Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Chickpea Vegie Burgers

Serves 4 large or 8 small burgers

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400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
1 small carrot, peeled, grated
zest 1 lemon, plus juice ½
1 tsp ground cumin
small bunch coriander, chopped
2/3 cup wholegrain breadcrumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 large or 8 mini bread rolls, halved crossways
green oak lettuce leaves
slices canned beetroot, drained
large tomato, sliced
red onion, sliced thinly
cucumber, sliced
sauce of your choice (Tahini Mayonnaise is my favourite)

Do This -
  1. Place chickpeas in a bowl. Using a potato masher, mash until almost smooth. Add carrot, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, half the coriander, eggs, breadcrumbs and garlic. Season with salt & pepper. Mix to combine. Shape mixture into desired number and size of patties.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook patties, turning, for 4 to 5 minutes each side or until heated through.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat grill on high. Toast cut side of rolls for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Top roll bases with beetroot, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, the remaining coriander, patties and roll tops. Serve with your favourite sauce.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Indian-style Kedgeree


Serves 4

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1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
30g butter
1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon medium curry powder
200g smoked trout fillets, flaked
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered

Do This -

  1. Cook rice following packet directions. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread rice over prepared tray. Cool. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  2. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion has softened. Add garlic and curry powder. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  3. Add rice, trout, coriander and parsley. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until heated through. Divide between bowls. Top with egg. Serve.

Options for next time - use prawns instead of smoked trout, add 1 large red chilli, serve with lemon wedges as well as boiled eggs.

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