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Caribbean Turkey Burgers

Caribbean Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Salsa, Yuca Fries, and Lime Aioli

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If we can’t be on the sunny beaches of the Caribbean, at least we can embrace the flavors, right? Here, we’ve added Jamaican jerk seasoning to turkey burgers, which are topped with pineapple and red onion salsa on toasted Kaiser rolls. For even more island flavor, we’re swapping in yuca fries for regular ones, and serving them with a zesty lime aioli on the side. Grab a beer, and you’re basically on the beach.

  • Spicy
Serving size
2servings
Prep & cook time
minutes
Cooking Skill
medium
  • Calories 980
  • Protein 42g
  • Total Carb 120g
  • Total Fat 40g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • Kaiser rolls
    • 2
    • Kaiser rolls
  • yuca
    • 12 ounces
    • yuca
  • cilantro
    • 1/8 ounce
    • cilantro
  • lime
    • 1
    • lime
  • pineapple
    • 1/2 cup
    • pineapple
  • red onion
    • 1
    • red onion
  • garlic
    • 3 cloves
    • garlic
  • Jamaican jerk seasoning
    • 2 teaspoons
    • Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • mayonnaise
    • 1 each
    • mayonnaise
  • ground turkey
    • 12 ounces
    • ground turkey
  • apricot preserves
    • 1 ounce
    • apricot preserves
  • Cholula hot sauce
    • 1 packet
    • Cholula hot sauce

What You’ll Need

  • canola oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • baking sheet
  • 12" large pan with lid

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 425ºF. Slice rolls open horizontally, if they arrived whole. Cut yuca lengthwise into ¼-inch fries. Rinse cilantro and roughly chop leaves, discarding stems. Halve lime. Cut pineapple into ¼-inch pieces. Peel onion and cut into small dice, then place ¼ cup in a medium bowl and reserve for making salsa. Mince garlic.

  2. Bake Fries and Make Aioli

    Bake Fries and Make Aioli

    On a baking sheet, toss yuca with 2 tablespoons canola oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Arrange in a single layer and roast, flipping halfway through, until tender and crisp, 25 minutes total. Once roasted, toss yuca, still on sheet, with half of cilantro. Meanwhile, add juice of ½ lime to container with mayonnaise, along with half of garlic, ⅛ teaspoon salt, and pepper. Stir to combine, then set aioli aside until ready to serve.

  3. Sauté Aromatics

    Sauté Aromatics

    Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add remaining onion (not ¼ cup reserved), remaining garlic, and ⅛ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add jerk seasoning and cook, stirring continuously, until fragrant, 1 minute more. Transfer aromatics to a medium bowl. Wipe pan clean and reserve, off heat, for toasting rolls.

  4. Form Burgers and Toast Rolls

    Form Burgers and Toast Rolls

    Add ½ teaspoon salt and pepper to bowl with aromatics, then add turkey. Using your hands, mix well, then form into 2 equal patties, about 1 inch thick. Using your thumb, create a dimple on top of each. Set aside. Return pan from aromatics to medium-high heat and add rolls cut-side down, working in batches as needed. Toast until light golden and warmed through, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to serving plates.

  5. Cook Turkey Burgers

    Cook Turkey Burgers

    Return pan from buns to medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon canola oil. When oil is shimmering, add burgers and sear until browned on bottom, 5-6 minutes. Flip burgers, reduce heat to medium, and cover pan (this traps steam and helps the burgers cook through completely). Sear until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes more. Transfer burgers to a plate and set aside to rest.

  6. Make Salsa and Plate Burgers

    Make Salsa and Plate Burgers

    Add apricot preserves to bowl with reserved onion, along with hot sauce, pineapple, remaining cilantro, juice of remaining lime, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Toss well to coat. Top rolls with turkey burgers and spoonfuls of pineapple salsa. Enjoy with yuca fries and lime aioli for dipping. Dig in!

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