Tonight we will be traveling to Chaing Mai Province located in the northern part of Thailand. This recipe originally called for ground pork but I did not have any on hand and ground turkey is much less fattening. Chaing Mai comes in sausage form in Thailand and is a very popular street food. This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey or pork
1 tbsp. fish sauce
1/2 cup coarsely chopped shallots
14 cups finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh lemongrass (if you can’t find this use grated lemon peel)
2 tablespoons thinly sliced Kaffir lime leaves or 1 tablespoon minced lime rind
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh galangal or 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tbsp. red or green thai curry paste
Combine ground turkey and fish sauce in a medium bowl; toss to combine.
Add shallots plus the next 6 ingredients to the turkey or pork (if using) mixture and mix well.
Using wet hands, shape mixture into 16 (1-inch-thick) patties (about 2 tablespoons per patty). Heat a large grill pan over high heat. Add half of the pork patties. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or until done. Repeat the procedure with remaining patties.You can also use an outdoor grill which is what I used for this.