When my friend Maggie and I decided to have a "sliders" dinner over Labor Day weekend, Ryan asked if we could make sliders topped with pickled ginger. This request came out of left field, but I love catering to requests and immediately starting googling for ideas. I stumbled upon a recipe that I slightly adapted, and in the end, Ryan got to top his sliders with pickled ginger. He was on to something here...I loved the bite of the ginger and the sriracha that complemented the fluffy Hawaiian buns we ate these on. My sister Julia, on the other hand, decided pickled ginger tastes like potpourri, but still found the sliders fabulous without!
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Asian Turkey Sliders
adapted from Steamy Kitchen
*makes 10-11 sliders or 4 regular sized burgers
-1 lb ground turkey
-1 large garlic clove, smashed in garlic press
-1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
-1 tsp soy sauce
-1 tsp sesame oil
-1/2 tsp fish sauce
-1/2 tsp brown sauce
-1 tsp sriracha (optional)
-1 egg, beaten
-salt & pepper
-Hawaiian bread buns, for serving
for topping: green onions, tomato, pickled ginger, and sriracha
1. In a large bowl combine all burger ingredients, mixing well. Form into slider sized or regular sized patties (slider press not required!).
2. Grill over medium-high until internal temperature is 160F (be careful with the sliders; they're a bit fragile!).
3. Place burgers on Hawaiian bread buns or other buns and top with desired toppings