Sure, they’re lower in fat and calories compared to the traditional ground beef burger; but it takes just one bite of a lifeless and dry turkey burger to make you miss the beef counterpart so very much.
I’ve been there many times — more than I’d like to admit.
But when turkey burgers are spiced excellently and tender and juicy, they’re awesome in their own right.
Add zucchini or apple to ground turkey and you’ve got something really good going on. So good you ever wondered why you doubted turkey burgers in the first place.
The recipe hails from Food and Wine Magazine. I went on and on about my love for this magazine, and it hasn’t abated. I don’t think it ever will.
In fact, now I even get a weekly dose to
I spotted these Green Goddess Turkey Burgers in the latest July issue, also known as the Chef Issue — the equivalent of Vogue September issue in the food world.
It took me way too long to make them.
I mean, grilling season is far from over, but it’s better not to linger. It's hard to barbecue when there've been 2 feet of snow and ice covering your BBQ for several weeks.
The thing about mayonnaise is that it can show up anywhere.
Here it is cementing your sandwich together. There it is thinned into dressing, drizzled over your salad. You dunk fries in it, you mix it with Sriracha to have the best sauce ever known to mankind.
But mixed with ground meat? That’s a first. At least to me it is.
An easy peasy turkey burger recipe for you to try!
1 ½ lbs / 680 gr ground turkey
⅓ cup finely chopped basil
⅓ cup finely chopped scallions
⅓ cup finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon minced anchovy
4 tablespoons mayonnaise (make you own paleo mayonnaise with this recipe)
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
In a large bowl gently stir the burger ingredients, using a fork.
Divide mixture into four and with dampened hands shape into patties, firmly pressing the mixture. Transfer to a plate.
To form patties that cook evenly, use 2 plastic lids from 1-quart takeout containers and press down one fourth of the turkey mixture to flatten.
Heat a grill or a grill pan to medium-high (if you’re using an outdoor grill lightly oil the grill grates). Grill the burgers, turning once, until cooked through, about 10 to 12 minutes.
Serve with your favorite toppings.
One burger yields 350 calories, 24 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbs, and 31 grams of protein.