one whole pineapple, cored & peeled
½ red onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
½ tsp. dried basil, or 10-15 fresh basil leaves cut into strips
Crushed red pepper flakes
1⅓ pounds lean ground turkey breast (do not use extra lean - it is too dry)
1 inch fresh gingeroot, peeled and grated, or 2 pinches ground ginger
2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
2 tsp. curry powder
Salt, to taste
2 scallions, finely chopped
Bibb, Boston, or red leaf lettuce for topping
1) Heat sesame oil over medium to medium-low heat. Add crushed red pepper for about 2 minutes. Saute onions over low heat until slightly browned. Add pineapple & dried basil (if using in lieu of fresh) and cook approximately 2-3 minutes until warmed through.
2) Combine all turkey burger ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into 4 patties. These can be cooked in a skillet for approximately 4 minutes on each side or on a preheated grill. Top burgers with warm salsa and lettuce and serve.