1 1/3 lbs. ground turkey breast
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 large shallot or 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 Serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 - 2 tsp. cayenne hot sauce, several drops
2 tsp. grill seasoning blend or seasoned salt
1/2 cup butter
5 tbsp. lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup mashed ripe avocado
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Salt to taste
Blend butter ingredients together in food processor. Place into center of large square of saran wrap and roll into log shape. Close tightly and refrigerate.
Mix all burger ingredients well and drizzle patties with oil. Grill or pan fry until fully cooked. Serve turkey patties on soft buns slathered with avocado butter and topped with mixed green lettuces.
*Avocado butter will keep in refrigerator for a few weeks or three to four months in the freezer. It is great on top of grilled fish or chicken as well.
Yield: 4 servings