Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thai Turkey Burgers

This recipe is from Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals. This was so so so good. Chay loved it and was surprised ground turkey could taste so good. So fun to make. This tasted more Hawaiian than Thai.

Warm Pineapple Salsa ingredients:

1/2 to 3/4 of fresh pineapple cored
1 Tbs sesame oil
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
1/4 red onion finely chopped
2 Tbs brown sugar
10-15 fresh basil leaves cut into this stripes

Burger ingredients:

1&1/3 pounds of ground turkey breasts (Costco sells ground turkey in 1 1/3 lb packages)
2 pinches of ground ginger
2 cloves garlic minced
2 TB dark soy sauce
2 tsp curry powder
Coarse salt to taste
2 scallions or green onions finely chopped
Hamburger rolls or sandwich size english muffins or I used those skinny buns from Orowheat at Costco.

cut pineapple into pieces and put in blender to make a chunky texture
Heat sesame oil and red pepper flakes in skillet over medium high heat until oil smokes.
Add red bell pepper and onions and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add pineapple and heat through. Sprinkle brown sugar and cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and toss in basil. Let the salsa hang out in the pan and cook the burgers.


Combine turkey, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, curry powder, salt, and scallions. Form into patties and cook on skillet about 4 minutes each side and serve on rolls with lettuce and with lots of pineapple salsa.

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