Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I cooked: Homemade Spiced Lamb Burger

We've done the beef and pork burgers, so for our next burger evening, we experimented with lamb. I scoured the internet for a recipe for the lamb patty but found that I was missing an ingredient (or two) for almost every recipe, so I decided to just mix and match and come up with my own version of  Spiced Lamb Burgers.

As I mixed the ingredients for the patty, our kitchen was reminiscent of an Indian curry house. The lamb patty turned out juicy and moist and smelled wonderful. It didn't taste like a regular burger you would find at a burger joint due to the spices used; different but definitely very tasty. Now I'm really torn as to which burger I like best. Lamb, pork or beef?


Juicy and delicious


Spiced lamb burger
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes 4

Ingredients
350g lamb or mutton mince
1 clove of garlic, diced
1/2 onion, diced
2 tbsp Linghams chilli sauce with ginger
1 tsp coriander seed, crushed
1 tsp cumin seed, crushed
1 1/2 tsp garam massala
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Burger toppings
4 slices of cheese
1 tomato, sliced thinly
Lettuce
1 shallot, sliced thinly


1. Crush the coriander seeds and cumin seeds in a mortar to a fine consistency. 


2. Mix the lamb mince, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, onion, garam massala, turmeric, salt, pepper and Linghams chilli sauce in a mixing bowl. The mixture will be quite dry but the chilli sauce will keep the meat together. Form 4 patties, place on a plate and cover in cling film. Leave in refridgerator to firm up and remove when required. 




3. Preheat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Cook the burgers on a medium low heat for 6-7 minutes or until cooked through.Meanwhile, in a separate pan, halve your burger buns, spread with some butter and lightly toast them for 30 seconds.


4. Arrange the patty on a bun, topped with a slice of cheese, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and shallots.


Enjoy with a cold beer!


Yet another awesome burger! Homemade burgers are the best!

*This recipe has been featured on Asian Food Channel's Facebook page on 29 June 2012. 

10 comments:

  1. ooo, this does look and sound yummier than most commercialized burgers out there. okies, so you'd done beef, pork and now lamb ... how about duck burgers next :D

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  2. Like how your beer comes in a champagne glass! Mmm lamb burgers gotta try this:) Shu xx

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  3. The only lamb burger that I've tried was from Darabif, it was juicy, have u try b4?

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  4. Sean: Duck burgers could be a possibility...

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  5. Michelle: Not sure if venison and rabbit can be easily sourced in KL.

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  6. ulric: Tell me where I can get raw veal and I may attempt it.

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  7. Shu: Lol! Hubby calls it posh beer haha!

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  8. Choi Yen: Nah, not tried burgers from Darabif. I really like homemade burgers. So easy and yummy!

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