Thai Coconut Basil Burger
~ Mary ~
I am smitten with Build a Better Burger the cookbook as well as the website. They have a yearly competition and I’m hoping Sean will enter (he lives in the same state as the competition) one of my creations some year soon!
Every burger I try has been, for the most part, OUTSTANDING! There’s only one downfall – they take a commitment because there are usually three components: 1) Burger itself 2) The accoutrament and 3) The spread. And unless you have a well stocked kitchen it almost always requires a trip to the grocery for sometimes some very unique ingredients. Fortunatly though I have found that the burger usually can stand on its own – all by itself without all the add ons – but mind you the add ons usually send these burgers over the top and into the world of SUPREME SATISFACTION!
This latest one I tried – I just can’t wait to make it again (ate leftover burger for breakfast and lunch!). I only changed up the recipe a little bit and WHEN I do make it again I’ll skip the Peanut Pesto because it didn’t add a whole lot and it was a PITA (pain in the kiester) to make.
I’ve tried over ten of their burgers here’s another one I posted earlier.
Thai Coconut Basil
Burger part 1:
Place in small sauce pan:
1 Can (14 ounce) Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Zest AND Juice of 1 Lime
Reduce over low simmer to 2/3 of a cup of liquid – it takes awhile -15-20 minutes.
set aside and LET COOL COMPLETELY!
Carrot & Pear Slaw:
In quart size ziploc bag combine:
1 tsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 Cup Shredded Carrots
1 Cup Sliced (matchstick size) Asian or other type of Pear
Zip up and shake to distribute well. Let sit in fridge while making rest of burger.
Combine in food processor:
1/2 Cup Roasted Chopped Peanuts
1/2 Cup Fresh Basil
1/4 Cup Cilantro
2 Tbsp Shredded Coconut
2 Tbsp Oil – peanut or olive
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
Process until pasty then fold in:
1/2 Cup Chopped Tomatoes
Burger part 2:
In large mixing bowl combine:
2 # Ground Pork (Chicken or Turkey will work too)
2 tsp Thai Red Curry Paste
1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil
2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
Cooled Coconut Milk Mixture.
Mix together and make 5-6 patties.
Grill about 5-7 minutes on each side depending on thickness. Assemble according to photo at top of post.