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
1/2 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