Thai Fish Burgers

Thai Fish Burger

Thai Fish Burger
"Combining a mild fish like cod with store-bought curry paste, cilantro, and kaffir lime makes for an incredibly flavorful patty, and serving it with a simple topping of thinly sliced cucumbers, red onion, and cilantro tossed with nuoc cham (a classic Vietnamese dipping sauce made from garlic, chile, sugar, fish sauce, and lime) is my ideal summer meal." —Farideh Sadeghin, test kitchen directorFarideh Sadeghin

I've spent a lot of time traveling around Southeast Asia and have fallen in love with the countries, the people, and the food. The bold flavors of that region—lemongrass, ginger, cilantro, chile—are some of my favorites to play with when cooking. And when it comes to summer eating, there is nothing better than firing up the grill and throwing on some burgers. I'm not a huge hamburger fan, but I do love fish, particularly when the weather is warmer. Combining a mild fish like cod with store-bought curry paste, cilantro, and kaffir lime makes for an incredibly flavorful patty, and serving it with a simple topping of thinly sliced cucumbers, red onion, and cilantro tossed with nuoc cham (a classic Vietnamese dipping sauce made from garlic, chile, sugar, fish sauce, and lime) is my ideal summer meal. —Farideh Sadeghin, test kitchen director