Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thai Turkey burgers with Zesty Peanut Sauce

Oh... these burgers are so good! The peanut sauce makes these burgers extra delicious.  Serve with Asian coleslaw on the side for a delicious meal.

1/3 cup bottled light peanut sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp grated gingerroot

1 1/2 lbs ground turkey or chicken
1 cup fresh whole-grain bread crumbs (or 1/2 cup dry unseasoned bread crumbs)
1/4 cup finely minced green onions
2 TBS minced fresh cilantro
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 TBS of above peanut sauce mixture
6 whole-grain hamburger buns
Lettuce and sliced tomatoes

To make sauce, combine peanut sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, lemon zest and gingerroot in a small bowl.  Mix well and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, green onions, cilantro, egg, salt, pepper and 3 TBS of the peanut sauce mixture (you will use the rest of the sauce to baste the burgers).  Mix gently using your hands.  Form mixture into 6 patties, about 1/2 inch thick.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to grill.

Preheat grill to high.  Brush grill rack lightly with oil.  Grill burgers for about 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the center.  Brush burgers with reserved sauce during the last 2 minutes of cooking time.

Serve burgers on lightly toasted buns with sliced tomatoes and lettuce or any of your favorite burger toppings.

Makes 6 servings

Source:  The Looneyspoons Collection - Janet & Greta Podleski


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