Asian Turkey Burgers

served with plantain fries!

served with plantain fries!

Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’m on the hunt for a pastured, organic turkey.

Sadly such things might be beyond my means in this part of the world because, although I can buy as much organic ground turkey as I want, I can’t locate a whole bird.

use your favourite fat to fry - butter, ghee or coconut oil are all healthy choices

use your favourite fat to fry – butter, ghee or coconut oil are all healthy choices

Which makes me slightly suspicious that the ground stuff isn’t turkey at all and instead is hideous pink slime made of….something unmentionable.

Regardless, that unmentionable-substance-that-may-or-may-not-be-turkey tasted pretty delicious in this quick, easy and nutritious mid-week meal.

Asian Turkey Burgers (makes 3 med, 4 small burgers)

  • 12 oz ground turkey
  • 1 green/spring onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsps liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1 1/2 tbsps fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, ghee or butter
  1. Stir together the turkey with the rest of the ingredients (minus the coconut oil). Once thoroughly combined, grab a handful and shape into a ball then flatten to get a burger shape (if your turkey is like mine it’ll be sticky and hard to use, don’t worry – it’ll be firm when it comes to the cooking). Repeat until you’ve three medium burgers, or four small.
  2. Chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. When the fat is hot, carefully add the burgers to the pan. Cook until browned (about 3-4 minutes) then flip and brown the other side.

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4 thoughts on “Asian Turkey Burgers

  1. This sounds like it’d work perfect swapping out the turkey for some pastured pork I’ve got sitting in the fridge. I love the ginger/garlic/soy-ish taste combo.

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