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
1 pound ground turkey
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon Sriracha
4 teaspoons 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.
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