Turkey Can Be Fabulous!

Hi, guys. I thought I needed to add a photo since my posts have been lacking in the visual image department lately. So, here I am after a day of cleaning the house from top-to-bottom, wading through voluminous laundry piles, getting rained on and keeping the kids under control. The smile is so fake… I’m really a brain dead zombie.

On to why I exclaim that turkey can be fabulous…

I’ve been waiting for J to go away on business so I could try out the Mar-a-Lago turkey burger recipe that Oprah raved about. J’s not a big fan of ground turkey no matter what recipe I use. And I didn’t want to endure the “*sigh* it’s okay…” routine that inevitably occurs when I make something using ground turkey. This is my lucky week- J left for D.C. on Monday! I seized my opportunity. My mom is usually game for trying new things so I called her up and invited her over for dinner tonight with the stipulation that she had to bring some dessert.

The recipe calls for a ton of ingredients including Major Grey’s Chutney. I finally figured out that Major Grey’s Chutney is a type of chutney and not a brand. Feel free to read about it on Wikipedia… I’ll wait. It’s not an easy thing to find around these parts. And I didn’t want to substitute another preserve-like substance because it seemed like it was a pivotal ingredient from the way the Mar-a-Lago chef went on and on about it. I searched high and low and finally located a jar of it at our local specialty/gourmet food store. SCORE!

I rounded up the rest of the ingredients at the store last night. I created the burgers this morning while Wildman was at vacation bible school (note: I put him in a dark shirt today). They were in the fridge and ready to go when we got home from Little Sports this evening.

OMG! They were SO darn good! Heaven on a bun. I’ve never had a more flavorful turkey burger in my life. I actually think J would go for one of these. I may make these for him if I ever feel up to chopping that much roughage again. 🙂 Yum! Now I know what all the talk was about. I highly suggest you try out this recipe!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angela
    Jun 18, 2008 @ 11:05:00

    Wow, these sound good…I’m gonna print it out and try it!

    Reply

  2. Angela
    Jun 18, 2008 @ 14:04:52

    don’t encourage my husband! he is so kooky already! lol!

    Reply

  3. onescrappygal
    Jun 18, 2008 @ 15:45:25

    I tried turkey burger for the first time ever last week when my parents were here. I thought they were going to be dry and gross but they were actually quite flavorful. My mom froze some of the patties for me so I could just throw them on the grill whenever I wanted. Except I’m too scared to use the grill all on my own.

    I’m going to try these though. It looks yummy!

    Reply

  4. joejhorn
    Jun 27, 2008 @ 01:42:24

    Hello, I thought you might be interested in my ricotta filled bbq turkey burger I posed on my blog. Would love to hear your opinion.

    Thanks!

    http://cookingquest.wordpress.com

    Reply

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