Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Turkey Burgers With Cilantro Chimichurri
I don't remember how long that lasted. A few years, I think. At this point I'm back to preferring beef burgers. I still love turkey burgers, but they are the exception now, not the rule. However, when I saw Paisanos had already-formed turkey patties, with a blend of parsley, peppers, and spices, there was no doubt I had to try them.
I chopped up a few cloves of garlic, not very finely. I then let them sit in olive oil while I diced up a bunch of cilantro and added it to the mix, with the juice of a large lemon, cracked black pepper and some red chili flakes. I love garlic as much as anyone I've ever met, but even I have to let this sit for at least an hour or two or the flavor of the garlic is too intense.
But when you do let it sit long enough for the flavors to meld... it's awesome.
I won't be switching away from the brisket/short rib burger patties and making turkey burgers 100% of the time, but I absolutely will be adding these to the rotation and eating turkey burgers much more frequently than I have in the last few years. This was just a great burger. Someone could probably open a restaurant selling nothing but these and... actually, that gives me an idea...
Posted by JustinM at 9:30 AM