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Asian inspired burger, served with an Asian coleslaw & sweet chili sauce

A lovely asian flavoured home-made burger!
This beauty of a burger recipe is from Bill Granger. It is from his book: Holiday! I adapted it to my needs. This is an Asian inspired burger that has lemongrass, breadcrumbs, garlic, lime zest, fish sauce , grated onion & chopped fresh coriander in it. It is served with an Asian inspired coleslaw. Chili sauce is served with it. This is the most yummy burger I have ever eaten,…
Recipe: For 2 persons, each 2 burgers
* For the burgers:
pork & veal mince: about 300 gr
1/2 onion, peeled & grated
1/2 lemongrass stalk, white part only, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh & cleaned coriander( cilantro ) leaves, finely cut up
1/2 tablespoon of Thai fish sauce
1 piece of garlic, peeled & finely squeezed out
1 teaspoon of fresh lime zest
1 teaspoon of brown or white castor sugar
43 gr breadcrumbs
* To serve:
4 burger buns
sweet chili sauce
Asian cole slaw
* For the Asian cole slaw:
1 tablespoon of brown or white castor sugar
1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
4 large purple carrots or normal ones, peeled & 2 of them finely grated,
2 of them, peeled & finely cut up in little pieces
2 large handfuls of shredded white cabbage
1 handful of fresh Morrocan mint leaves, cleaned & finely shredded
1 handful of fresh coriander leaves, cleaned & finely chopped
1. First, make the burgers. You take a large bowl & place the mince, grated onion, the cut up lemongrass, the cut up coriander leaves, the fish sauce, the garlic, the lime zest & the sugar together. Mix well together with your hands.
2. Shape into 4 patties & flatten them out a bit. Place onto a plate. Put cling film over the top & place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
3. Take a little bowl & place the 2 carrots that you grated, in it. Add the rice vinegar & add the sugar. Mix well. Leave to marinate for about 20 minutes.
4. Now, you can make your Asian cole slaw. Take a large enough bowl & place the 2 handfuls of white cabbage in it. Add the 2 carrots that are cut up into little pieces. Mix. Add the shredded mint leaves & add the cut up coriander leaves. Mix well. Set aside.
5. After 20 minutes marinating, remove the liquid from the grated carrots. Add the marinated grated carrots to the Asian coleslaw. Now, taste: it tastes amazing & lovely!
6. Now, after 30 minutes, take the plate with the burgers out of the fridge. Remove the cling film. Heat a large non stick pan on high heat & pour some baking margarine & sunflower oil in it. Heat up on high.
When the pan is really hot, add the 4 burgers & bake on both sides for about 4 minutes until cooked trough & golden. Adjust the heat if necessary.
7. Plate up: take your burger bun & place a burger on it. Top with some sweet chili sauce & place the top of the bun on it. Place the Asian cole slaw on the side & place a bit of the chili sauce on the side, to dip in.

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

66 thoughts on “Asian inspired burger, served with an Asian coleslaw & sweet chili sauce

  1. How smart,asian inspired burger. That Bill Granger is such a star. I love his cool relaexd approach to food.thanks for sharing it, asian burger….yummy

  2. I love Bill's recipe.. This sounds like a winner also ("actually I believe anything tastes good with fish sauce)

  3. Mmm….this looks like a really yummy and unique burger! Aren't asian flavours great!?The coleslaw looks so yummy and colourful. I'd love to try this dish in a vegetarian version!!

  4. What a flavor explosion! The lemongrass and fish sauce in the burger sound so interesting. Really, really good! What a well rounded meal. 🙂

  5. I don't believe I've ever made an asian inspired burger before, I love the idea. This looks delicious!

  6. I have almost all of the ingredients to do this, though I would have to not tell my husband about the fish sauce – I wouldn't leave it out though because it sounds so interesting.

  7. I like every single elements of this burger. I guess all thing Asian is always my favorite. Your burger sounds really delicious Sophie!

  8. admittedly, I don't eat a lot of asian food, but that doesn't stop this entire meal from appealing to me VERY much. that slaw stands out most of all–yum!

  9. You can't lose with burgers, especially ones with an Asian flair! Oh now see what you've done?? Now I'm craving a burger for dinner … even though I know I only have chicken in the fridge :p

  10. Sophie,That looks fabulous. I love Asian style burgers, lots of flavours and nutrients. I've never thought of using lemongrass in burgers. That's creative.

  11. oh you hit my sweet spot 🙂 lime and lemongrass are my favorite flavor! This burger is so unique, yet super delicious!

  12. interesting combo! i would never have thought of adding lemon grass.i typically make mine w/chicken, ginger, soy sauce and cilantro.

  13. Looks wonderful! We don't eat pork (for religious reasons) or veal (for ethical reasons) but I always love the scent of dishes containing that particular combination. Thank you for your lovely comments. You'll love the Cardamom bread! My friends always ask me to make pizzas and cardamom bread. Always. They are the soul food of my house!Blessings,Lacy

  14. Sophie this sounds amazing! I love Asian-style burgers and this is on my list to try this summer, thanks!!

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