Thai Chicken Burgers
from my beloved cookbook, "It's All Good." Do yourself a favor and buy it.
These burgers are out-of-control amazing. Packed with spice and filled with fresh flavor, these are a regular in our house.
1 pound organic ground chicken (preferably dark meat)
2 garlic cloves, very finely minced
2/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
2 shallots or green onions, very finely minced
1 teaspoon (or more!) very finely minced red chili or thai green chiles (I find them fresh at Whole Foods in the produce section)
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons neutral oil (preferably coconut or grapeseed)
Directions: 1. Thoroughly mix chicken with garlic, cilantro, shallots/green onions, red/green chili, fish sauce, salt, and pepper. Form mixture into 4 burgers, each about 3/4-inch thick. 2. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Rub each burger on both sides with a bit of oil and grill for about 8 minutes on the first side and another 5 minutes on the second, or until nicely marked and firm to the touch.
3. Serve on a toasted bun or on a lettuce wrap, with a dollop of sriracha mayo (recipe below).