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Scotty’s Lamb Burgers

December 3, 2010

Last night I took a backseat in the kitchen and let Scott wear the chef’s hat. On the menu: Delicious, spiced Lamb Burgers served with Roasted Fennel and a Mediterranean salad. This was a mouth-watering and healthy, carb-free meal,  and I wish I could eat it all over again.

The salad dressing was a mix of lemon juice, grape seed oil, olive oil, diced onion, sumac, a bit of sugar, and salt/pepper. The substitution of lemon juice for your typical vinegar makes it less ordinary and very delish! Here’s what else I put in my salad:

  • A mix of Baby Arugula and Field Greens
  • Sliced Cucumber
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Pepperoncini
  • Fat Free Feta Cheese

The Roasted Fennel is quite easy as well. Just take one bulb of fennel and slice off the bottom and top. Then slice it vertically into quarters and add to a roasting dish with about 2 TBSP Olive Oil and 1 Clove sliced Garlic. Roast at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Now for the piece de resistance! The Lamb Burger:

  • 1 lb Ground Lamb
  • 1/2 Small Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 Clove Garlic, crushed
  • 2 TBSP Fresh Mint, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt (plus more for sprinkling on the patties)
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne

Mix all ingredients by hand in a large bowl. Then form patties about 3/4 inches thick- should make 3 patties. Sprinkle some Kosher Salt lightly on a plate and place patties on top. Then lightly salt the top of the patties. Heat an oiled skillet over medium-high heat and cook burgers for 3-4 minutes per side to for medium-rare.

Of course, these would be just as delicious served on a toasted brioche, maybe with some onion jam or aioli, but we opted for a lighter option. Enjoy!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2011 10:25 pm

    Hi! I love reading your recipes and am trying Scott’s delicious looking lamb burgers tomorrow per my husband’s request! This is a bit of an off-topic question, but I am in the market for a camera that takes quality pictures of food. Do you mind telling me a bit about how you take your amazing pictures?? They are all wonderful and do such amazing justice to your creations. I’d love any advice!

    Thanks so much for your time,
    Allison

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