Friday, April 24, 2009

Thai Turkey Burgers wtih Homemade Hamburger Buns

I haven't cooked much in the last few weeks, mainly due to a busy schedule. I did manage to make some tacos and cheesy baked tortellini but nothing exciting enough to blog. Yesterday, I was ready and inspired to get back in the kitchen. I star lots of items from other blogs to try but often forget about them when getting ready to cook. This week, I decided to try a few things. I started by making some Cowgirl Cookies with Spelt Flour and Oats that I saw on Taste Spotting which lead me to decide to bake my own homemade hamburger buns as seen on Branny Boils Over. Once I had the buns in progress I decided it was the perfect time to try these Thai turkey burgers I had starred last week. My husband and I love Thai food. This recipe from Cara's Cravings has tons of flavor and is healthy too. We really enjoyed these burgers and the way they incorporated a nice punch of our favorite Thai flavors. These are easy for a weeknight and would be great for outdoor grilling. I grilled mine on my stove top grill. I liked the chili mayonnaise, however, I can't help thinking that a peanut sauce would also be a great topper. Cara recommends serving these with butternut squash fries which I think would be a great match however my husband hates most squash. So, I served mine with a green salad with mango and cucumber with papaya poppy seed dressing and a side of steamed Asian vegetables.

Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers

8oz ground turkey
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 large scallion, minced
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
freshly ground salt & pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp light mayonnaise
handful of cilantro, finely minced
1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce

hamburger buns of your choice
mixed greens

Combine burger ingredients a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Form the turkey mixture into two patties. Cook for about 7-10 minutes per side, until cooked through. Serve on buns with cilantro-chili mayo and greens.

Source: Cara's Cravings My Life in the Kitchen


Cara said...

glad you liked these! They are definitely a new favorite of ours.

Colleen said...

Mmm these look great - can't wait to start grilling!

KMAYS said...

I'm making these this week too. Glad you liked them!

Joelen said...

What a great combo of flavors and Thai is one of my favorite cuisines!