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    Cristobal's Baja Style Tuna Cakes

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    50 mins

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    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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    • 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)


    1. 1
    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.
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      For my electric skillet this is 300°F.
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      Fry until golden, approximately 5 minutes per side.
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      Serve with sauce on top and/or to the side of the cakes while still warm or even when cold.
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      Garnish can be a bit of lime and cilantro leaves.
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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 21, 2009


      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


      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


      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 (113 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 234.8
    Calories from Fat 120
    Total Fat 13.4 g
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    Cholesterol 139.0 mg
    Sodium 534.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 3.8 g
    Protein 15.3 g

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    salt and pepper


    seafood cocktail sauce

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