Last week we had some amazing weather here. I think most people have been having the same. Sunny skies, light breezes, and high temps. I've gotta say, I love it, but doesn't it feel weird? I mean, it is March, after all. Not May or June. I'm dealing with it okay, though. I suppose I'll tolerate it. Maybe I'll fly a kite, go on a walk, and clean off the grill. That way, I can make these delicious burgers.
I found this recipe when I was a freshman in college. That means I was eating Easy Mac out of a plastic bowl and washing it down with a large glass of Tang. I wasn't exactly doing a lot of cooking on my own (especially any that required anything but a hot pot). But, I do remember seeing this recipe and thinking it sounded amazing. So I cut it out and lodged it in between the pages of some book I was reading. I happened upon it a few years later (when I actually owned my own dishes) and made them.
I hate to admit that I have no idea what magazine the recipe came from, so, if any of you recognize it, let me know!
The key to these turkey burgers is the amazing mix of flavors--green onion, peanut butter, and lemon make them truly mouthwatering.
|Green onion, anyone? Raw turkey, anyone?
|You melt the peanut butter ever-so-slightly so it combines easily with the meat mixture.
My husband loves these turkey burgers. I suggest you follow Kevin McAllistar's advice and "Give 'em a whirl".
Turkey Satay Burgers
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6 T. peanut butter
1 ¾ lbs. ground turkey
6 scallions, minced
6 T. minced cilantro
6 T. dry, unseasoned breadcrumbs
1 T. lemon zest (optional)
3 tsp. lemon juice
2 T. minced pickled jalapenos (optional)
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. salt
2 T. oil
1) Place peanut butter in a small bowl over a pot of boiling water. Stir peanut butter until slightly liquified. This could also be done in the microwave.
2) Remove from heat and add to turkey. Mix well to distribute the peanut butter evenly.
3) Add other ingredients to turkey mixture (except oil) and mix lightly. Don’t overwork that bird!
4) Form into 6 patties. Fry in the oil or grill--about 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.