Chef Time!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

There’s No Beef About These Turkey Burgers

Shortly after I started food blogging I tried using peanut butter in a savory dish for the first time and I really enjoyed it.
The spicy peanut burgers came together easily and this time they held together nicely. I served the burgers with even more yummy peanut sauce poured on them. I might have used a little too much peanut sauce as it was dripping all over. The burgers were so moist and tasty that it hardly mattered that they were a little messy. I just can't seem to get enough of that peanut sauce! I wonder what I can use it with next?

Spicy Peanut Butter Thai Turkey Burger

Spicy Thai Turkey Burger
1 lb. ground turkey
¼ c. peanut sauce (See recipe below)
¼ c. green onions, chopped
¼ c. cilantro, chopped
1 egg
¼ c. panko bread crumbs
½ c. peanut sauce (See recipe below)
Mix the turkey, peanut sauce, green onions, cilantro, egg, and breadcrumbs in a large bowl.
Form 4 patties and place on a broiling pan.
Broil until cooked, about 10-15 minutes flipping once in the middle.
Assemble the burger, pouring some peanut sauce onto the patty in the bun.
Spicy Peanut Sauce
Peanut butter, garlic, and soy sauce form the base of this spicy peanut sauce used as a condiment. It is especially good with poultry. Allow several hours of refrigeration time before using to allow flavors to meld.
1 c. fresh smooth peanut butter
½ c. hot water
2 cloves garlic, finely minced and mashed
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. ground cumin
¼ tsp. cayenne
½ tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
In the blender, whisk peanut butter, hot water, garlic, soy sauce, cumin, cayenne, curry powder, and lemon juice together to form a smooth paste. Cover and set aside for several hours to allow the flavors to mix well. Turn into jars and seal; store in the refrigerator.
Sauce is best warmed before serving.

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