Asian Turkey Burgers with Sesame Mayonnaise
Hoisin sauce gives these burgers a juicy texture, while ginger and garlic provide a burst of flavor, and water chestnuts deliver an appealing crunch. Serve them over tender greens or on toasted whole-wheat buns.
Make Ahead Tip: To make ahead: Prepare patties (Step 2), wrap individually and refrigerate for up to 8 hours or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking. Prepare sesame mayonnaise (Step 4); cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Check labels carefully and select ground turkey breast. Regular ground turkey, which is a mixture of dark and white meat, has a higher fat content (similar to that of lean ground beef).
Hoisin sauce is a thick, dark brown, spicy-sweet sauce made from soybeans and a complex mix of spices. Look for it in the Asian section of your supermarket.
When forming burger patties, make them thinner at the center to prevent them from steaming as they cook.
Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won't stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
1 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat