Don't ask my why this came to me last night but it did. How about a burger recipe full of Thai flavors? We just went for it and I think it turned out pretty neat.
1lb ground beef
2 cloves chopped garlic
1" cube fresh ginger chopped
2 fresh green chili's chopped (with seeds if you like it spicy!)
zest and juice of one lime
1 tablespoon dark soy
2 teaspoons Thai fish sauce
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoons cornflour
3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
4 good size fresh buns or rolls
With the exception of the of the beef and the coriander, place all the other ingredients in a small jug and blitz with a hand held liquidiser. (Immersion blender) Transfer to a small saucepan and warm through so that the cornflour thickens - cooking isn't necessary, it's just to make the sauce mix a good consistency to add to the ground beef, otherwise it would be too runny.
When thickened, pour it into your mixing bowl with 2 tablespoons of the coriander, get your hands in there and work everything together.
Grill the burgers over a good heat for about 10 minutes on each side, lightly toast your bun and then build your burger. I went for lettuce and cucumber below, tomato and more coriander above all topped off with a splodge of Thai sweet chili sauce.
This recipe created for Char-Broil by Paul Yates "The Outdoor Chef"
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