It’s that time of the year; what to do with all that leftover turkey? We all know about burgers, rissoles, stews etc but try something a little different: My Thai Turkey burger.

Servings 4



Cook: 5 minutes


Prep. time: 20 minutes

plus one hour for the mix to marinade 


Fairly Simples but Fiddly!


500g turkey mince

4 spring onions, finely chopped  * (In the absence of ‘real’ spring onions buy the white fresh onions and use a small one and then chop off the lower part of the green and use that finely chopped.)

Clove of garlic finely chopped

1 tsp grated root ginger

2 red chilli , seeded and finely chopped

2 Tablespoons of Ketchup Manis

1 egg yolk

10/12 basil leaves finely chopped

1 tbsp oil for frying (Olive/sunflower/Peanut)

4 ciabatta rolls

a small bunch coriander

One lime cut in half

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Strip the turkey carcass and place the bones in boiling water for an hour. We will use that later for the other turkey dishes.

In a large bowl mix the minced turkey with all the ingredients except the egg yolk. Add a little salt to taste. Leave for an hour. Stir again.

Step 3

To make the mayonnaise: In a pan reduce the remaining liquid until syrupy and the juice of the half of lime. Allow to cool and add to the dollop of mayonnaise and stir.

In the absence of enough liquid to add to the mayonnaise you can add some fresh chilli and a dash of Ketchup Manis to the the mayo.

Step 2

With your hands remove the mix squeezing out the excess liquid. Add the yolk and the juice of half a lime to the mix and turn into four equally sized burgers.

Step 4


In a pan seal the burgers in the oil, turn and cover. Cook for two minutes on either side.

Serve on a ciabatta and garnish with coriander.

Serve with the spicy mayonnaise separately.

Bon Appetit!