OK, so I’ve decided to postpone the turkey burgers until tomorrow night. The warm weather and still sunny skies (thank you Daylight Savings!) has us longing for open air dining, so Johnny and I are headed over to one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, Yuca Bar, for Loco Tuesdays. Half priced drinks and tapas! But just in case any of you are having a turkey craving, the best recipe I’ve ever come across for these better for you burgers comes from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort. No, I’ve never been to Mar-a-lago, but Oprah has, and she featured these burgers on her show because she also loves them. They are fantastic. Seriously. I debuted them two years ago at a 4th of July party I had (coincidentally, the same weekend I got engaged, but I digress) to my guests’ delight, and I made them for Christie and her husband when I went to Rochester to visit after Carlie was born. The only drawback is that they’re a bit labor intensive (and if anyone finds a store that carries chipotle tabasco please write me and let me know. Or better yet, pick me up a bottle.) so I usually only make them for parties. For weekly turkey burger dinners, I stick with a basic recipe of ground turkey, salt, pepper, chopped fresh parsley and diced onions. I mix it all together, form the meat into patties and grill. I top the burgers with a little white cheddar and serve on a sesame wheat bun.
Oh and Whole Foods had artichokes! We’ll be having those tomorrow night too. A green vegetable in honor of St. Patty’s Day!