Thanks to the latest issue of Ricardo I came up with a tasty turkey burger recipe that is complex in flavour but super easy to make! And it was my first turkey burger-making experience.
Unfortunately, the original recipe is not online. I replaced the lemongrass with lemon zest and omitted the Sriracha because Reg is not a huge fan. Feel free to play with the recipe as you see fit!
You will need 1 lb of ground turkey, 3 tbsp chopped cilantro, 1 lemon (zest and juice), 2 tsp fish sauce, 2 tsp soy sauce, 2 tsp brown sugar, 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic, 1 chopped green onion, 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 4 hamburger buns.
Mix together everything but the mayo and buns (of course) in a large mixing bowl.
I used thawed frozen ground turkey and it was WAY too moist so I added some panko breadcrumbs to absorb some of the moisture.
Shape into four patties, brush with oil and put in the fridge for 15 minutes to help the burgers set.
I was worried about them falling apart so instead of grilling them I fried them in a cast iron pan over medium high heat with some canola oil. Cook 4 minutes per side until cooked through.
While the burgers were cooking I added the juice of a lemon to 1/4 cup of mayo for the sauce. If you want it spicy though, add Sriracha instead.
Toast the buns, top with the burgers and slather with the sauce.
Sauced Two Ways
Damn! I could not believe it. I really thought turkey burgers were going to be boring but these are super tasty and quite delicious.
I had a patty leftover so for lunch I decided to make one of the burgers but WITH Sriracha and mayo for the sauce.
I slathered it on and look at that colour! Beautiful. But… Could I handle it?
This spice wimp must be getting tougher because I handled it just fine and again, damn! Delicious! Tangy, complex and absolutely NOT boring… I had no idea turkey burgers could be interesting, LOL. I really didn’t. I was quite resistant to making them but when I saw that recipe in Ricardo it looked so interesting I had to try it.
So glad I did! We both loved them and I honestly can not believe how healthy and delicious they are at the same time.