peppers and walnuts because I didn't have any, and had to sub regular onions for the green onions and chives. Also, I baked in the oven instead of frying in butter. Used a peach salsa in the sauce and the flavor was great with the tuna cake. thanks!

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    • on June 15, 2007

      45

      Great recipe for the humble tuna. Loved the combo of flavors. Will make this again for sure. I did make a few changes....I used cracker meal instead of the bread. Came out great! Thanks!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cristobal's Baja Style Tuna Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (118 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 234.8
     
    Calories from Fat 120
    51%
    Total Fat 13.4 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 139.0 mg
    46%
    Sodium 534.4 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.7 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 3.8 g
    15%
    Protein 15.3 g
    30%

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    salt and pepper

    seafood cocktail sauce

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