Friday, April 18, 2008


Sate burgers (recipe in the comments)
Homemade peanut sauce
White rice
Grilled zucchini and red peppers with peanut soy dipping sauce

Hot tea
I know we haven't made this recipe for my mom before, because we've never made it for ourselves!!!! We love burgers of all types and make a wide variety. Our love of sate and other Indonesian inspired foods really drew me to this recipe. With the onset of grilling season 2008, this seemed like a natural when we were planning our meals this week. Little did we know that today would be freakishly warm - 77!!! What a day for burgers and grilled veggies. These burgers were truly amazing and all of us LOVED them. The original recipe didn't call for a sauce, but they'd be too dry without. I did like them over rice, as opposed to on buns. The sauce was good on the rice as well as a dipping sauce for the veggies. YUM!!!

FYI: Despite it being pre-Derby, Mint Julip season is also in full swing :)

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Easy
Chopping: Cilantro, peanuts, garlic, zucchini, red pepper
Time: 35 minutes
Make ahead: I would make the burgers ahead and then grill at the last minute.

J: "These may be the best burgers I've ever eaten!"
M: "Fit to be Thai-d!"
L: "mmmm. Mmmmmm"

1 comment:

J said...

Sat̩ Burgers РCooking Light
Serves 4

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 pound ground pork
3/4 pound ground turkey breast
Cooking spray

Cooked rice

Prepare grill.

Combine first 11 ingredients. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 165°. Remove from grill; let stand 5 minutes.

Serve over rice.