15 August 2010

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers & Creamless Creamed Corn With Mushrooms and Lemon

Thanks to Food and Wine (and one of my favorite Top Chef contestants--Kevin Gillespie) for this corn recipe**!! **L made this dish to go along with my burgers, and I had no idea what the point value was as I was shoveling it in--DELICIOUS.  Fresh, creamy, summery, yummy!!!

Creamless Creamed Corn With Mushrooms and Lemon 
Recipe by Kevin Gillespie
Close up in the pan!
(the anticipated time for making this was 40 minutes--it took L way over an hour--he is very thorough and wants to do things right.  It was totally worth the wait!)

6 medium dried shiitake mushroom caps
Boiling water
10 ears white corn, shucked
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium shallots, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a bowl, cover the shiitake with boiling water. Let stand for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, set a box grater in a large bowl. On the coarse side, grate 5 ears of the corn all the way to the cob. Using a serrated knife, cut the kernels from the remaining ears of corn. Using the dull side of the knife, scrape the juices from the cobs into the bowl.
Drain and mince the shiitake. In a saucepan, heat the oil. Add the shallots, garlic and shiitake and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until very soft, about 10 minutes. Increase the heat to high and when the oil sizzles, add the corn and its juices. Cook, stirring, until the corn is thick and shiny, 3 minutes. Add the lemon zest and juice, season with salt and pepper and serve. 
6 Servings ~1c/serving--4pts/serving (too good and a solid serving of yummy veggies to be too disconcerting)

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers
1 lb. ground lean turkey
1Tbsp minced garlic (+more)
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 c teriyaki sauce
1/4 c scallions chopped (+more)
1 large egg white

Pre-bite deliciousness.  I took one picture so I could hurry up and take a bite!
Mix all ingredients together until just combined.  
Make sure grill is ready to cook meat. (spray grill with cooking spray--not the actual patties...learned THAT one the hard way!)
Make into 4 LARGE or 5 medium patties (I actually used a scale and made two 4oz. patties and three 5oz. patties.)
Grill burgers until fully cooked about 5-7 minutes per side.   
5 burgers = ~5 pts/burger

This my own variation of a WW recipe, and I thought these were excellent.  L grilled them perfectly--they weren't too dry--which can often happen with ground turkey.  The meat was VERY flavorful with all the added deliciousness, and I had mine with a 1 point sandwich thin and added sauteed mushrooms and onions--totally not needed.  L, who normally LOADS up his burger, ate his "naked."  YES!!!!!

I was super hungry, so that is why there is a bite out of it.  Also, yes, this is in a serving dish.  Every single one of our plates were dirty so we really did this meal up in style.  L's meal was on a serving platter.  We are really the most sophisticated eaters ever. 

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