After all the fancy food fandango and elaborate meal prep of Christmas and New Year celebrations, I just want to sink my teeth into a burger. A Rockin' Hero Burger.
Rockin' Hero Burger
slightly adapted from here
For the Lamb Patties:
1kg freshly ground lamb
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon very finely chopped fresh rosemary
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
For the Tzatziki Sauce:
2 Continental cucumbers, peeled and deseeded and roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups Greek yoghurt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
8 soft poppy seed burger buns
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
100g feta, crumbled
Make the Lamb Patties:
Combine all the patty ingredients in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly. Divide the mixture into 8 even portions, roll each portion into a ball, then flatten into a burger shape. Lay them on a baking sheet and refrigerate for an hour, or up to eight hours before grilling.
Make the Tzatziki Sauce:
Put the cucumbers into a food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Strain through a cheesecloth to remove the liquid. Combine the strained cucumbers with the rest of the Tzatziki ingredients and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
Grill the Patties:
Heat a grill pan to high and grill the patties for about 2 - 3 minutes a side or until done to your liking. I like mine still a little pink in the centre.
Cut the buns in half, lay a burger on the bottom, top with halved cherry tomatoes, a big dollop of Tzatziki Sauce and some crumbled feta. Place the tops on and eat.