okara burgers with bok choy and sesame oil spread
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.