yesterday, i happened to mention to a coworker that i had a turkey burger recipe to die for & she asked me to email it to her. so, i went back & visited the ol’ blog archive to snag the link to pass along, but i took a good look at the post & yeah…..perfectionism reared its ugly head.
since we only had about 2 faithful readers back then & this recipe was originally printed in aarp magazine, i believe they deserve another day in the spotlight. you know, for those of you who have joined us since then. & the under fifty crowd.
from voila! (serves 6)
1 1/2 lb ground turkey
1 red bell pepper, minced
4 scallions, finely chopped
1 egg white, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, mint and/or basil, chopped
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce, divided
1 teaspoon sesame oil, divided
salt & pepper
2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons prepared wasabi
6 whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted
lettuce & tomato to top
1. in a medium bowl, combine turkey, red pepper, scallions, egg white, fresh herbs, ginger, salt & pepper, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil. mix well to combine. it’s super gross, but use your hands. shape into 6 patties. set aside.
2. in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, and wasabi. cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
3. heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet, over medium heat. add the burgers & cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until thoroughly cooked all the way through to the center. raw poultry is not cool. set on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
4. place patties on toasted buns, top with a bit of wasabi mayo, lettuce & tomato. take a bite & wonder if you should start regularly reading aarp magazine.
I just made these a couple nights ago for dinner, and they were absolutely delicious! I probably would never have thought to go through AARP for recipes, so thanks for bringing this to my attention!
so glad you liked them, they are my favorite! and who knew, aarp??