9 January 2014

Spiced Turkey Burger

♬ 'Tribute' by John Newman
I think this is the healthiest burger I've ever made. No yellow cheese slices in sight, no ketchup (I'm still in shock) and still tastes great.
I used to think eating turkey was only during the month of December, until my mum went a bit crazy and stocked up on loads of birds after seeing a price reduction at Waitrose. I never seem to get to the supermarket on time to get to the bargains! My brother is boss of anything reduced, I swear Waitrose spot him a mile off and they hide all their reduction guns. His freezer is stacked with so much meat and fish, probably coming to a grand total of £1. Saying that I did buy five bags of carrots for 40p each from Tesco, two of which have been juiced and given me a slight Sunny D tint to my skin.
Back to turkey talk. This bird has protein, and a sufficient amount of it. Next to chicken, tuna and egg whites, turkey should be in your diet plan especially if you exercise regularly.
I made this turkey burger because:
1.I did day one of Insanity work out and needed something that looked naughty but was actually healthy.
2. I wanted to spice things up a bit.
My mum gave me a pot of green masala, consisting of garlic, green chilli's and ginger. I've mentioned this paste quite a few times, it's the base we always use for any curry back home. Last Christmas my mum made turkey spiced meatballs for my grandma who isn't partial to bland food. I thought I would do exactly the same and make a burger shape instead.
Ingredients for two burgers:
2 cloves of garlic, 1 small green chilli, 1cm chunk of ginger peeled.
100g turkey mince
Half tsp turmeric
Half tsp chilli powder
Half tsp garam masala
1tbsp canola oil
Fresh spinach leaves
1 Large carrot, grated
Mango chutney
2 Wholemeal buns
Low fat cottage cheese
Blend garlic, chilli, ginger, turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder and half tbsp of canola oil.
Use your hands and rub this into turkey mince. Shape into burgers and cover with cling film until ready to fry.
Brush a small frying pan with remainder of canola oil, and then you can fry each burger for 10 minutes. Five minutes on each side, medium heat.
Layer burgers whichever way you like, maybe serve with some sweet potato wedges.
There you have it, a burger which isn't dripping with fat and contains ingredients that act as body fuel.
 Now get dancing to John Newman!