Thai Turkey Burgers

September 16, 2021
Created by Harmons
30 minutes
Serves 4
  • 3 green onions, trimmed, white and pale green parts
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 (1/4" thick) slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp lemongrass puree
  • 1 1/4 lb ground turkey
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp hot sauce, such as Sriracha
  • 2 Tbsp chopped roasted and salted peanuts
  • 4 Harmons ciabatta buns, split and toasted
  • Green leaf lettuce, for serving
  • 1/8-1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts, for serving
  • Fresh mint leaves, for serving

In a small food processor fitted with blade attachment, pulse green onion, cilantro, ginger, jalapeño, fish sauce and lemongrass puree until chunky. Transfer mixture to a bowl, add turkey, season with salt and pepper, and mix to combine. Using slightly moistened hands, form meat into 4 (4”) patties, about 3/4″ thick.

Prepare a grill or preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle a small amount of oil on grill pan or oil grill grate. Add burgers and cook, turning once, until golden and crusty and just cooked through and an instant-read thermometer reads 165°, 15-17 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, hot sauce, and peanuts. Spread mixture on rolls. Top with burgers, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, and mint.