Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sicilian Turkey Burger Recipe - Marcus Samuelsson

Sicilian Turkey Burger RecipeAdapted from Epicurious
Serves 4

1 pound lean ground turkey
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons capers
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
½ teaspoon sea salt
Vegetable oil cooking spray
½ cup grated Parmesan
4 Ciabatta rolls, split
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

In a bowl, mix turkey, tomato paste, cranberries, capers, basil, fennel seeds and sea salt.Once ingredients are mixed together, form the mixture into 4 ¾ inch-thick patties.Coat your grill with cooking spray and grill patties over medium to high heat for approximately 7 minutes, until the underside is well browned; then flip patties and cook an additional 5 minutes.Next top each patty with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan, and cover grill.Cook patties for about 2 minutes, until the internal temperature of each patty is 165°F.As the turkey burgers are cooking, brush the bottom of each Ciabatta roll with a teaspoon of Balsamic vinegar and add the burger.Top the burger with your favorite condiments and serve.

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