Grand Prize Winner: Island Ahi Burgers With Cilantro-Chile-Lime

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 25 mins

These tasty burgers are ones you won't soon forget! From the state of Hawaii, this burger is a "Real Winner"! Food Network recipe from the Ultimate Recipe Showdown - Burgers. This recipe won 1st Place in the Seafood Burgers Division, then won the "GRAND PRIZE" of $25,000 for the whole competition. The recipes for this competition were chosen from contestants from all across the country. This recipe was from Kristine Snyder

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauce:
  2. Char peppers over gas flame or under broiler until blistered on all sides. Enclose in a paper bag, and let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Peel peppers, remove stem and seeds, and dice.
  4. Measure 1/4 cup diced peppers into a small bowl, and add mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, ginger, garlic, and salt. Stir well.
  5. Burgers:
  6. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat egg and stir in panko, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, lime juice and zest, red pepper flakes, and salt.
  7. Add ahi and combine gently. Form 4 patties.
  8. Heat vegetable oil on non-stick griddle, over med-high heat.
  9. Add patties, and cook 3-4 minutes per side.
  10. Toast rolls under broiler during last few minutes of cooking.
  11. Spread sauce on roll bottom and top with onion, tomato, sprouts, and additional sauce.
  12. Add roll tops.