Sunday, 24 May 2015


Mega Mushroom Burger

Feeds 4
Preparation Time – 15 minutes
Chilling time -30 minutes
Cooking Time - 20

Ingredients –
Burgers -
4 Cloves of garlic – Skins left on and roasted in foil
Glug of rapeseed oil
2 large Portobello mushrooms – Very finely diced
½ Red onion – Finely diced
5 Dates – Stones removed – Roughly chopped
Sprinkle of sea salt
Generous sprinkle of white and black pepper
1 Cup of mixed grains (pearl barley, black and brown rice - part cooked rice so they only take 10 mins) – Cooked
½ Cup of breadcrumbs / or dry smash (dry potato flakes)
Handful of parsley – Very finely chopped
2 Tbsp Capers – Very finely chopped

 Sticky Roasted Pepper & Sunblushed Tomato Cheats Chutney-
3 Red peppers – Charred over a flame and peeled (you can also cheat and get the ones pre charred in a jar) – Finely slice into thin loops
6-7 Sunblushed tomatoes – Finely sliced
Sprinkle of sea salt
Sprinkle of white & freshly ground black pepper
2 Generous glugs of white wine vinegar
2-3 Tsp of soft brown sugar (white caster sugar also works) / Alternatively add in 3-5 dates, stones removed and roughly chopped – this will offer a non refined sugar alternative

4 Buns of your choice / Ciabatta also works well
3 Ripe tomatoes – Finely Sliced
½ Red onion – Finely sliced
Red Cabbage (Optional) – Finely shredded
Lettuce leaves (optional) Allow 1 per bun
Camembert - (or vegetarian alternative)

Instructions –
Begin by placing the whole cloves of garlic (still in their skins) in kitchen foil and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes on 190 degrees Celsius and roast until soft, sweet and squidgy.
In a frying pan add the oil, mushrooms, red onions, chopped dates and seasoning, allow to cook over a medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes then increase the heat for a further minute or two. While you’re cooking the mushrooms boil the kettle and cook the mixed grains over a high heat for 10 minutes until cooked then drain.  Once the grains are cooked add to the mushroom mix along with the potato flakes or breadcrumbs and stir until combined. Remove from the heat and add in the chopped parsley and capers. Allow to cool for five or so minutes then make into even sized patties/ burgers, place on a baking tray and cover in cling film. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to cool ==- this will help them hold their shape and stay together.
When you’re ready to cook them remove the Clingfilm and place in the oven on 190 degrees Celsius for 15-20 minutes. 3 minutes before taking them out add a lump of camembert, mature cheddar or even blue cheese and allow to melt.

For the cheats chutney, combine all ingredients in a small pan and heat over a medium to low heat, until it reduces and turns sticky, this should take around 5 or so minutes.

1 comment:

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