Monday, 6 January 2014

Moroccan Lamb Burgers with Harissa Yoghurt









 

We have this running joke in our house. It comes from South Park via Aliens - here's what I mean. "They mewstly come at night... mewstly." turns into "I mewstly like to play volleyball... mewstly." or "I mewstly like white marshmallows in my hot chocolate... mewstly." It must be uttered at least once a day around here. So it was no surprise when Joey said "Out of all the things I've tasted the Harissa Yoghurt sauce on, I mewstly like it on these burgers... mewslty."

PS: We don't let our kids watch South Park, but they hear enough references to it to be able to put 2 and 2 together. Just in case you were going to call child services.



Moroccan Lamb Burgers with Harissa Yoghurt
adapted from Channel 4
Makes 4

For the Burgers:
500g ground lamb
4 multi-grain burger buns
Soft lettuce leaves
Mint leaves
Olive oil

For the Spice Rub:
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ras el hanout
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the Harissa Yoghurt:
4 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon Harissa
Juice of half a lemon
2 teaspoons olive oil

Make the Spice Rub:
Put all the spice rub ingredients into a bowl and mix together.

Make the Harissa Yoghurt: 
Put all the ingredients for the Harissa Yoghurt into a bowl and stir to combine.

Make the Burgers:
Divide the ground lamb into four equal portions, then roll into balls and press to flatten slightly. Coat the patties generously in the spice rub. Drizzle with a little olive oil and grill on the barbecue or in a grill-pan for about 4 minutes a side, until crisp on the outside and juicy and cooked all the way through.

Split the burger buns and lightly toast. Put a few lettuce leaves on the bottoms of the buns, top with a patty, a dollop of Harissa Yoghurt and a few mint leaves. Top with the other half of the burger buns.


20 comments:

  1. Hahaha, we've just finished watching a few classic Kanye West based South Park episodes and laughed hard. Love the 'mostly' reference - the boss used that one recently - ask him about it. Great burgers buy the way Jen!

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    1. Haha, he's always stealing my material.

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  2. Oh wow! Ça a l'air tellement bon! J'en prendrais un à l'instant pour mon déjeûner :)

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  3. Oh boy, the spice rub is making me crazy. I really want to try this. With harissa yghourt for sure. Again, an incredible burger you've made :)

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    1. Thanks Gabrielle. Burgers are my "go to". Can't get enough of them.

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  4. Must be a lamb kinda day :) These burgers are happening in my kitchen ASAP!

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  5. I just discovered harissa this summer and it changed my life! I bet it's amazing on a burger..

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    1. I can't live without Harissa. I even make my own when it's tomato and chilli season. I make jars and jars of it, but it just disappears. I think I must be sneaking into the kitchen at night in my sleep and eating it.

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  6. I am obsessed with harissa yoghurt at the moment. So, so good. I could dollop it on everything... but I think this burger takes the cake (or, uh... burger). Great recipe Jen. Drool-worthy!

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    1. Thanks Laura. Is there anything better than a sizzling lamb patty with a dollop of harissa jammed into a bread roll?... but I really wish you hadn't mentioned cake!!

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  7. Great recipe! I love cooking burgers, I used it in a shrimp salad this week. Thanks for sharing. I wish you a wonderful weekend. http://www.luluhypermarket.com/GoodLife/kickstart-your-weekend-with-a-chinese-roll-zzfode30.html

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    1. Thanks Langley. Burgers are one of my favourite things to cook (and eat). You never fail to have lots of friends when there are a few burgers on the BBQ.

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  8. Good post. Lamb meat patties seem healthier than beef meat patties. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. We love a good lamb burger here.

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  9. Hi there, do you use harissa paste or the spice for this recipe?

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