Friday, October 30, 2009

Another mighty fine burger

I haven't had much in the way of cravings while pregnant. Haven't sent Scott out late at night for ice cream or chocolate. Haven't been eating weird combinations of potato chips and jam or bananas and cheese. I do lust after certain foods from time to time, but unless they are readily available I just shrug it off and deal with it.

Except for hamburgers. Gah, I think about them so often the last month or so. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken burgers, veggie burgers. With bacon and lettuce and tomato. With ketchup only. With bbq sauce. Hang on, I've got to wipe up all this drool. I will admit that a couple of times in the last month I've given in and treated myself to a burger. But only a couple. Cause really, this could get out of control VERY easily.

So around these parts, I may have been talking about hamburgers; may have mentioned them a few (dozen) times in the past couple of days. And Scott was nice enough to suggest we have burgers for dinner last night.

I'd recently found a recipe I was dying to try from Rachael Ray for Asian pork burgers that she then cut into appetizer sized pieces. We made some changes.

Asian Turkey Burgers

makes 4

1 lb ground turkey
1 green onion, minced
1 Tb soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pinch red pepper flakes
juice from 1/2 of a small orange

1 Tb honey
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 of an english cucumber, sliced into thin half moons
1 carrot, shredded

1 handful lettuce, shredded

4 large tortillas
hoisin sauce

Whisk together the honey and vinegar. Stir in the cucumber and carrot. Set aside.

Mix the ground turkey, onions, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, hot pepper and orange juice. Form into 4 patties.

Heat a large pan over medium heat and add a little vegetable oil. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until golden and cooked through.

While the burgers are cooking, spread approximately 1 Tb (or to your taste) with hoisin sauce on each tortilla. Top with lettuce and cucumber carrot salad.

When your turkey burgers are cooked through, place one on each tortilla.

Fold up the 4 sides of the tortilla, and turn the package over so the seam is at the bottom. Cut in half.

Eat and enjoy with plenty of napkins to mop up the juicy goodness. Plan to make again soon.


The Cookbook Junkie said...

That looks delish!

I've made some great burgers from RR.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Pass the napkins please.

Coleens Recipes said...

flavors sound excellent together. Craving hamburgers huh? It could be a LOT worse hahaha.

NKP said...

Mmm, burger cravings... I vote boy!
This looks very tasty indeed.
Happy Halloween!

Karen Baking Soda said...

Burger cravings? I can't be pregnant or can I?
Really really excellent burger choice this one Sara!

Lien said...

I didn't expect the burger to be wrapped like that until I saw the picture... a super idea!! Looks delicious. Craving for burgers can't be that bad when they look like this. (I had a craving for yogurt gums with fruittaste, drove my husband mad.... so he stocked enough to keep me happy... and then suddenly the craving was gone, didn't like them really anymore... can't remember what we did with them now I've come to think of it) hormones can make us silly.

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