Monday, May 27, 2013

Lamb Burgers w/Apricot, Mint, and Pistachios (Feta Optional)

This recipe is inspired by the Lamb Burger I ate this weekend, at Davis St Tavern (Portland, OR). I ordered mine without the bun and asked for it to be served on a bed of Arugula- perfection! Here is my version:

2lbs Ground Lamb
3oz Dried Apricots, diced
1/4oz Fresh Mint, chiffonade
1T. Sea Salt
3oz Feta, crumbled (omit, if you do not eat dairy- I enjoy it on occasion)
  1. Add ingredients to a bowl and blend [with your hands] to combine.
  2. Meat can be formed into burgers, meatballs, or mini burgers. Use an ice cream scoop or melon baller for uniform patties/balls. 
  3. Heat a heavy-bottom pan to medium-high. DO NOT oil your pan, the lamb likely has enough fat as is. Transfer patties to the pan and cook until browned (about 2-3 minutes, depending on size). Flip and continue to cook until burgers reach desired doneness. 
  4. Remove from pan and left rest 1-minute. 
  5. Serve atop Arugula (or other greens) tossed with THIS dressing or other citrus-based vinaigrette and sprinkle with garnish (recipe below). 

1/4oz Fresh Mint
2T Shelled, Salted Pistachio Nuts
  1. Grind in a food processor, until finely chopped.
  2. Sprinkle over burger.


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Mjennette said...

Just wanted to let you know these are AMAZING! Thank you for the recipe!! I can't wait to make them again.

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