Just in time for your Labor Day BBQ, is this wonderful turkey burger chocked full of all the fresh herbs from your garden or patio, and a kick, if you want. Of course there is the star of my herb garden, Basil, the most proliferous on my patio. Then we have Rosemary in the supporting role, Lemon Thyme, and last but not least, our friendly Cilantro. All of these characters, plus a few other ingredients, blend to give an Oscar winning performance. To top it off, you can add your favorite hot sauce, red pepper, flakes Sriracha sauce, or your favorite choice of heat. If you don't want a kick, you don't have to add any. This burger is so moist and bursting with all of that herby flavor, with that exciting kick at the end. This burger is low in fat, sodium, and full of flavor. This isn't your typical, dry boring turkey burger. Enjoy! This is my husband, Scott's, original
This recipe uses a lot of the herbs from your garden, I have so much basil now.. How do you preserve your herbs? Do you dry them? freeze them? Let me know! Here is one of my basil pots...
And here the other one.
If anyone who lives near me wants some basil or walnuts, send me an email. Yes, we have falling leaves and lots of walnuts, Oh no! There is a bumper crop of walnuts. We have to pick them up, before, Bailey, the Wonder Dog, plays ball with them. This is just the beginning...
I want to wish all of you a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Turkey Burger with Fresh Herbs and a Kick
Recipe from Scott, Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves
1 med red onion
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/4 lb. ground turkey We used 93/7 mix
1/4 c. chopped fresh Cilantro
1/4 c. fresh chopped Basil
1 Tbsp chopped fresh Rosemary
1 Tsp. chopped fresh Lemon or regular Thyme
1/3 c. low sodium, Soy sauce
1/8 tsp. ground pepper
1 Tbsp. Extra virgin Olive oil
Saute onion is olive oil until soft. Add Garlic and hot sauce, continue sauteing a few minutes. Let cool. Save Pan, if cooking on the stove or you may grill these also. Add fresh herbs, soy sauce, pepper, and cooled onion mixture to ground turkey. Mix well and form into patties. We made four patties. Grill or saute burgers in frying pan sprayed with cooking spray, until juices run clear, about 7 min per side. Yum!