RECIPES: Recipe Details
Thai Green Curry Burger
My wife brought home leftover green curry and the combination of spices and beef was terrific. So, why wouldn't it be in a burger?
Dressing for Slaw & Patties:
1 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 Â½ teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons grated ginger
2 Â¼ tablespoons green curry paste (can be purchased at most Asian markets)
1 Â½ lb ground beef sirloin
Â¾ lb ground beef brisket
Â¾ lb ground beef chuck
1 Â½ teaspoon kosher salt
Â¾ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
18-20 shiitake mushrooms, grilled & then chopped
2 Tablespoon chopped garlic
50 Basil leaves, julienned
Â½ cup of dressing
3 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced
Â½ cup carrots, julienne
3 jalapenos, deseeded & julienne
Â½ small onion sliced
Â¼ cup Thai basil julienne
Â¼ cup cilantro chopped
3 Â½ teaspoons lime juice
Add the remaining dressing into the slaw, about 1 cup.
Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2-3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil, for brushing on the grill rack
6 kaiser rolls
Prepare the grill with medium-hot fire charcoal, or preheat your gas grill to medium-high.
To make the dressing, whisk together the coconut milk, fish sauce, honey, ginger, and curry paste into a bowl and mix all the those ingredients together. Set aside.
To assemble the slaw, combine cabbage, carrots, jalapeno, onion, Thai basil , and cilantro all into a bowl. Add the lime juice. Set aside.
Skewer the shiitake mushrooms and brush with olive oil. Grill them until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Take them off the grill and chop into about Â¼" pieces.
In a bowl, combine the ground beef sirloin, brisket, chuck, and the chopped shiitake mushrooms, garlic, basil, Â½ a cup of the Thai dressing, salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients gently together, avoiding over handling or it will become dense and dry. Divide the meat mixture into 6 portions and form into patties. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
Combine the remaining dressing into the slaw and mix well.
Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or preheat a gas grill to medium heat.
When the grill is hot and ready, brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties onto the rack. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side depending on you doneness preference.
Toast both sides of the Kaiser roll lightly.
To assemble, place a patty on the bun bottoms, top with a nice portion of the slaw, and add the top bun. Serve!
Never a boring burger again!