Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Asian Turkey Sliders with Crunchy Slaw


While I love a good turkey burger, sometimes they can be pretty dry because they're lower in fat. An easy fix for that is adding moisture and flavor. In this case, I decided to go with an Asian theme and add sweet Hoisin sauce and fresh vegetables. The creamy yogurt and crunchy slaw topping round out the flavors perfectly. If you're watching your carbs, simply skip the bun and serve with burgers over a bed of slaw. 


1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot, garlic and jalapeño and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, salt, Hoisin sauce, green onion, cilantro and lime juice. Place in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to marry.



3. Meanwhile, combine slaw ingredients in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the Greek yogurt and sweet chili sauce.



4. Coat a griddle or large skillet with cooking spray and turn heat to medium. Shape the meat mixture into 8 patties and cook 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.


5. To serve, spread each bun half with the yogurt mixture. Top one half with a burger, 2-3 slices cucumber, a scoop of slaw and the other bun half. Repeat with the remaining burgers.



Asian Turkey Sliders with Crunchy Slaw
Makes 8 sliders

All you need:
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 shallots, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
8 slider buns, split

Slaw
1 small bag coleslaw mix
1 tablespoons reduced sodium tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon sugar

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

Thinly sliced cucumber, for garnish

All you do:
1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot, garlic and jalapeño and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, salt, Hoisin sauce, green onion, cilantro and lime juice. Place in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to marry.
3. Meanwhile, combine slaw ingredients in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the Greek yogurt and sweet chili sauce.
4. Coat a griddle or large skillet with cooking spray and turn heat to medium. Shape the meat mixture into 8 patties and cook 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
5. To serve, spread each bun half with the yogurt mixture. Top one half with a burger, 2-3 slices cucumber, a scoop of slaw and the other bun half. Repeat with the remaining burgers.

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