Serves 8 to 10
3½ pounds ground Smart Chicken
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon sage, chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon fennel seed, ground
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, ground
1 cup peeled and grated pears
¼ cup ice water
¼ cup pear liqueur (or substitute apple juice)
2 tablespoons honey
Mix together salt, herbs, ground fennel seed, and ground red pepper flakes and set aside.
Make a slurry by combining the pear, water, pear liqueur, honey, and salt mixture. Gently mix the chicken with the slurry just until all seasonings are evenly dispersed.
Heat a griddle or sauté pan over medium heat. Wet your hands with water and shape the chicken sausage mixture into patties. Sauté the patties in a little olive oil, on each side, until the sausage is cooked through.
Recipe created by Lauren DeShields, Chef, Market 17, Fort Lauderdale, Florida