I like to use ground turkey and chicken, but find they can be a bit bland. So I've been experimenting with ways to spice it up. This is a simple burger idea I've come up with and find it to be quite tasty. You could also use the same mixture for meatballs, cover with a nice stir fry or sweet and sour or teriyaki sauce and serve over rice.
2 pounds ground turkey or chicken (ground pork works well too)
1 bunch green onions, cleaned and chopped
2 inch piece of ginger root, peeled and very finely chopped (or use 1/2 tsp. dried ground ginger)
3-5 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. fish sauce (optional)
2 tbsp. vinegar
a dash of red pepper flakes
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
Mix all together very well and allow to chill an hour or so for the flavors to mellow. Form into 8 patties and pan broil or grill until done in the center. If you like, you can brush them with some teriyaki glaze while cooking and serve topped with a slice of grilled pineapple.