Caribbean Turkey Burgers To Die For!
OK, at first I was VERY skeptical of Caribbean turkey burgers. I did not think pineapple belonged in turkey meat. I was convinced otherwise.
It was delicious!
The pineapple blends with the seasonings and has a nice contrast with the onions. You're gonna love this burger. You can serve them on toasted Hawaiian Sweet Bread slices. Make some Pineapple Mango Salsa or Honey Pineapple Chutney to top your burgers and try not to bite your fingers off!
You can pan fry the burgers, but they tastes a lot better on the grill. Now I don't know about you, but I find ground turkey to be a little fragile. To stop the burgers from falling through the grates on your grill, cover the rack with aluminum foil. Be sure to put the foil on the rack BEFORE you start your fire though. I don't want you to burn yourself. That wouldn't be fun for either of us. You'd be hurting because you're burnt and I'd feel bad because I told you to do it!
If you're looking for something to go on the side, try some grilled plantains. Plantains are in the banana family and can be found at your local grocery store. Grilled plantains go very well with these burgers. I'm including a recipe for those as well.
1 pound ground turkey
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/3 cup finely chopped pineapple (or crushed)
2 teaspoons Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
Using your hands, mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Make sure all ingredients are blended well. Shape into 4 patties. Grill burgers over medium heat or cook in nonstick skillet 4 to 6 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
While burgers are cooking, slice and toast bread. After removing burgers from grill, place on bread. You should put your lettuce on the bottom piece of bread. You want to be sure you have enough room for your salsa or chutney topping.
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