Smart Vietnamese-Style Lemongrass Turkey Patties
with Fresh Herb Salad
Fresh, sweet, spicy and crunchy: this dish combines all the best parts of Vietnamese takeout but it's made from the comfort of your home!
Smart is based on a per serving calculation of the recipe's kilocalorie and carbohydrate amount.
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
(Contains Soy, Sulphites, Wheat)
Sweet Chili Sauce
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, wash and dry all produce. Peel cucumber, if desired, then cut into 1/4-inch rounds. Peel, then cut carrot into 1/4-inch half-moons.Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Roughly chop cilantro. Thinly slice green onions.Remove outer layer of lemongrass, then halve lengthwise. Place lemongrass on a cutting board, cut-side down. Using the back of a spoon or a pot, forcefully hit lemongrass to crush, then chop very finely.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add peanuts to the dry pan. Toast, stirring often, until golden-brown, 3-4 min. (TIP: Keep your eye on peanuts so they don't burn!) Transfer to a small bowl.
Add turkey, lemongrass, garlic, soy sauce and 1/8 tsp (1/4 tsp) salt to a medium bowl. Season with pepper, then combine. Divide mixture into 8 (16) equal portions. Roll portions into balls, then flatten into 1/2-inch-thick patties. (NOTE: Your mixture may look wet; this is normal! In step 4, you can carefully re-shape patties when cooking.)
Heat the same pan (from step 2) over medium. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil, then patties. (NOTE: Don't overcrowd the pan; cook in 2 batches if needed, using 1 tbsp oil per batch.) Cook until browned all over and cooked through, 4-5 min per side.**
Meanwhile, whisk together half the sweet chili sauce, vinegar and 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil in a large bowl. Add spring mix, carrots, cilantro, green onions and cucumbers. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, then toss to combine.
Remove the pan from heat, then add remaining sweet chili sauce. Gently toss to coat patties. Divide salad between bowls. Top with patties. Sprinkle peanuts over top.