Written by Meena Agarwal on July 17th, 2006 |
Hopping on the Bar-B’!
No matter how much it rains day in and day out, I can’t help but smile that we are still enjoying some pleasantly warm weather. Living in a city where it snows and is extremely, unbearably cold almost half of the year, one can’t help but smile when there is no “white” in sight!
Ever since hubby dear invested on a great BBQ grill last fall, we have been basking in its glory. I can’t even begin to count how many times we’ve gotten outside and enjoyed our dinners fresh off the grill. He even treated me to a lovely BBQ surprise B’day last month, which was just perfect.
While most times we love having friends and family over for deliciously grilled dinners, we love to indulge ourselves with some quality “together-time”, just the two of us, by the fire. We’ve had some yummy taco/fajita nites, evenings filled with kababs and spicy tikkas, and even the not-so-usual-but-surprisingly-delicious grilled pitas with hummus! But one of our personal favourites just has to be our big burger nights. Delicoiusly thick and juicy lamb burgers, sandwiched between toasted buns and topped with your choice of veggies. Sounds goo? Then what are you waiting for? Hop on and let’s get grillin’!!
SPICY LAMB BURGERS
Prep time: 20 min, Cooking time: 20 min | Makes: 6-8 medium-sized burgers
1 lb lean ground lamb (could easily be substituted with chicken or beef) 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped salt, to taste 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/4 tsp garam masala 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp light cooking oil 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup bread crumbs
MIX all ingredients in a large bowl to incorporate well.
FORM into patties and grill till done on both sides.
RECIPE NOTES: To grill in an indoor oven, heat oven to 375 degrees and grill for 20-25 minutes till done, turning once in between.
Enoy over toasted buns, topped with your favourite choice of toppings!