Diva Tasting: Spicy Asian Burgers…

Spicy Asian Burgers
2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
1 Teaspoon Asian Chile Pepper Sauce To Taste
1/2 Cup Carrots Shredded
1/2 Cup Cucumber Shredded
2 Tablespoons Jalapeno Peppers Shredded
1 Tablespoon Seasoned Rice Vinegar
2 Teaspoons Fish Sauce
4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
3 Tablespoons Coconut Milk
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
3 Tablespoons Dry Bread Crumbs
4 Teaspoons Soy Sauce
2 Pounds Ground Chicken
3 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Basil
Kosher Salt to Taste
1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper, Or To Taste
1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro Leaves
6 Whole Grain Hamburger Buns Toasted
  1. Combine peanut butter, lime juice, and 1 teaspoon Asian chile pepper sauce in a small bowl; stir until thoroughly combined.
  2. Mix carrot, cucumber, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl; stir in fish sauce and rice vinegar. Set aside.
  3. Mix garlic, coconut milk, cumin, turmeric, and 1 teaspoon Asian chile pepper sauce in a bowl. Add bread crumbs and soy sauce to the mixture. Stir in ground chicken and basil until thoroughly combined. Mixture will be soft.
  4. Break off a small piece of chicken mixture and fry in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until chicken is browned and no longer pink. Taste the little cooked piece and season the raw chicken mixture to taste with salt and cayenne pepper. Do not eat raw chicken mix.
  5. Spoon 1/8 th of the chicken mixture into skillet, forming it into a patty shape, and cook until bottom of patty is browned, about 5 minutes. Flip patty and cook until other side is browned and chicken mixture is no longer pink inside, about 5 more minutes. Repeat with remaining chicken to make 5 more patties.
  6. Spread about 1 teaspoon of peanut spread onto each bun half; top bun bottoms with a chicken patty, about 1/4 cup of the carrot slaw, and 1 tablespoon of cilantro leaves. Place tops of buns on burgers to serve.  I prefer mine on a large lettuce leaf for low carb.
  7. Serve with Sweet Potato Fries and Asian Slaw.

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