Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Green Curry Chicken Burgers

Serves 4

A few months ago, my boyfriend and I came up with the idea of a Thai-inspired burger. We discussed all of the different ingredients we could throw together, and got really excited about it, but didn't try to execute the experiment until tonight. There are a million different things you could do with this burger, and it would be fantastic! Next time, I may use red curry paste instead of green, and possibly add a little fish sauce (mine was expired tonight, so I wasn't able to use it). This is a super moist & flavorful burger, and a fun meal since you get to create your own mixture of toppings at the end! I hope you dig this recipe as much as we did!

  • 1 lb. organic ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp. chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tsp. green curry paste
  • 1/4 tsp. lemongrass paste or chopped lemongrass
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce (or Tamari)
  • Peanut oil, about 2 tbsp.
  • Bean sprouts
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Sweet red pepper, sliced
  • Sweet onion, sliced
  • Sriracha pepper sauce
  • Vegenaise or mayonnaise
  • Seeded hamburger buns

In a bowl, mix together ground chicken, chopped sweet red pepper, green curry paste, lemongrass, egg yolk, and soy sauce. With your hands, shape the mixture into 4 patties.
Heat a large skillet on medium heat till well heated, about 4-5 minutes. Add the peanut oil. Gently place chicken patties in the hot oil. Cook over medium heat until a yummy brown crust forms, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Reduce the heat to low, and partially cover the skillet, allowing the steam to escape. Cook for another 8-10 minutes longer, turning once, until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees.

While your burgers are cooking, nicely arrange the bean sprouts, cilantro, sliced sweet pepper, and sliced sweet onion on a plate. In a small bowl, mix together a couple of spoonfuls of vegenaise or mayonnaise, and add desired amount of Sriracha pepper sauce for flavor & heat.

Serve the burgers on the seeded hamburger buns, and allow your guests to dress their burger themselves from the plate of fresh veggies & Sriracha mayo. This burger goes perfectly with my Tangy Thai Nectarine Salad! Enjoy! ♥

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