Friday, November 4, 2016

Trader Joe's Simply Seasoned Tuna Burgers

I liked these much better than the Premium Salmon Burgers, and even a little better than the Salmon & Vegetable Croquettes. But that's probably just because I have a general preference for tuna over salmon.

When Nina wasn't around to express what would likely have been her severe disapproval, I went full-burger on one of these--pickles, ketchup, and cheese on top. It was kind of weird. They were better the first way I did them, when Nina was here: Just pickles on a bun. (She also added mayo to hers.)

Will I buy it again? 

No--not because they're bad, but because, to use an expression in its least-literal sense, they're neither fish nor fowl. If I'm feeling like having a hamburger kind of thing, I would prefer any of the fine, reasonably convincing meat-substitute patties available from just about any grocery store other than Trader Joe's. If I'm feeling like having tuna, I would rather have either a tuna salad sandwich or a favorite from my mother's old recipes, creamed tuna on toast. TJ's tuna burgers just don't have a place in my life.

Nina's View

Oh no, another weirdly spongy fish burger. I don't know how these things are constituted, and I'm pretty sure I don't want to know. Just don't expect an actual hunk of un-messed-with tuna.

In brief: do not like (although I will concur that they are better than the salmon burgers). But they are not even close to the fabulosity that is the Salmon & Vegetable Croquettes.

1 comment:

  1. I grilled these last night, and found them not at all weirdly spongy. They were much more like an unseasoned chicken breast -- and just about as flavorful. Not terrible, but not Buy Again-worthy.