Friday, June 25, 2010

Lamburgers with feta cheese and ras-el-hanout

I have to share this latest discovery with you- a customer told me these were great BBQ meal, so I thought I'd try to make some myself and they are super delish!

Here's my recipe.

Lamburgers with feta cheese and ras -el-hanout

1.5 lbs. (700 grams) organic ground lamb
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons ras el hanout

a handful of chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, oregano and greek basil
chopped cherry tomatoes
whole grain hamburger buns

Put lamb in a large bowl and add cheese, egg and ras el hanout. Blend to combine, but do not over-mix, this will make for a tough burger. Form meat into 4 patties.

Cook on an outdoor grill or broil in the oven for approximately 7-8 minutes per side.

Serve with whole wheat buns, tomatoes, fresh herbs and minted yoghurt if desired.
Serves 4 people.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscar party nibblies

Hello, long neglected blog. I've been busy with spice kits and other creative endeavors.

Here are some quick shots of food served at my annual Oscar party last night. I didn't have time to shoot everything but it will give you an idea of the offerings. The theme was French food, inspired by the movie Julie & Julia.

Yes, I wore pearls.

Le menu

- port poached figs with rosemary black pepper chevre and walnuts on puff pastry crackers (first photo)
- tartines with black olive tartinade and crushed pistachios (second photo)
- tartines with diced hass avodcado, balsamic caviar and smoked paprika (third photo)
- ricotta and sultana stuffed crêpes with a pear, ginger and lime sauce
- du puy lentil salad spoons with steamed haricots verts and turmeric shrimp
- mixed greens with fresh dill and a walnut vinaigrette
- chocolate cream cake (a Julia Child recipe)