My days of blogging have been few and far in between. I have been cooking ferociously in the kitchen but I have been distracted. I never forget to whip out my camera and take a pic of what I am cooking in my kitchen but with regards to sitting down and writing, I have been very naughty. So many new things going on!
I bid summer a proper farewell. It was a little depressing but as I say goodbye to humidity and long days, I prepare to welcome fall. Sweaters. Scarves. Hats. Soups and Stews! While I’m not completely ready for a steamy bowl of soup, I am slowly making the transition. This summer, I have made a fair share of burgers. And why not? Burgers are a great blank canvas. You can jazz up any burger and change its flavor profile with a few easy to find ingredients.
I always have ground turkey in the freezer. I feel it’s a staple. If in a bind, you can make a turkey burger, turkey meatloaf or even turkey Bolognese in little to no time at all and have a satisfying dish.
Inspired by an archived recipe from cooking light, I made an Asian style turkey burger. And since turkey is already light, I wanted to lighten this up even further by ditching the bun and swapping it for some crunchy iceberg lettuce leaves.
Combine ground turkey, scallions, breadcrumbs, hoisin, ginger, and soy sauce in a large bowl. Fold ingredients together until they are well incorporated into the turkey. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions.
Roll the portions (about 4 oz each) into a large ball and then flatten to a ½ inch thick patty.
Wrap burger in two slices of iceberg lettuce and dig in!
I primarily make burgers and have them for lunch, but paired with a side salad or some roasted veggies (like sugar snap peas or grilled bok choy) this makes for a great and filling dinner!