Better Fish to Fry: Tuna Patties with Mango Salsa Recipe

7 months ago

tuna patties with mango salsa

This seafood dish offers something new from your everyday menu. Best served in mango sauce, these patties are loaded with flavors and nutrients. It’s a new way to enjoy your can of tuna!


Tuna Patties with Mango Salsa
Makes 4-6 servings


2 Tbsps Canola oil

1 Medium onion, minced

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 stalk Celery, minced

½ cup Minced carrots

2 cans Tuna flakes in brine, well-drained

¼ tsp Cumin powder (optional) Salt

⅛ tsp Ground black pepper

2-3 Tbsps Fine breadcrumbs

2 Eggs, beaten

  • Cooking oil for frying


  1. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan over low heat. Sauté onions until soft, about three minutes. Next add garlic and celery, then cook for another two minutes.
  2. Add carrots and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes, until all the vegetables are soft. Remove to a bowl and let cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, empty two cans of drained tuna flakes. Season with cumin, salt, and ground black pepper. Add bread crumbs, eggs, and sautéed vegetables to the tuna. Mix well.
  4. Make uniformly sized patties by using a ¼ measuring cup to scoop the tuna mixture. Form into a ball with your hands and flatten slightly. Fry tuna patties in hot oil until golden brown on both sides.


1 cup Chopped tomatoes

½ cup Chopped onions

1 Ripe mango, diced small

½ cup Chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1-2 Red bird’s eye chili peppers, sliced

  • Juice of ½ lime or green lemon

1-2 tsp Sugar

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Combine tomatoes, onions, mango, fresh cilantro leaves, and red chili peppers in a bowl. Season with lime juice, sugar, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in the refrigerator to chill.


Serve hot tuna patties with chilled Mango Salsa on the side.


Recipe by Nina Daza-Puyat
Photographed by Ron Mendoza


Check out these other ways to cook your seafood

Blackened Fish Tacos

Salmon Dynamites

Tinapa Carbonara

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