Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lamb Burger with Spinach and Feta Salad


For The Burger

1.5 pounds of ground lamb shoulder
1 tsp of each of the following
Toasted ground cumin
Toasted ground fennel seed
Cayenne pepper
Minced garlic
2 tbsp of chopped shallots
2 tbsp of chopped parsley
2 tbsp of whole fat greek yogurt strained of water
6 small pitas split and lightly toasted
Salt and pepper to taste

For The Salad

2 cups of baby spinach cleaned
Extra virgin olive oil
Juice of one lemon
1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Sherry wine vinegar


Mix all of the non-salad ingredients, except the pita, together in a bowl until just combined. Form into 7 oz. patties about 3/4 inch thick.
When the grill is hot, season the lamb patties liberally with salt and pepper. Grill over medium high heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare.
Let rest for a few minutes, while resting toss all of the salad ingredients together and season to taste with salt and pepper, fill the individual pitas with the lamb burgers and gently stuff the salad mixture on top. Serve immediately.

The last 3 Recipes courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian.

No comments:

Post a Comment