Summer Recipe: Asian Chicken Burger

burger_1

I picked up the phone and was overjoyed when the DHL guy told me that there was a package for me. I had arranged the item to be delivered the next day. Firstly, it was because I wanted claim a few free items before the closing date. Secondly, I had finally made up my mind to purchase it as a gift to myself. (Oh, I love presents!!)

Anyway, it seems to me that my little Braun chopper needs to be replaced! It is not that efficient anymore. I need something solid that will last for a long time.Β MagimixΒ seems to be the best option for me. I go for Compact 3200, which I think is the model that I need!

magimix_1

So far, I have used it to grind the spices paste for the Satay Chicken Wings. The result is fab! The paste is so smooth. I have also used my Magimix to mix all the ingredients for banana and walnut cake. Oh.. I used it the other day to liquidise soup and the list goes on! I haven’t used it to slice and chop yet, which I will try very soon. Personally, I think it is by far the best kitchen helper I have and it speeds up my job in the kitchen!

Today, I am going to share another great summer recipe with you guys. It’s Asian Chicken Burger! Again, every time when I see something yummy in a cookbook or magazine, I always like to share it!! Well, if you are plan to do BBQ, this is another great recipe! I have use my Magimix to mince the chicken breast. But, you can buy chicken mince if you want. I just thought that I want to use my new kitchen toy, you see. πŸ™‚ You can also substitute chicken mince with pork mince. I believe the result is as good.

This recipe is a mix of western and eastern idea and I really find it very interesting. Of course, it is delicious! The choice of using Ciabbata rolls is also a great idea! I love the texture. It makes a change from using normal burger buns or bread rolls. I guess, it adds a bit of rustic feel. πŸ™‚

By looking and talking about this Asian chicken burger, it makes me really hungry!! As I haven’t had my dinner while I am writing this. Well, I have added some fish sauce, which I think makes it even more delicious – a little hint of fish sauce makes my Asian chicken burger feels and tastes even more Asian! πŸ˜‰

Ok, let’s see if this Asian chicken burger will tempt your appetite?Β You can grill the burger straight without freezing. The rest can be kept frozen for later use.

burger_2

 

Asian Chicken Burger

Yield: 10

Ingredients:

1kg chicken or pork mince
50g toasted peanuts (finely chopped)
2 spring onions, finely chopped
2.5cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 grated lemon zest
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup
a pinch of dried chilli flakes
a small bunch coriander leaves, finely chopped

To serve:
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
10 ciabatta rolls
sweet chilli sauce

Method:

1. Place all the burger ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Season with a little salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Cover and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.

2. Using wet hands, shape the mixture into 10 burgers. Place flat between sheets of baking paper in a rigid freezerproof container. Freeze up to 3 months.

3. Defrost the burgers completely in the fridge; this will take 3-4 hours. Mix the maple syrup, soya sauce, and oil. Brush over the burgers. Heat a griddle pan or barbecue to hot and cook the burgers for 3-4 minutes each side or until well-browned and cooked.

4. Toast the rolls. Top with chili sauce, soured cream, lettuce, radish and cress. Add the burgers, more salad and the top of the rolls.