Chicken Tofu Hamburger Patties With Shiso and Garlic

Chicken Tofu Hamburger Patties With Shiso and Garlic

Despite the lightness of the tofu, these patties pack a punch and satisfying because of the shiso-garlic mix. Should be good when you're on a diet too...

Ingredients: 4 hamburger patties

Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce
4 shiso leaves
Ground chicken
250 g
150 g
about 25 g
a bit less than 1 tablespoon


1. Wrap the tofu in kitchen paper towels, microwave for 1 minute and drain off the excess water. When the tofu has cooled mix together with the ground chicken, ginger and salt in a bowl.
2. Knead together well.
3. Divide into 4 equal portions and form into patties. It's very soft, but it will be light and fluffy after you cook it, so please stay with it. If you have the time, transfer to a flat shallow container and let it rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes - it will become easier to form.
4. Heat some oil in a frying pan, and pan fry the patties from step 3 over medium heat. When one side is golden brown turn them over and put on a lid. Cook for arouond 3 minutes, then check them for doneness. Once they are cooked through, move to serving plates.
5. Put one shiso leaf on each cooked burger. If there's a lot of cooking liquid, mix it with a little Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce, and pour over the burgers - and they're done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I love tofu burgers, but my husband doesn't find them satisfying enough, so I tried out some things to make them more so.
About 2 weeks ago, I tried mixing in some of garlic-soy sauce marinated shiso leaves that I had made a batch of into the tofu burger mix. The light taste of tofu and chicken went really well with the robust flavors of shiso and garlic.