Turkey talk

6 May

Oh, Internets. You know how obsessive we are when it comes to pairing food with dreamy destinations. If we can’t afford to jet away to some exotic locale right this minute, surely we can transport ourselves to a happy place with a little bit of delish. Can we help it if the sight of honeydew melon balls paired with pink grapefruit, freshly torn mint, honey and lime makes us think of Lilly Pulitzer sundresses and Palm Beach?

We’d like to pair that preppy fruit salad with a luscious turkey burger.

🍔 KB’s Turkey burgers 🍔

  • 1 white onion
  • 2 bunches green onions
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 3 pkg Costco ground turkey
  • 1/2 C Parmesan
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Splash brandy
  • Optional: top with cheese slice & melt

Dice & sauté white onion in butter with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes & poultry seasoning. Deglaze with splash of brandy & remove from heat to cool slightly

In separate bowl add 1/2 bunch chopped parsley, two bunches sliced green onions & 1/2 C Parmesan.
Mix to combine.

In second, larger bowl add ground turkey. Season top of each package with freshly/coarsely ground black pepper as it is added to the bowl. Optional: season one package with sea salt and pepper, other two no salt.

Add the parsley+sautéed onion mix to the ground turkey and mix until just combined.

Form patties and cook until internal temperature reaches 165°F

Oprah found a new favorite food when she tried this turkey burger at Mar-a-Lago.

1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
1/8 cup canola oil
4 pounds ground turkey breast
2 Tbsp. salt (this seems excessive, so we used less than half this amount. They were fine.)
1 Tbsp. black pepper
2 tsp. Tabasco® chipotle pepper sauce
1 lemon , juiced and grated zest
1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup Major Grey’s Chutney, pureed

Sauté the scallions, celery and apples in the canola oil until tender. Let cool.

Place the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. Add sautéed items and the remaining ingredients. Shape into eight 8-ounce burgers. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Season the turkey burgers with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated, lightly oiled grill. Grill each side for 7 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Serve with a side of Mar-a-Lago Pear Chutney (see below) and your favorite toasted bread, pita or hamburger roll.

Mar-A-Lago Pear Chutney

1 Anjour pear , peeled and diced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups Major Grey’s Chutney
1/4 cup dried currants or raisins

Preheat oven to 350°. Toss the diced pears with the cinnamon and salt. Bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Cool and mix with the chutney and currants or raisins.

One Response to “Turkey talk”


  1. Everything Lilly « Saucy Cherie - May 7, 2010

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