Asian Turkey Burger

by Dr Jo

Before sharing out of more healthy recipes, here are some great tips from a Be Wise-Health Wise reader on some other delicious ways to cook the Mahi Mahi Fish that I discussed in last week’s Be Wise.

“I too discovered the Mahi Mahi and it is really yummy.  I bread them in some egg and ground nuts – I especially like a mix of fine ground almonds with some fine coconut.  Cook them with fresh lemon juice.  I cook them in a small amount of Coconut OIl (virgin, organic of course).  And… I love baked sweet potatoes.”

Asian Turkey Burgers

1 pound ground turkey
1 small red bell pepper chopped
¼ small head Napa (or regular) cabbage, shredded
3 scallions finely chopped
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
2 Tablespoons basil finely chopped (or mint or cilantro)
4 teaspoons Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
2 teaspoons finely grated ginger root
½ teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon finely ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
6 whole grain hamburger buns (gluten sensitive folks – use rice bread)

Mix together ground turkey, bell pepper, cabbage, scallions, egg white, herb, 2 Tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos, ginger, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Shape into 4 patties, about ½ inch thick.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over high heat until hot. Reduce heat to medium, add burger patties. Cook 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Add more oil as needed.

If you would like to spice these burgers up a bit, mix these ingredients to make a spread:
¼ cup mayonnaise (I use the Follow Your Heart grape seed mayo)
1 ½ teaspoons prepared wasabi
¾ teaspoon Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
½ teaspoon sesame oil

Place burgers in a bun and spread with the mayo-wasabi sauce. Or just use mayo if you don’t like wasabi.

Happy eating.

Dr. Jo