Korean Tuna Cakes (Chamchijeon). Delicious, filling, spicy and savoury. A fantastic side dish to make for dinner or lunch. Only takes 20-30 minutes to whip up!
I love the meaty texture of these tuna cakes along with that spicy kick. If you’re not a fan of spice you may omit the red chillis but I really enjoy it. The sesame seeds and oil is also so key! It really gives the tuna cakes such a wonderful nutty aroma.
For this Recipe
You will need certified sustainable canned tuna, green onion, red chilli, egg, whole wheat flour, black pepper, sesame seeds, sesame oil and avocado oil for frying.
why should you purchase sustainable seafood?
MSC Blue Fish Label ensures that the seafood you are consuming is caught sustainably not damaging the oceans and other surrounding wildlife.
When you choose seafood with the @MSCbluefish label – this means it’s certified sustainable, wild and traceable to its source, so it’s good for the oceans, too. By purchasing products with this label, it is a direct vote for healthy oceans and it’s so easy to do!
It’s a small gesture but it has a huge impact on our ocean health. Just look for the MSC blue fish label when shopping to make a certified wild, sustainable, and traceable choice! Know that your purchase is supporting a well-managed, sustainable fishery that works hard to conserve the marine environment
This way you can feel good about your seafood purchasing decisions.
where can you find msc certified sustainable seafood in canada?
• Loblaws (includes Real Canadian Superstore, Fortinos, Provigo)
• Whole Foods Market:
• No Frills & Zehrs
BRANDS TO LOOK FOR:
I am not sponsored by MSC but I truly believe in their cause for healthier and safer oceans.
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Korean Tuna Pancakes (Chamchijeon)
- 150 gram canned tuna
- 1 red chilli de-seeded & finely chopped
- 1 stalk green onion finely chopped
- 1 egg
- 5 heaping tbsp whole wheat flour
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sesame seeds crushed in the palm of your hands
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Avocado oil for frying
- In a large mixing bowl, mix everything except for avocado oil.
- In a hot pan set over medium-high heat, add avocado oil. Then scoop 2-3 tbsp of batter into your pan. Flatten with a fork to form a patty. Fry on each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!