Here is the recipe for the Asian themed turkey burgers we had yesterday. I just robbed my herb garden and the condiment shelf in the fridge, but you may have to head to the store to duplicate the exact taste. It is truly a layering of flavors. Not difficult to put together, just a bit unusual perhaps.
One odd ingredient is the Wasabi Sake Mustard. I got mine at Target, their Archer Farms brand. Alone, I am not a fan. It packs a punch for sure. Great in the burger, but not so popular as a dip or sandwich spread around here. Another ingredient to check the shelves for...red curry paste. Mine is made by Thai Kitchen. Just a little bit is necessary, but the flavor is there.
That curry paste has the lemongrass flavor too, but I upped mine with some fresh Lemon Balm from my herb garden. That made the burgers pretty. If you don't happen to have any of that, substitute some cilantro or parsley and maybe add a few squeezes of lemon juice and a touch of zest.
I know it sounds complicated, but it really is not! Pearson said it was the best turkey burger yet. Gotta love that review. Man approved. Yeah.
Asian Sesame Turkey Burgers
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We like these so much, I plan to multiply the recipe to make a Freezer Favorite meal. The next time ground turkey goes on sale, a big batch of these is going into the freezer for sure. The meat mixture would be great as meatballs too. What an awesome appetizer that would be!