Have you still got meat left in your freezer section from Eid-ul-Adha and wondering what to dish out…?looking for new recipes to try your hands on…?, then this recipe is sure to try out…..
This Eid-ul-Adha go for something a little less traditional and cook something that is quick, easy and fun for all the family. This recipe is so simple even the children can get their hands a little dirty. For this recipe you need some of the finest Halal Lamb available for the best, juicy burgers around. This will be an instant hit at your Eid celebrations and they can be made in less than 30 minutes!
For this recipe you will need;
• 500g of Halal Lamb mince
• Salt and Pepper for seasoning
• 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped.
• 2 small shallots
• 15ml freshly chopped flat leaf parsley.
If you are feeling adventurous you can use our recipe for the perfect pesto or you can buy pesto in a jar from your local supermarket.
Halal To Door’s Perfect Pesto
For this recipe you will need;
• 30g of Pine Nuts
• 4 bunches of basil leaves
• 45g of freshly grated parmesan cheese
• 30g of Pecorino Sardo cheese
• 2 garlic cloves
• 10g of coarse salt
• 75ml of extra virgin olive oil
Let’s get on with those juicy burgers!
Start by grabbing a large bowl, mix together the ingredients for the burger, so that everything from the mince to the shallots to the flat leaf parsley. It’s so easy this could easily be a part of the cooking where you could get the children involved! After mixing, make your hands a little damp and start molding the burgers into desired shapes. The size is entirely up to you but this recipe will create around 4 – 6 moderately large burgers. They need to rest and take form, so leave them on a plate in the fridge for about 20 minutes. This would be the perfect time to start on our perfect pesto!
For the pesto, you need to wash the basil leaves in cold water and dry them out, be careful not to damage the basil as they bruise easily and this can affect flavor and colour later on. In a mortar or a blender, whichever you have to hand, finely crush or blend the garlic cloves and pine nuts until they are of a smooth
consistency. Add the coarse salt and basil leaves then blend the mixture until a bright green liquid is formed, which is then the perfect time to add both the cheeses, along with the extra virgin olive oil to help bind the final ingredients!
Now you have your pesto ready it’s time to start cooking those burgers, cook the burgers on a pre heated grill or oven, at around 200c, 180c fan assisted oven or Gas mark 6 for about 12 – 15 minutes or until the meat juices run clear.
For a perfect burger, serve with freshly baked rolls and crispy salad leaves on a bed of relish, smothered in pesto!
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