When Joshua Cooks: Turkey Burgers & Green Bean Fries

20120904-134450.jpg I married well. Not only is Joshua an amazing artist, father, friend & handyman but he cooks too! Last night he whipped up the most amazing turkey burgers & garlic green bean fries. I helped a bit with the gren beans, but the rest was him. It's nice to be able to let go a bit in the kitchen. Here's what happened when I took a backseat and let him go:


Ingredients: - 2 pounds of ground turkey - 1 pound of green beans, trimmed - 3 cloves of garlic, smashed - arugula (or your fav lettuce) - fresh tomato from your yard, or someone else's - your fav bun or bread - Gorgonzola & gruyere - thyme, dried or fresh - chives - ketchup - sriracha (for a little kick) - mayo - olive oil - a few pats of butter

Method: - In a saucepan bring water to a boil, add green beans and cook until just bright green. Then remove the beans & empty the water from the pan. Add a tsp of butter and a tbsp of olive oil to the pan, gently sauté the garlic & add in the thyme & beans. Cook on low & cover. Salt to taste. Serve with ketchup, or sriracha ketchup! - Warm up your largest cast iron or frypan with olive oil. - Gently form patties with the ground turkey. Season each side with salt & pepper. - Cook each patty though over medium heat. The outside will be golden brown & the inside juicy but not pink. - Toast the buns in the pan while the meat rests. Then slather on the mayo, a little sriracha, then top with arugula, tomato, chives & cheeses.


It was the perfect Labor Day feast, and I didn't have to do that much!

Here are a few of Joshua's hits in the kitchen: Korean Pork BBQ Sandwiches Grilled Pizza Grilled Tri tip w/ Squash Herbed Omelet