Monday, May 27, 2013

Asian Turkey Burgers

My friend Rabbit (not his real name) is a "clean eater" most of the time. This is a recipe I found and made from the Body for Life website, for him. It is one of the best turkey burger recipes I have ever found, especially for people who love an Asian zing!

BFL Asian Turkey Burger Recipe
Makes 3 Servings (3 Burgers)

• 1 package ground white meat turkey (1.33lb)
• 1/4 cup minced sweet onion or green onion
• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
• 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper, patted dry
• 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
• Salt and pepper
• 1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic, minced)

1.  In a bowl, stir together all ingredients except for meat. 
2. Add meat, hand mix it together until it’s just combined.
3. Divide into three equal portions and form into burgers about 3/4 inch thick.
4. Cook the burgers on a grill or in a sauté pan, until cooked through, about 5 mins. per side.

Nutritional Facts (Per Serving) Calories: 184, Protein: 33g, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fat: 4g

Black Angus Meat Marinade

For those of you who remember the Black Angus Steak House, this marinade is very similar to what they used on their grilled chicken. It rocks. I think it's versatile enough to use on any meat: poultry, beef or pork.

 1 cup canola oil
 1/2 cup soy sauce
 1/ 4 cup Worcestershire sauce
 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
 2 tablespoons garlic powder*
 1 tablespoon black pepper
 3 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley

In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, wine vinegar and fresh lemon juice. Stir in garlic powder, salt, pepper and parsley. The longer you marinate what you're grilling, the more flavor it will have.

*This is a great basic marinade. To change it up, simply substitute your favorite spice blend for the garlic powder; Montreal poultry seasoning, lemon pepper, beau monde, Cajun rub, etc.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Berry Jam Biscuits

The name really says it all. Berry. Jam. Biscuits. I would have called them "Holy Cow Those Are So Quick and Delicious Berry Biscuits" but that was just way too long. I used low sugar strawberry jam and fresh blueberries but the filling possibilities are endless! Raspberry preserves, apricot jam or sweetened cream cheese with lemon curd are next up for me!


1 can buttery flaky layers refrigerated biscuits
1/2 cup jam or preserves
1/3 cup small diced fruit or berries, optional
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar

Heat oven to 400°F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Keep the biscuits on a plate, in the fridge, to keep cold and easier to cut. Gently separate or cut each biscuit in half. Spoon 1 tablespoon jam (little less if adding fruit) into center of each biscuit. Top with a small amount of fruit (I used 4-5 blueberries). Pinch or fork edges together to seal.

Line up biscuit ingredients, melted butter, and sugar. Dip and cover each filled biscuit with melted butter; then dip each in sugar. Place on the cookie sheet.

Bake 14 to 16 minutes until golden brown around edges. Let cool for 10 minutes.