These juicy grilled pork burgers with aromatic lemongrass go alongside a spicy slaw of fennel, strips of zucchini, carrot and apple. The spiciness comes from a little siracha hot sauce in the dressing, which is made a little lighter using half yogurt and half mayonnaise with a squeeze of lime. Refreshing!
This burger and slaw combo is so tasty! I just had to put them together in one post because they compliment each other so well. I tried making these burgers with chopped kaffir lime one day. I realised I was out of lemongrass, and we were lucky enough to have a kaffir lime tree in our backyard.
I’ve started making lots of burgers with flavourings like these. I like to use ground chicken or pork or sometimes lamb. It makes a nice change from the plain old beef burger and is lighter, too. Since moving from London to Sydney, I crave more foods like this. Along with the extra sunshine, eating lighter has been another refreshing change. I’ve yet to notice too much of a difference in the waistline, though, and perhaps that’s an indication that I’m eating a lot of it!
Tangy Lemongrass Grilled Pork Burgers Recipe
- 500 grams ground pork
- 1 stick lemon grass
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 sprig spring onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bulb fennel
- 1 medium green apple
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 medium zucchini
- ½ bunch coriander chopped
- 1 tablespoon yogurt
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon siracha hot sauce
- Make the burgers: Finely chop the lemongrass, garlic, and spring onion and mix them with the pork. Add the Worcestershire sauce and 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Mix well by hand, form into 4 burgers and set aside to firm up in the fridge.
- For the slaw: Use a vegetable peeler to make long ribbons of carrot and zucchini. Place into a bowl.
- Finely slice the apple and fennel bulbs using a mandolin or sharp knife.
- Make a dressing with mayo, yogurt, maple syrup and a big squeeze of lime juice. Mix well and scatter over the coriander.
- Cook the burgers for around 10 minutes on a hot BBQ grill.