Tuesday 18 September 2018

Posted by Judie on Tuesday 18 September 2018
Turkey burger patties with grated zucchini, herbs, cumin, and cayenne, served with a lemon infused sour cream sauce.

Serves 4 (about 12 patties)
  • 450g ground turkey meat
  • 1 medium zucchini, coarsely grated (just under 2 cups, lightly packed)
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and minced 
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
Sour Cream Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup sour cream 
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced 
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper 
    Make the sour cream sauce by placing all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl and stirring until combined. Chill until ready to use. 

    In a large bowl place the grated zucchini, sliced green onions, chopped mint, cilantro, and garlic, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Stir to combine. Mix in the ground turkey until the zucchini mixture is well distributed through the ground turkey. Use your hands to form 3 to 4 inch wide patties, placing them on a baking sheet. Note that the patties will be rather wet, so they may be a little tricky to handle. 

    Heat 3 tbsp of vegetable oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, lower the heat to medium. Working in batches, place the patties in the pan. Let cook for about 5 minutes, then flip the patties over and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes. You want them to brown and to gently cook all the way through. If the temperature is too high, they'll get browned on the outside but the inside will still be raw. Serve with the sour cream sauce.  

    Adapted from Original Recipe
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