I mentioned how moist these Asian Style Turkey Burgers are in yesterdays post and several people left comments mentioning that they were looking forward to this recipe! Daughter Katy said these are the best turkey burgers I have ever made! They do rank high on my list as well but, my all time favorite is the Feta Stuffed Turkey Burger! Being the “pleaser” that I am I sat right down and calculated the nutritional information so this would be ready to post today.
I use lean ground turkey meat to keep the fat and calorie count down in all of my turkey burgers. The trick to making moist turkey burgers is not to over mix the raw meat and don’t over cook them. It only takes about 7-8 minutes per side in a non stick skillet to completely cook these to perfection.
The sauce for these burgers is the crowning touch, it adds moistness and a nice punch of citrus! Originally I was going to have hubby Tom cook these on the grill and I had some pineapple rings that were going to go on the grill for a minute to top the burgers. At the last minute our schedule changed and I ended up cooking these in a skillet on the stove top. We were delighted with the results! Although these are excellent as written, next time I will sub pineapple juice in the sauce and top the burgers off with a grilled pineapple ring just for fun!
I had one of these left over, gently heated up in the microwave and I ate it sans the bun with a huge helping of my Kale slaw. I will post the slaw recipe later this week. You are going to jump for joy when you try it! No-really you will!
ASIAN STYLE TURKEY BURGERS
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup scallions — chopped
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root — minced
- 2 teaspoons garlic — finely chopped
- Black pepper
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Butter
In a bowl, combine ground turkey, scallions, 2 TB of cilantro, 1 TB of the soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix well.
Divide turkey mixture into 6 equal portions . Shape into patties.
Preheat non stick skillet over a medium heat, spray with non stick cooking spray, add the patties and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Turn patties over and cook another 8 minutes or until done (165 degrees F).
For the sauce, in a small saucepan combine orange juice, lemon juice, and the remaining 1 TB soy sauce. Let bubble until reduced by half. Whisk in the butter and the remaining 1 TB cilantro. Pour over burgers.
Yield: 6 burgers Servings Size: 1 burger
Per Serving: 198 Calories; 10g Fat; 23g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 71mg Cholesterol; 446mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat. WWPP 5
Adapted From the book “Chef Bobo’s Good Food Cook book”
I have been on a kick of eating low fat cottage cheese with fresh strawberries and melon or tomatoes and cucumbers. It tastes so light and fresh and cottage cheese is a good source of protein. It’s been a nice change of flavors.
Last night I had dreams about food! I was making these amazing chicken kabobs and cooking them on the grill. I don’t do any grilling around here, that is hubby Tom’s job so that was pretty funny. Recently we purchased some kabob skewers but haven’t gotten around to making any. The ones in my dream looked delicious, I just wish I could remember the recipe! Crazy!
The ice cream machine is going to be used again as I try my hand at making frozen yogurt! I’m thinking vanilla flavored frozen yogurt with a fruity sauce to top it! M-m-m-m! If it’s any good I’ll be sure to post about it.
Dreaming about good food!
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What have you been eating lately?
Do you ever dream about food?
Even though I am a “foody” and spend a lot of time cooking, reading recipes and so forth I rarely dream about food.
I have been eating a lot of salads, cottage cheese, melons and berries.