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Peanutty Good Burger Surprise

Ingredients 

Sauce & Roasted Garlic for both the Spread & the Burger

1 Whole Head of garlic
2 TBS. Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc
2 Cups mango nectar
2 cups Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc
8" stalk lemon grass, very finely minced

Burgers

21/2 lbs. ground turkey
1 TBS. sea salt
1/2 of roasted garlic
1/2 cup mango/wine reduction sauce
6" stalk lemon grass, very finely minced
6 lg. shrimp, peeled & tails removed
2 cups finely chopped peanuts

Spread

1/2 of roasted garlic
1/2 cup mango/wine reduction sauce
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. sea salt
4 TBS. mango nectar

2 bunches scallions, green parts finely sliced
6 lettuce leaves
6 Ciabatta Rolls

Instructions 

Cut off the top of the head of garlic so that all the cloves are exposed. Push a piece of aluminum foil into a small cup to form a well. Place the 2 TBS of wine and the garlic in the foil. Wrap tightly. Place the mango nectar, wine, & lemongrass in a heat proof saucepan. Turn one side of a gas grill to high, place the wrapped garlic & saucepan on the grill. Cook with the lid closed until the garlic is soft & the liquid in the pan is reduced to 1 cup, 30-45 mins at 375° . Let cool. Squeeze the garlic out from the bottom & divide in half.

Mix the turkey, salt, garlic, sauce, & lemon grass gently until well blended. Divide into 12 equal pieces & shape into thin patties to fit the rolls. Butterfly the shrimp & place on 6 of the patties. Cover & seal with the remaining patties. Coat each burger with chopped peanuts & refrigerate for an hour before cooking. Combine the spread ingredients well.

Heat the grill to 350° and grill the burgers for 10-12 mins. on each side with the lid closed. Add the buns, cut side down for the last 2 mins. On the bottom bun, place a generous TBS of the spread, sprinkle with scallions, a lettuce leaf and the burger. Place another TBS of the spread on the top bun, sprinkle with more scallions, and place on the top of the burger. Makes 6 burgers.

Comments 

Everyone I've fed this too likes the burger & is surprised (pleasantly) when they get to the shrimp. Even people who normally dislike turkey burgers rave how good it is. All the flavors blend so well that they are surprised to find out it has peanut butter in it. A delicious alternative burger.