Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thai Turkey Burgers

It's that time of the year where the grill is finally uncovered, cleaned up and brought to its proper place. The days are longer, the sun is brighter and the men are ready to start grilling. That's why I thought these Thai Turkey Burgers as seen on Cara's Cravings would be a perfect meal for my husband to grill up for dinner.

They were quick to come together and had all of the great Thai flavors that my husband and I love so very much. All of the flavors worked perfectly together which resulted in a very flavorful burger. I topped the burger with a Cilantro Lime Aioli which lent itself perfectly to the flavors of the burger. Honestly, this is one of the best burgers I've personally had; I absolutely loved it. But while my husband said he liked it, he didn't think that it could compete with an old fashioned beef and cheese burger. Oh, men. But he did say I could make it again which is lucky for him because I am going to make it again!!!

Overall, a great burger and fantastic departure from the traditional "beef and cheese" burger. Packed with flavor, this burger was definitely a winner in my book!

Adapted from Cara's Cravings
Originally from A Good Appetite

1 package ground turkey
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 large scallion, minced
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp red curry paste (I added this)
2 tbsp peanut butter (I used reduced fat)
freshly ground salt & pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger (I used a small piece of freshly grated ginger)
2 cloves garlic, minced (I added this)
1 small bunch cilantro, minced (I added this)
Juice of 1/4 to 1/2 a lime (I added this)


Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and form into patties. Grill burgers until they are done in the center. Or you can heat a skillet over medium-high heat and cook for about 7-10 minutes per side, until cooked through. Serve with Cilantro Lime Aioli on fresh hamburger buns.


What's Cookin Chicago said...

What a tasty burger and that aioli sounds perfect with it!

Anonymous said...

Yum! that's a lot of flavor packed in there! :)

Colleen said...

We love turkey burgers in my house (had them last night for dinner in fact) and I like this twist! I will have to try it soon!

Cara said...

sounds delicious, love your additions!

Kristy said...

You had me at "Thai Turkey Burgers"! But I must admit that it got even better at the mention of Cilantro Lime Aioli. And it looks healthy, too - time to buy a lottery ticket! YUM!!!

Maria said...

Great twist on the traditional burger!

Kerstin said...

These look super flavorful! I also love the Cilantro Lime Aioli -yum!

test it comm said...

I made some Thai burgers a while ago by mixing in some spicy Thai peanut sauce into the burger and then using more as a condiment on the burger. The Thai flavours work really well in burgers. I will have to try it with red chili paste next!

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Kristin said...

Just stopping by looking for a good ground turky recipe. What an interesting combination!

Anonymous said...

Hi, does 1 package of turkey = 1 pound?


Kristen616 said...

Shreela - Yes, 1 pkg. of turkey is roughly equivalent to 1 lb. I think it's usually a bit over a pound, but it's pretty close.

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