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Summer Cookout

In food on May 18, 2009 at 2:03 pm
Dressing the turkey in veggies

Dressing the turkey in veggies

Turkey and stuffing are usually reserved for the holidays, but we decided to dress our turkey burgers in summer veggies and enjoy the weather with a cookout.  

We began by grating one medium zucchini and a handful of baby carrots – these grated vegetables are the secret to holding the patties together and helping them remain moist from stovetop to dinner table.  Next, we combined ground turkey, the grated zucchini and carrot, minced garlic, dried thyme, kosher salt, black pepper, and one egg in a large mixing bowl.  After thoroughly mixing the ingredients, we formed 4 patties and placed them in a large skillet over medium heat.  We cooked each burger until no trace of pink remained.  

While waiting on the burgers to cook we washed lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and added our own flavor to regular mayonnaise with a hint of lemon juice, garlic salt, and dried parsley.  When the patties were ready we plated each one on a fresh lettuce leaf, topped with a slice of seasoned tomato, and a tablespoon of our mayonnaise mixture.

So, what are you waiting for?  Get your burgers cooking and go outside to enjoy this beautiful summer weather!  

Until next time,

xoxo,

VTB

ViaTheBistro@gmail.com

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