okara burgers with bok choy and sesame oil spread

okara burgers with bok choy and sesame oil spread

serves 4

1 cup grated carrot and parsnip

1-2 tablespoons soy sauce

1-2 tablespoons mirin

1 cup okara

panko to coat burgers (optional)

4 whole-grain burger buns

1. begin sautéing the carrot and parsnip in a small amount of olive oil. after 2 minutes, add soy sauce and mirin. stir together and continue to cook until the vegetables are tender, about 8-10 minutes.

2. add okara, mix well, and sauté 5 minutes more. season with fresh ground pepper. if mixture isn’t cohesive enough, add a tablespoon of your flour of choice and cook until thickened.

3. take the mixture off the heat and let cool. form into 4 patties. coat with panko before placing on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. bake at 350°f for 20 minutes.

4. in the meantime, sauté bok choy in toasted sesame oil, and mix a few spoonfuls of Nayonaise with toasted sesame oil for some tasty garnishes.

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