Happy Friday & Fourth of July weekend!
We have no big plans except to hang out, grill, and have a few drinks in the backyard as a family. We are actually busy every weekend this month plus we’re moving, so a low-key weekend sounded awesome to me!
Most people I know in Massachusetts also seem to be traveling, so maybe it’ll be a nice quiet weekend in our neck of the woods. Probably not, but I can hope 😉
I made these burgers a few weeks ago and thought I’d share in case anyone needed a fresh summery recipe or something yummy to grill.
I personally love turkey burgers but you can also make these with chicken or beef, depending on your tastes.
- 1-1.5 lbs. ground turkey
- 2 scallions
- 1 tbsp. ginger
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 lime
- salt & pepper
- buns of choice + toppings
- 2 mangoes
- juice of 1 orange
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 jalapeno
- handful of cilantro
1. Preheat pan or grill before making. I pan-fried these because turkey tends to fall apart on me on the grill, but just be sure to watch them if grilling.
2. Chop scallions into small slivers + juice the lime. Grate ginger if using fresh. Mix ground turkey, scallions, ginger, nutmeg, juice of the lime, & salt + pepper to taste in a bowl. Avoid overmixing as it makes it harder to assemble patties this way.
3. Cut the meat mixture into fourths and hand flatten into patties.
4. If pan frying, fry each side for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. It’s okay for beef to be a little underdone but poultry should be cooked through. Use a meat thermometer if you’re unsure (I always am and always use one).
5. While the burgers are frying or grilling, make the salsa. Add all ingredients together and mix well. I salted it rather generously because I love the combo of sweet + salty. Salt how you wish.
The salsa is also perfectly suitable to eat
with a spoon with some chips. I used to think making your own salsa was way too much work, but I find this salsa super easy.
It’s very refreshing for a hot day. You can also substitute papaya or add onions – it’s super versatile and doesn’t need to be an exact science.
I hope you have a safe + delicious holiday!
Questions for You:
- What do you plan to eat this weekend?
- Are you a fan of fireworks?