When I was younger I somehow talked my dad into signing up for some monthly recipe cards. To me this was the most exciting mail ever. New recipes every month for me to sort and collate into the deck and pick recipes from. I imagine that to him it was just another bill to pay. I think that in the end it was the most expensive ‘cookbook’ known to man.
At least I can say that the recipe cards did not go unused. Two of the cards that always remained rotated from the deck for easy access were recipes for a veggie lasagna and turkey burgers. The recipe called Tangy Turkey Burgers were by far my favorite. The recipe produced great tasting juicy burgers that I fell in love with.
I generally won’t argue with people who say that turkey burgers are dry since they often are but these burgers are far from dry. Turkey is a lean so the lack of fat makes it dry but when you add a marinade to the ground turkey it becomes moist and it takes on the bright flavors of the marinade. The soy sauce and ginger bring fresh flavor to the burgers while the Dijon mustard adds a bit of a kick. Since I have made the recipe so many times over the years I have adjusted the ratios and added fish sauce to it to bring the flavors all together.
The start of our week was a bit hectic since Price was finishing things up for this last college presentation and both of us were sick. I picked this to make since we had all the ingredients at home (with the exception of the fresh rolls), it’s fast and easy, and it would, hopefully, bring back some life to our dead pallets. I have to say that it def did the trick.
Tangy Turkey Burgers1 pound of ground turkey 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 3 tablespoons of fish sauce 1 tablespoon of minced garlic 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard 2 inches of fresh ginger, grated salt and pepper avocado (optional)
Combine the soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, Dijon mustard and grated ginger into a large bowl.
Add the ground turkey and mix until sauce is incorporated completely.
Cover and place in refrigerator, for at least 20 minutes.
Create 4 equal size patties for grilling. Season patties with salt and pepper prior to grilling.
Assemble turkey burger with on a hearty bun and top with slices of avocado. Enjoy!Serves 4