Asian Turkey Burger w/Wasabi Mayo


If I could make a scratch & sniff photo to place on my blog I would do it for these burgers. The smell is a circus for the senses. This is my first foray using ground turkey. Normally I’m usually only a turkey eater on Thanksgiving (naturally) & for the occasional turkey sammie (with guacamole – yum).

I’m happy to report that I am now a fan of ground turkey. I also am on a bit of a ginger kick these days. It seemed like the perfect companion for the turkey – with garlic, of course. If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you know that I really can’t do anything without throwing some garlic in (goes against my nature not to). Turkey needs a lot of seasoning to taste good. These are powerful flavors & do the trick. The soy sauce makes these burgers very juicy. I finished off the burger with a wasabi mayo! Which you can tailor to your level of heat. If you don’t like wasabi I have used horseradish sauce & it’s delish as well. Remember to be careful when mixing your meat mixture. Don’t over mix or it will be tough. Mix just enough to blend all of the ingredients together.

I served these with sweet potato french fries & they were delish!


Asian Turkey Burgers
1 package ground turkey
1 green onion – chopped
1 clove fresh garlic – minced
1″ section of fresh ginger – minced
low sodium soy sauce – few shakes
Sister Schubert’s Dinner Yeast Rolls – cooked according to directions
Lettuce – to garnish

Wasabi Mayo

Wasabi Powder

In a large bowl, combine turkey, onion, garlic & ginger. Season generously with s/p. Add about 4 good shakes of soy sauce. Mix together well (careful not to over mix or meat will be tough). You want the mixture to be a nice light brown color.

Spray a grill pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Form mixture into patties. You’ll get 4 decent size patties or 6 slider size patties. When your pan is hot, add patties to pan. Turn patties about 2 times until cooked through. Depending on the thickness of your patties this should only take about 4-5 minutes. Let patties rest for a few minutes before serving.

To plate: Cut your rolls in half after they have cooled, garnish with lettuce & wasabi mayo!

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    Thanks for your add in FoodBuzz! Your blog is awesome, I like your turkey burger, the wasabi mayo sounds great!

  2. 2

    That burger sounds awesome with wasabi mayo! Thanks so much for the friendship on Foodbuzz!

  3. 3

    I’m a big fan of turkey burgers … the ginger with them is a great idea, I might have to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing : )

  4. 4

    oh i love this kind of burger! the wasabi mayo is the kicker here:) lurvvv it so! now i know how to make them myself, thanks!

  5. 5

    Wasabi mayo…now that’s a great flavor!

    Thanks for adding us as a friend on Foodbuzz. We welcome you to come visit our site!

  6. 6

    Love love love wasabi – this looks so good!

    Thanks for the add on Foodbuzz!

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    Wendy Smith /

    Made these tonight they were awesome and delicious as all your recipes have been. I will post some pictures, I could have gotten some fancier buns but the taste was wonderful.

  8. 8

    You have a lovely blog. Thanks for including me as one of your friends on Foodbuzz.

  9. 9

    I love wasabi mayo! I especially love it with seafood – salt and pepper squid being the best pairing. But I’ll have to give it a go with these turkery burgers…looks delicious. Thanks for the add on FoodBuzz!

  10. 10

    The flavors in this burger are perfect, especially topped with wasabi mayo (thank goodness I picked up that container of wasabi powder). As for garlic, it belongs in nearly every dish – they should make room spray with the aroma of garlic lightly sauteing in olive oil!

  11. 11

    WOW! I love Turkey Burgers and I LOVE Wasabi…. this is the perfect combination!

  12. 12

    These look absolutely fabulous! I love turkey burgers (when they’re done right). Another recipe for my grocery list next week!

  13. 13

    Turkey burgers and wasabi mayonnaise is a good combo. I love wasabi, so this will be really good on any burger. Love the layout of your website.

  14. 14

    That looks good and I love the photo + the way you’ve styled it!

  15. 15

    My first time here.
    What a gorgeous design for your blog!

  16. 16

    I’ve never tried ground turkey to be honest! Great flavours and the wasabi mayo sounds like a good addition to it!

  17. 17

    There isn’t an ingredient listed that I don’t like–this looks like a winner!

  18. 18

    MMMMM….THis sounds as music to my ears & mouth,…. I love the flavour combinations!!

  19. 19

    I’ve been known to add a little fat to turkey burgers, in the form of olive oil, and- sometimes- a little Minor’s beef concentrate!

  20. 20

    These look so delicious! I’m going to make them tonight =) Great blog! Keep up the good work.

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    lisa bailey /

    I exercised my “flexitarian” rights last night and tried these burgers. They were the bomb!!! The wasabi mayo was delish.

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    lisa /

    Just made these again for lunch and I think I like these better than any other burger!


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