I am very excited about today’s Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! Why? Because it’s also part of #10DaysofTailgate. #10DaysofTailgate is a virtual tailgating party that lasts 10 days and is hosted by Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla and in the secret recipe club, each participating blogger is assigned a blog from another participating blogger and secretly searches their site for something to recreate. The accompanying blog post then goes live on reveal day! So while I was immersed in my assigned blog, someone else was picking through mine! I’m so excited to be part of this group, to see what on my blog peaks other’s interests and to stumble upon new blogs and new recipes.
This month I was assigned Nicole’s blog I am a Honey Bee. Nic’s blog is a great blend of food posts, travel posts, and family posts. She has a 9-mo daughter and I love her monthly updates. Like me, her favorite channel is Food Network. She admitted to having sewn over her finger with her sewing machine in high school – OUCH! I managed to slice mine with my fabric rotary cutter. I guess that makes us sewing-injury buddies.
Funnily enough, my first Tuesday Tattles post was inspired by her baby favorites! It either threw her off of my scent as her “secret blogger” or it gave it away. But I promise – I had that post in the works before she was assigned to me! I’ve been following Nicole’s blog since before I joined the Secret Recipe Club. Nicole was actually assigned my blog in May – here’s her take on my Copy Cat Almond Joys.
So what did I make from I am a Honey Bee? The idea of Tatchos was tempting, her pizza pot pie pulled a tug at this Chicago girl’s strings, and these bang bang shrimp are on my to-make list. But, I went with her Tangy Burgers. Fish sauce is one of those ingredients that I’ve always been afraid to use and too cheap to buy and I keep setting recipes aside because I didn’t have fish sauce. Thank you, Nicole, for forcing me to get over this strange fear.
Asian Inspired Turkey Burgers
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp fish sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2″ piece fresh ginger, grated
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 lb ground turkey
- sauteed mushrooms (optional)
- gruyere cheese (optional)
- In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, mustard, and pepper. Add turkey and mix with your hands until liquid is combined. Let marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
- Divide turkey into 4 burger patties.
- Grill burgers 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through. If using cheese, top burgers during the last minute of cooking time.
- Assemble burgers with mayonnaise and sauteed mushrooms, if desired.
*This recipe is adapted from Nicole at http://iamahoneybee.com/2010/05/07/tangy-turkey-burgers/ *
But don’t stop your recipe stumbling there! There’s a giveaway to enter and more tailgating recipes to check out too:
Carnitas-Stuffed Potatoes with Carrot Karma Pico de Gallo by Culinary Adventures with Camilla