When we went to St. Louis to view the 2017 eclipse, Kevin and Katy built a party around the event and served these luscious Asian Turkey Burgers. They reminded us of our Porkies (Barbecued Pork Patties) on this site, but are probably a bit healthier. We made them for a group of friends and they were a real hit.
- 1# Ground Turkey
- 2 Shallots, finely choppped
- 2 Cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. Fresh ginger, finely chopped
- 1 cup Cilantro, chopped
- 1 tsp. Sriracha
- 4 tsp. Light Soy Sauce
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- 4 Hamburger buns
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, shallot, ginger, garlic, 1/2 cup cilantro, 1 teaspoon sriracha, and 4 teaspoons soy sauce.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Form the mixture into 4 patties (The mixture will be very soft, finish forming them once they are in the pan.)
- Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over medium high-heat. Season the burgers liberally with salt and pepper. Add the burgers to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until browned.
- Transfer the burgers to a foil-lined cookie sheet in the oven to finish cooking for 5-7 minutes.
- Meanwhile, In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and as much sriracha as you like. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Split the buns and place in the oven to toast for 2-3 minutes.
- Assemble the burgers: Spread a little sriracha mayo onto each bun, then top with a turkey burger and some of the remaining cilantro.
Ground turkey does not hold it's shape well, so it is essential to pan-fry the burgers. They would probably not work well on the grill.