Thai Turkey Burgers. I have a confession to make, I actually made these and tested them a while ago, but as you know, life gets in the way and other things came along which I wanted to post sooner. The Thai Turkey Burgers have however been knocking on my subconscious for a while asking to be blogged (weird I know). So who am I to refuse the Thai Turkey Burger?
Thai Turkey burgers are actually my husbands invention, he was musing a while ago that he wanted burgers for lunch but didn’t want a heavy beef burger, so we had some turkey mince knocking around the fridge which needed to be used up and as is the way of these things, the Thai Turkey Burger was born. Now, I don’t make the spice from scratch, I actually use the Thai Seasoning which you can buy in all good supermarkets and then add some additional Thai flavours.
The other nice thing about these burgers is that you keep them light, so no cheese or bbq sauce. You keep it nice an clean as you want the flavours to shine through. To accompany your burger, you add some mashed up avocado (kind of like avocado on toast), then some tomato, a lettuce leaf or two, some mayonnaise and chilli sauce. Again, feel free to make your own mayo and chilli sauce, but really sometimes life is just a little to short and we’re all busy right? So if you look the other way whilst I use store bought mayo and chilli sauce, I promise to do the same. Deal?
The turkey mince has an incredible moistness which helps to retain the flavour. As a side note, I know not everyone likes fish sauce, you can leave it out if you must, but seriously, give it a go, as it melds well with the other flavours of the burger. Oh and if you’re feeling adventurous or naughty, add an egg, it works, because lets be honest, eggs go well with anything.
I used Brioche Buns, but in reality any burger bun will do, or if you want to be super healthy, simply use a large iceberg lettuce leaf and that will be tasty too.[/wpurp-searchable-recipe]Print
Thai Turkey Burgers
These delicious Thai style turkey burgers make a great dinner or lunch. They are healthy and quick and easy to make too.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 2-4 People
- 250 grams Turkey Mince
- 4 spring onions finely chopped (use some of the green end too)
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp thai spice swartz or any brand
- salt about 5 good grinds
- black pepper about 10 good grinds
- 1 avocado mashed together
- 4 burger buns
- 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 beef tomato thickly sliced
- 1 cos lettuce
- Put all the ingredients expect the breadcrumbs in a large bowl and mix together throughly, don’t be afraid to use your hands here as you want to get everything mixed really well.
- Start adding the breadcrumbs a little at at time, sometimes it requires the whole amount above, sometimes, less than that, you just need to judge so that you stop when you reach the consistency of a patty, so it will be firm, but still moist and not too dry.
- Make 4 patties and set aside.
- Prepare your burger buns so that you are ready to simply add the burger patties to the buns and enjoy.
- Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the burger patties and cook for about 3 – 4 minutes on each side until they have a nice brown charred colour on them.
- Add the burger patties to the bun, close it up and tuck in.
Feel free to add a fried egg if desired, I sometimes do, especially if I have them for dinner as it is more filling, they are equally delicious without the egg however.
I used Brioche Buns, but in reality any burger bun will do, or if you want to be super healthy, simply use a large iceberg lettuce leaf and that will be tasty too.