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Recipe for Lemon Tuna Cakes

Prep Time: 15 mins | 4-6 Servings

Bumble Bee Seafood


Prep Time: 15 mins | 4-6 Servings



  • 4 Bumble Bee® Lemon & Pepper Seasoned Tuna Pouches or Wild Caught Light Tuna Pouches
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 4 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil as needed for frying


Empty the tuna pouches in a large mixing bowl.

Next, combine tuna with garlic, onion, salt, pepper, lemon juice and zest, egg, 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs, mayo, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and parsley. Mix well.

Combine remaining breadcrumbs and parmesan in a shallow dish. Scoop 1/4 cup of the tuna mixture and form into a patty. Lightly coat with breadcrumbs and parmesan. Continue until tuna mixture is gone.

Add 2 tbsp Olive oil to a pan and fry each patty until nicely browned on each side. Remove from pan and let the cakes rest for 5 minutes.

Serve with arugula or other greens and an aioli if desired.