Turkey is not easily available all year round in South Africa and not a popular meat other than at Christmas time, which is sad for me. I love it because of its flavour and even more so because its a super food and considered in the top two animal proteins from a nutrient perspective.
Chipotle, the delicious smokey jalapeno chilli in adobo sauce is also not a main stream product here, but it is one which I cannot live without. If you are unfamiliar with what it is you can get a quick educational here. Its super versatile and I thought it would be delicious in my turkey burger.
I started out thinking along the Asian flavour lines, and then sort of did a 180 and added chipotle, and it all worked out very well.
For any poultry burger, I love to add a generous lashing or two of mayonnaise (your favourite store bought or whip up a quick batch of your own), and loads of crunchy green lettuce. A toasted burger bun competes the scene.
I cracked open a bottle of the delicious Boilermaker Grindstone Ale to go with the burger and as a non beer drinker I was blow away. I initially wanted to use it simply as a prop because I love the look of the bottle, and beer in a burger picture makes everything look more delicious, but here I sit editing my pics, sipping away and loving it. I couldn’t find a website on the bottle, but it says its ‘….a well hopped IPA brewed using locally sourced ingredients’ and bottled in Kommetjie. Its available via The League if Beers.
- 250g turkey mince
- 1 T finely chopped coriander / cilantro (small handful)
- 2 t soy
- 1 T finely chopped chipotle chilli in adobo sauce
- 1/4 cup of crumbs (I used Asian panko)
- a few drops of sesame oil
- a good pinch of sea salt
- freshly ground white pepper
- splash of oilve oil to fry the burger
- burger buns, mayonnaise and lettuce to serve
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well and form into burger patties. Heat a non stick frying pan and fry the patties until golden brown on both sides and cooked.
- Toast your burger buns, spread mayonnaise and add fresh lettuce leaves to serve.
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