asian turkey burgers

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.

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2 Responses to asian turkey burgers

  1. Allison says:

    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!

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