Turkey Burger Recipe

When I got home from the pool Friday night, Michael had prepared his specialty: Turkey Burgers! I’ve mentioned turkey burgers a lot on this site. It happens to be one of our favorite dinners to make.

We usually make them with Sandwich Thins because they taste just as good as regular buns–with less calories. I put a slice of Havarti cheese on each and let them melt.

Light mayo, honey mustard, lettuce.

Michael made an italian salad to go with the burgers. He sliced up a tomato into chunks and cubed mozzarella. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper and Balsamic Vinegar on it.

I’m usually not a huge fan of tomato but this salad was freaking awesome! And the perfect dish for a hot summer night. I had one glass of wine with dinner. Michael had a beer.

He also surprised me by picking up another piece of key lime cheesecake–this time just one for us to split.
I ate my half and enjoyed every bite. 🙂

Here’s the recipe for the Turkey Burgers. It was modified from Martha Stewart’s Southwestern Turkey Burger Recipe.

Servings: 4

Calories: 306 (each patty)

1.5 pounds ground Turkey meat (lean)

Chopped Jalapenos (as much as you want, the heat tends to cook off)

Grated Colby Jack Cheese

1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs

2 Tablespoons light mayo

Salt and pepper

Mix it all together and form the patties.

Cook in a skillet with olive oil 5-8 minutes per side depending on how thick the patties are. We’ve had difficulties cooking the Turkey Burgers on the grill for some reason. It seems to work better on the skillet. We’ve also tried using feta cheese and chopped black olives instead of the jalapenos and Colby Jack.


Question: Do you have a variation on turkey burgers?

Grilled Halibut with Crab Cakes

Don’t you love it when a dinner turns out really well? That happened last night with the halibut we grilled.

Our friend, Shoe, came over for dinner. Michael went to New Seasons (sort of like Whole Foods) to get an Ahi Tuna steak to grill. They didn’t have any so he improvised and picked up some fresh halibut.

I was a little wary about the halibut because it’s not my favorite fish. When I order it in restaurants it tends to be really dry.

We seasoned the halibut with salt, pepper and olive oil and grilled it for 12 minutes (about 6 minutes each side). The halibut was incredibly good! It wasn’t dried out at all. Michael thinks we should grill it for 14 minutes next time.

The rest of the menu was also delicious! We grilled corn on the cob a la Jeremy:

Michael also grilled up some crab cakes! These were the big hit.

I topped the halibut with fresh mango salsa.

Dinner was awesome! Especially the crab cakes.

I enjoyed dinner with a glass of Pinot Grigio.

The impromptu dinner turned out really delicious.

QUESTION: What is your favorite fish?