Monday, 24 August 2015


Hi everyone,

The recipe for the meal I am sharing with you today is so easy to prepare that it has become quite a staple dish on my mid-week menu.  The ingredients are easy to obtain and not as costly as in some of the previous posts I shared with you. It is not just a simple, quick but also delicious and nutritious meal.  I would describe it as a healthy blend of Jamie Oliver's "15 minutes meals" and Donna Hay’s “Simple, fresh and easy” approaches to food.  

To feed 4-6 people need:
600 gr lamb mince
1 red onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbs pine nuts
1 tsp finely chopped parsley
1 egg
100 gr breadcrumbs
A dash of Worcestershire Sauce
A dash of Tabasco Sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place a box grater in the middle of a bowl and grate one onion, add mince and all the other ingredients.  Using your hands, mix it so that all the components are very well bound together.  If you feel that the mixture needs loosening, add a splash of cold water.  Once you are satisfied with the consistency and the seasoning, it is time to shape the patties.  Using your hands just scoop some mince into your open palm and form a ball similar to a tennis ball in size.  Then lightly press it between the palms of your hands to flatten it out to about 3cm thick.  Don’t make it too flat or the patty will be dry when cooked.  Arrange the patties on a big plate or tray and put in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

Here are a few options on how to cook your burgers.  Of course,  you can fry them in a pan with olive oil but my favourite method is to BBQ them.  Just place them straight onto the griddle to give them a delicious char-infused aroma in the form of blackened caramelised stripes on their sides.  Cook for 5-8 minutes on each side and serve immediately with BBQ-grilled corn, aioli and a crunchy radish salad.

Enjoy your dinner!

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