I made these turkey burgers for a friend who wanted to own a burger truck one day. He loved them some much he said he would put these in his line up of burgers.
I think that says plenty.
Pretty good compliment if you ask me.
Asian Turkey Burgers with Sriracha Mayonnaise
Makes 4 burgers
1 pound ground turkey breast
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 green onions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)
2 teaspoons minced ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup bread crumbs or panko
freshly ground black pepper
sliced avocado, optional
4 hamburger buns
For Sriracha Mayonnaise:
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Sriracha Hot Sauce
Make the burgers.
Combine ground turkey, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, garlic cayenne pepper, bread crumbs and a generous grind of black pepper in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly by hand. Form into 4 patties. Heat a grilling pan over a medium-high flame (you can use a large skillet, but grilling pan is preferred—you can also grill the burgers). Brush the grilling pan lightly with canola oil and toast the cut side of the buns in batches; set aside.
Brush the pan more generously with oil and cook the burgers until just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Use a quick read thermometer to make sure the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.
Meanwhile, make the Sriracha mayonnaise.
Put the mayonnaise and the Sriracha Hot Sauce in a small bowl and mix with a spoon.
Assemble the burgers.
Bun, burger and a smear of Sriracha mayonnaise. You can add some avocado if you like.