Sunday, 18 May 2014

Lamb and mint burgers

We've been planning to have a barbecue for weeks now but just hadn't got around to it yet... until today! The weather was great, and there aren't many things better on a warm summer weekend than an impromptu, unplanned barbecue. 

Last time when we had hosted a barbecue, we had made lamb burgers amongst many other things like chicken kebabs, paneer kebabs, sausages, beef burgers etc. Out of everything, the lamb burgers were a super hit and won everyone's accolade. 

Since this time it was just the two of us, we decided to make just lamb burgers with some salad on the side. 

The barbecue enhances the flavour of the lamb, the mint and the cumin complement it perfectly and the patties stay so succulent and moist. Yum!

Try these the next time you have a barbecue - trust me, they're wonderful! 

Ingredients

400 gms lamb mince
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp green chilli paste (adjust as per preference)
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp oil
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

Method

Add the ginger paste, garlic paste, green chilli paste, cumin powder, garam masala, mint leaves, lemon juice, oil and salt to the lamb mince and combine well.

Leave it aside for at least 30 minutes.

Make equal sized burgers. Cook on the barbecue until done.

* Tip - Before making the patties, make a small patty and cook it. Check for seasoning and adjust as required. Then make the other patties and cook them.



We opted for wholemeal baps and served them with some nice wilted spinach, rainbow chard and tomato salad along with some light garlic mayonnaise. I prefer to keep my burger simple and let the lamb dominate the taste. 

For the garlic mayonnaise just add 1 minced garlic to 2 tbsp of light mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper. 

Have a fabulous summer! If you are in the UK, enjoy it till it lasts! :)

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