There is NOTHING like a burger and a sparkling beverage (aka soda, Perrier, beer, Prosecco) after a long day’s work. For those of you not familiar with NYC, you must, by now, be familiar with my complete admiration for and flourishing in a land where celiacs roam free and there are almost as many gluten-free adaptations to things than there are Subways (as in the sandwich place).
CHELSEA MARKET is this fabulous venue that is located in the heart of Manhattan. It has a plethora of food shops, varying from artisanal cheese stores, to Italian markets, to upscale restaurants, gelato stands, and my favorite: Friedman’s Lunch.
Friedman’s Lunch, thankfully, does not define itself by its name, and is not limited by any means to simply lunch. This joint is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and ample amounts of happiness.
I stopped by after a long work day for a burger. A turkey burger. A turkey burger with scallions. A gluten-free turkey burger with scallions and a sesame bun. Oh, yes.
I was so admonishingly inspired by this succulent treat that I made my own re-creation of the dish. A gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free turkey burger to share with all of the Bubble Child out there.
Gluten-Free Turkey Burger a la Friedman’s Lunch
1 pound ground turkey
2 tbs. gluten-free soy sauce
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tbs. garlic powder
1/2 tbs. black pepper, ground
1/4 cup scallions, diced
1 large slicing tomato, sliced
1 large avocado, sliced vertically
For buns/outside of burger:
Gluten-free hamburger bun (available at health food stores or online)
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 quarter-pounder beer burgers
1. Fire up grill to medium heat.
3. Prepare patties: In large bowl, get your hands dirty and mix together ground turkey, soy sauce, and spices. Add scallions, and knead with hands until incorporated.
6. Grill for about 5 minutes on one side, flip over, and cook for another 8-10 minutes, until middle is at least more pink than red in color. For final one minute, place buns on grill, face down, to lightly toast.
8. Remove patties, and place on toasted bun. Top with tomatoes and sliced avocado. Top with second side of the bun, and enjoy your mmmmm mmmmmmm gluten-free goodness!