Turkey-Spinach Burgers With Sweet Soy-Ginger Sauce
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.adoctorskitchen.com/archives/turkey-spinach-burgers-with-sweet-soy-ginger-sauce-2
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Deborah Chud
For 25 years, I've been happily married to someone whose food preferences are at the furthest verge from mine. He craves comfort; I seek adventure. He likes mellow; I love spicy. He wants familiar, I need surprise.
To give you the full flavor of it: Over the past month, I've been working on a broccoli soup (coming soon to Recipe of the Week). On the first round, I pureed the soup and added a little tarragon. His reaction? "There's something weird in it." The next week, I omitted the tarragon, but left the soup chunky to lower the glycemic index. Response: "I'd like it better if it were completely pureed." (My rejoinder: "I'm going to puree ALL of your food from now on.") And so it goes.
To limit this dynamic, I usually alternate cooking for him and for myself. Once in a while, however, our tastes intersect, and these burgers are a case in point. They're complex enough for me and soothing enough for him. Unless you hate ginger or scallions, they're probably in your sweet spot too!