Sep 082017
 

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.

Asian Turkey Burgers

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1 burger

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 4 Hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, shallot, ginger, garlic, 1/2 cup cilantro, 1 teaspoon sriracha, and 4 teaspoons soy sauce.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Form the mixture into 4 patties (The mixture will be very soft, finish forming them once they are in the pan.)
  5. 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.
  6. Transfer the burgers to a foil-lined cookie sheet in the oven to finish cooking for 5-7 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and as much sriracha as you like. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Split the buns and place in the oven to toast for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Assemble the burgers: Spread a little sriracha mayo onto each bun, then top with a turkey burger and some of the remaining cilantro.

Notes

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.

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