Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thai Curry Turkey Burgers

I know we like burgers and seem to have found many good recipes for them and this one is no exception.  The thing I love about this one is that it seems pretty light, for a burger that is.  The site I got it from said it was like 600 calories. (as always click the recipe title for the link to the source when I know it)  That isn't bad for a burger.  They are plenty of ways to shave calories too. (lighter mayo, smaller burgers, no bun etc...)  I am not a huge fan of turkey, but the curry paste (I used red) makes the turkey really flavorful.  I think this is one we are going to have to repeat and soon;)

Thai Curry Turkey Burgers

1    -1/4 lb. ground turkey (not ground turkey breast)
2    Tbs. red or green Thai curry paste
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil,for the grill
1    medium lime
2/3 c  mayonnaise
3/4 c  thinly sliced seedless cucumber
1/4 c  fresh cilantro leaves
1    small shallot,thinly sliced
1    Tbs. seasoned rice vinegar
4    sesame seed hamburger buns
Sliced tomato,for serving
Prepare a medium gas or charcoal grill fire.
In a medium bowl, gently mix the turkey, curry paste, and 1/4 tsp. each
salt and pepper with your hands just until blended. Form the mixture
into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
Oil the grill grate. Grill the burgers, flipping once, until an instant-
read thermometer inserted into the centers of the burgers registers
165F, 12 to 15 minutes total.
While the burgers cook, finely grate 1 tsp. zest from the lime, then
squeeze the lime to yield 1 Tbs. juice. In a small bowl, combine the
zest and juice, mayonnaise, and 1/4 tsp. salt. In another small bowl,
toss the cucumber with the cilantro, shallot, and vinegar.
Toast the buns cut side down on the grill until browned and heated
through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Spread the tops and bottoms of the buns with the mayonnaise. Serve the
burgers in the buns, topped with a slice of tomato and the cucumber
mixture.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome use of the red curry paste, I just purchased some a few weeks ago and all I've really made was thai curry. Thanks for the inspiration!

    p.s. - Check out my latest post :) @ lauriescravings.blogspot.com

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