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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Oriental Turkey Burgers

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 egg
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.