Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Summertime Turkey Burgers

Even though the weather has cooled down considerably (read: it's too bloody cold for this time of year), I still can't bring myself to give up the fresh flavors of summer. This burger is bright tasting and quite yummy. I think, though, that next time I will use just a bit less soy sauce: sometimes it's a bit overwhelming. Maybe I'll add some pepper. This recipe makes 3 burgers, one to cook right away and two to freeze for another day.

1 package ground turkey (about 3/4 pounds)
3 tablespoons panko crumbs
1 minced scallion
1 minced clove of garlic
1 and 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 and 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
the zest of one lemon, chopped
the juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

you'll also need:
a large bowl
small non-stick frying pan
medium sized freezer bag

1. in the large bowl, mix together the panko crumbs, scallion, garlic, parsley, lemon zest and juice, and soy sauce. Stir with a fork to combine.
2. add the ground turkey and mix with your hands until everything is combined. Form the meat into three roughly equal patties.

3. heat the vegetable oil in the pan over medium heat until it's hot. While you're waiting, place each of the extra patties on a piece of saran wrap and cover them up individually. Then wrap them in tin foil and place them in the freezer, flat. In a few hours, once they are frozen, put them in a freezer bag and store them in any position you want.
4. when the oil is hot, put your burger in, pressing down on the top slightly with your fingers. Let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until cooked halfway through.
5. when the burger is cooked halfway through, flip it over and press down on it with the spatula. Continue cooking until it's completely cooked. Then transfer to a plate and enjoy!

I adapted this recipe from one I found in the magazine Family Circle. 

No comments:

Post a Comment