Turkey Burgers with Thai Flavours
- Coconut-mint mayonnaise
- 250g mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons desiccated coconut
- small handful chopped mint
- Turkey burgers
- 1kg minced turkey
- 250g fresh breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup Thai peanut sauce
- 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
- 2 spring onions, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
- 8 burger buns, split and toasted
Preparation:15min › Cook:15min › Ready in:30min
- To make Coconut-mint mayonnaise: In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, coconut and mint. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- To make Turkey burgers: In a large bowl, mix together turkey, breadcrumbs, peanut sauce, curry paste, spring onions, parsley, soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, lime juice and hot sauce. Be careful not to over-mix or the burgers will be tough. Divide into 8 equal balls and flatten into patties about 2.5cm thick.
- Preheat the barbecue for medium-high heat. Lightly oil the cooking grate. Barbecue burgers for 6 to 8 minutes each side, or until well done. Serve on toasted buns with Coconut-mint mayonnaise.
Don't have a barbecue? Cook these under the grill. Also, feel free to use minced chicken, if desired.
Used different ingredients. This recipe is GREAT and is totally flexible. I used it with chicken the first time and beef tonight, and both were AMAZING. Very flexible too. I've used just lemon juice (no lime), dried herbs (instead of fresh), and regular bread crumbs (no pako) and it blew everyones taste buds away at my bbq last weekend. TRY IT -- it is not overly spicy! My guests raved, devoured everything and told me i was a genius! I had to copy the recipe on my fax machine because nobody wanted to leave without it. - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. To sum up, YUM! I usually make regular chicken burgers, so this was a great change. Here's what I did differently: I didn't have any red curry paste, so I added a whole lot of cayanne, also, I didn't have any lemons, so I just added a little more lime juice. I also didn't have any mint, so I just added the mayo (Miracle Whip) and coconut together. I didn't let it mingle for an hour, but the flavours of the mayo were still great. I'm looking forward to making some to freeze for our camping trip! Thanks for the terrific recipe! - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. SPICY! A NICE CHANGE FROM THE TYPICAL BURGER. I MADE IT W/GROUND TURKEY AND IT WAS GREAT! - 29 Sep 2008