Friday, August 16, 2013

Thai Pork Burgers

These burgers were both simple and quick to make and had Thai flavors, one of my favorites.  The ground pork was very simply treated with salt and pepper before being grilled, but the topping of marinated carrots, onions and cilantro soaked in a dressing with fish sauce is what made these Thai flavored.  I served these with a green salad with a Thai dressing made with coconut milk and fish sauce which complemented the burgers quite nicely.

Thai Pork Burgers
Makes 4 servings

1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon honey
1 large carrot, shaved or shredded
1/2 small red onion, sliced
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 pound ground pork
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Sriracha

In a small bowl, combine the fresh lime juice, fish sauce, olive oil, salt, and sugar.  Toss half the dressing with the carrots, onions and cilantro and set aside.  Reserve the remaining sauce.

Season the ground pork with salt and pepper to taste and combine gently.  Form the seasoned pork into 4 burgers about 3/4-inch thick.  Grill over high heat about 4 minutes per side, basting with the remaining sauce.

Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise with the Sriracha.

Serve the burger topped with some mayo mixture and a generous topping of the marinated carrots.

Slightly adapted from The Food Network

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