Nuoc Cham dipping sauce is a staple at most Vietnamese tables. This sauce compliments so many Asian dishes and we’ve prepared our own version of this versatile sauce. This magic sauce goes great with seafood, but also with steak, spring rolls, Asian salads, you name it! Easy to prepare, you can whip this up in about 10 minutes!
Vietnamese Nuoc Cham dipping sauce is so colorful and flavorful!
This Vietnamese dipping sauce is so easy to make, you will use this versatile sauce with so many Asian dishes.
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon grated lime zest plus juice from 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (red chili paste)
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- ¼ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
- 1 large shallot, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- Pinch Kosher salt
- In a medium glass mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients together and taste for seasoning (more salt). Store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or freeze for up to six months. Makes a great dipping sauce for Asian dishes.
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Simply can’t let go of summer? Light up your BBQ and get grillin’ with these juicy Thai Turkey Burgers! They couldn’t be easier to make, and they are filled with such awesome Asian flavors. The secret ingredient is the Thai mixture with fresh cilantro and mint, shallots, ginger, carrots, and spicy jalapeño peppers. Fold it into your ground turkey to make the juiciest of burgers. Then top it all off with a slightly spicy aioli sauce and lots of other yummy toppings that will make the perfect burger bite! Of course, you need a cold brewsky to go with. It’s football season after all!
Juicy Thai Turkey Burgers are what’s cookin’ on the grill for your next football party!
The turkey burger’s flavor is in the Thai mixture with fresh cilantro, mint, shallots, ginger, carrots, and spicy jalapeño peppers.
The aioli sauce is oozing with spicy goodness from the sambal oelek (red chili paste). Top your Thai turkey burger with your favorites like avocado slices, shredded lettuce, and jalapeño peppers!
You’ll go for seconds (maybe thirds!) with this Thai Turkey Burger recipe. Fire up the grill for this dish even when it’s cold outside!
- 1 ½ pounds ground turkey
- For the Thai mixture:
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (stems included)
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint
- 1 large shallot, roughly chopped
- 1 tablepspoon fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 carrot, cut into chunks
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and cut into pieces
- 1 ½ tablespoons fish sauce
- Fresh ground pepper
- For the Aioli:
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon sambal oelek
- Juice from half a lime
- For the toppings:
- 4 large buns
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced
- 1 large avocado, pitted and sliced
- 1 small red onion, cut into thin slices
- Place the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl and set aside. In a small food processor add the cilantro, mint, shallots, ginger, carrots, jalapeño pepper, fish sauce, and a pinch of ground pepper. Pulse until very finely chopped. Add the mixture to the mixing bowl and knead the mixture into the turkey until thoroughly combined. Form burger patties and place on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle patties with extra ground pepper.
- To make the aioli: Add the mayonnaise, sambal oelek, and lime juice into a small mixing bowl and whisk until well-combined. Set aside.
- Heat a grill over medium-high heat and grill the burgers until just cooked through, about 10 minutes, turning once.
- To assemble: Place a large dollop of aioli sauce on top of the burger, then top with lettuce, jalapeño peppers, slices of avocado, and red onions. Serve with chips or your favorite salad!
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