Despite the fact I rarely use store bought ground meat, and always prefer to grind meat at home, when I saw a package of ground dark turkey meat from Koch’s farms a the store, I decided to still buy it, as I had positive experience with the product (recipe in THIS post).
Bearing in mind that turkey meat is fairly lean and somewhat bland in flavor, I decided, once again, to add some bold flavors to it. Chopped pickled lemon and Harissa paste, added tangy and spicy flavors, while a nice amount of chopped fresh parsley, added color and freshness, and lightened the mixture.
The patties came out juicy and tasty, and were perfect for lunch. Serving them with roasted sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli and green Tahini-parsley dressing, made them even tastier. Try them and enjoy.
* Recipe for Tahini-parsley dressing can be found HERE. For roasted sweet potatoes check THIS post.
* If you prefer to serve the patties in burger buns, make them bigger, by creating 4-5 patties from the mixture.
* Pickled lemon can be found in specialty stores or online. I used THIS brand, which is spicier than most. If you use a milder brand, increase the amount of Harissa.
* Harissa paste is a spicy chili condiment. It can be found in many stores, or online. I used THIS brand.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Frying time: 15 minutes
1 lbs (455 grams) dark ground turkey
2 tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground four peppers mix
¼ cup plain breadcrumbs
2 Tbs pickled lemon (see notes)
1 Tbs Harissa paste (see notes)
½ cup finely chopped parsley
Oil for frying
1. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes (or keep in the fridge, for up to two hours. Bring to room temperature before frying.)
2. Divide into 6-7 potions, and form each into flat patties. Heat oil for shallow frying in a medium pan, over medium-high heat. Add the patties and fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve immediately.