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Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in bbq season, dinners | 0 comments

Asian Turkey Burgers

Asian Turkey Burgers

Time to refill the propane tanks, pull the BBQ out of storage, clean it and start grilling.  Last weekend I had some friends over and had one of the first of many backyard evenings and tried a new burger recipe.  It was fantastic.  Give it a go, the consensus was this recipe would work equally well with lamb!  Wine suggestion… Riesling… maybe from Alsace.

For the Burger, 4 burgers
1 garlic clove, smashed
1″ piece of ginger finely chopped
1 lb ground turkey (chicken or lamb)

1/4 cup each FRESH chopped cilantro, mint and basil

1 cup panko crumbs
1 egg
2 tbsp lime juice
salt and pepper
Tabasco if desired
4 burger buns, toasted

Mix all ingredient together, divide into 4 and form into a burger patties.  BBQ until fully cooked, juices run clear.  Serve on a toasted bun with picked cucumbers and wasbi mayo.  Recipes to follow.

Picked Cucumbers
1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoon chopped ginger
1 tablespoon sugar
1 long English cucumber, sliced

Mix first 3 ingredients, pour over cucumbers and marinate 30 mins to 4 hours.  Serve in burgers

Wasabi Mayo
1 cup mayo
1 tsp wasabi paste, or to taste