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aubergine and feta burger

May 14, 2012 in recipes, vegetarian

I am in the throws of developing a vegetarian burger for a new gourmet burger restaurant and wanted to present a few concepts to the client. I adore aubergine, and its the perfect vegetable to turn into a burger with substance. I immediately remembered my friend Alida’s delicious aubergine and feta fritters which I tasted and loved at a party last year, and knew this was what I wanted to make.

I made a few changes because I used 3 large aubergines and cooked them like I did with my wedges recipe.It uses less oil.

Recipe on Drizzle and Dip

And then……………….

I was busy in my kitchen making a few other things so had some guacamole, lightly pickled red onions and fresh coriander lying around.  I made some of the burger mixture into smaller and flatter cakes and fried these. I topped them with all the above mentioned ingredeints and they turned into a fantastic party snack. The burger would be sensational with these ingredients too and would instantly turn them into a spectacular Mexican vegetarian burger.

I make guacamole in various ways and for these I did a very easy version of smashed avocado, finely chopped pickled jalapeno chillis, a squirt of lime juice, salt and pepper. I left the coriander out because I piled on the fresh leaves at the end.

To lightly pickle the red onions, simply slice one up and soak for a min of 4 hours in red wine vinegar. This is how they do them at my favourite Cape Town Mexican restaurant El Burro.

Feta and chilli brinjal burgers ~ the best of fresh living cookbook

December 5, 2011 in cook books, recipes

I got my grubby paws on the new Pick n Pay  ‘Best of Fresh Living’ cook book last week and was excited to flip through it.  I’m a big fan of the magazine, which always has very tasty and easy recipes that are styled in a fresh and appealing way. The ingredients are easily available as they are sourced from Pick n Pay stores.

a fab collection of easy and tasty recipes

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