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Heritage Turkey Burger

Serves1
IngredientsPoultry, Vegetables, Fruit
Day PartLunch
Menu PartSandwich/Wrap
Cuisine TypeAmerican
Heritage Turkey Burger

Source: Michael Mina 74, Miami Beach

At his Miami Beach outpost, Chef Mina menus global spins on American food. This turkey burger has a Middle Eastern accent, with cumin, coriander and dried apricots in the mix. Guacamole and harissa aioli toppings create a Latin-Moroccan mash-up that delivers lots of bold flavor.

Ingredients

Guacamole:

3 ripe avocados, peeled and halved
1 Fresno chili, diced
1 scallion, sliced
2 limes, juiced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

Harissa Aioli:

2 tbsp. champagne vinegar
1/4 tsp. chipotle in adobo
1/4 tsp. harissa
5 tbsp. mayonnaise

Turkey Burger:

8 oz. ground turkey
1 oz. dried apricots, chopped
1 oz. pepper Jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup julienne onions
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. chopped sage
1/4 tsp. fennel seed
1/4 tsp. cumin seed
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. coriander seed
1 tsp. minced lavender flower
1 oz. canola oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 brioche bun
Arugula
1 pickle
1 pepperoncini
2 slices Jack cheese

 

Steps

  1. Prepare Guacamole: In bowl, mash all ingredients together until blended; set aside.
  2. Prepare Harissa Aioli: In blender, combine vinegar, chipotle and harissa; whirl until blended. Stir in mayonnaise; refrigerate until service.
  3. In bowl, mix turkey, cheese, apricots, onions, garlic, onion powder, parsley, sage, fennel, cumin, oregano, coriander and lavender for turkey burger. Push ingredients through a meat grinder and form into an 8-oz. patty.
  4. Add canola oil to sauté pan; heat until smoking. Season turkey patty with salt and pepper; cook in hot oil 2 minutes on each side. Finish burger in 350°F. oven for 5 minutes until cooked through.
  5. To serve, toast bun. Spread Harissa Aioli on top and bottom of bun; reserve for plating.
  6. Add sliced cheese to the burger and cook 1 minute longer until cheese is melted. Place burger on bottom bun; top with arugula and top bun. Skewer burger with pickle and pepperoncini.

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