Southeast Asian Style Turkey Burgers with Pickled Cucumbers

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
45 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For pickled cucumbers:
  • 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup pickled ginger
  • 1 English cucumber
  • For burgers:
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 slices firm white sandwich bread
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Make pickled cucumbers:
Directions
Make pickled cucumbers:
  • In a bowl stir together vinegar and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chop ginger. Slice enough cucumber crosswise into 1/8-inch thick slices to measure 1 1/2 cups and add to vinegar with ginger, tossing well. Marinate at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.

Make burgers:
  • Prepare grill or preheat grill pan.

  • Mince garlic. In a blender tear bread slices and grind into fine crumbs. In a bowl with your hands mix garlic with bread crumbs and remaining burger ingredients until just combined (do not overmix) and form into four 1-inch thick patties. Season burgers with salt and pepper and grill on a lightly oiled rack set 5 to 6-inches over glowing coals about 5 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through. Transfer burgers to buns and top with drained cucumbers.


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