Boursin Filled Beef Burgers with Raisins Pistachio Nuts Couscous and Tzatiziki, served me
There isn’t a day I don’t stumble over some fantastic recipes thanks to my blogging friends here – and there is all the time something that talks to me – try me … TRY ME!
A very tough decision I took the other day … when I decided to use up what I have in my freezer first of all and my cupboards, both filled to the rim. Serious I have to use up what I have in store.
It started with my “Larder Tuna Salad” the other day … and it was very easy – for God sake, I’m chef … I should be able to make magic and small wonders out of nothing.
Saturday we didn’t have any sun – so I didn’t eat on the balcony – but I still used up leftovers. Had some home made beef burger in the freezer – filled with boursin cheese – when there is extra price on mince beef I buy a pound – mix it with softly fried onion, 2 egg, diced bacon and crispy fried onion plus seasoning – and when I do the burgers I put a topped tea spoon of boursin cheese in the middle – form them so no cheese is “looking out” and then I freeze them 2 and 2.
I fry the burgers to get some colour for about – 5-7 min on each side in my grill -pan and then I put them under foil in the oven 170C/330F for about 20 min. It keeps them much more moist than when fry them well done in the grill-pan and the jus (all the goodies) will be there to pour over the burgers when served.
My couscous I do very simple
75 gr (2.65oz) couscous in a bowl – with 150ml (5,7 floz) boiling water poured over and 15 gr (0.5oz) butter – let stand under lid for 10-15 min.
In the meantime I soft fry ½ small finely chopped red onion with 1 finely chopped garlic clove.
When the couscous has finish soaking I whisk it up with a fork so the butter get well mixed in, I add a coarse chopped tomato – no pips – ½ handful of raisins and pistachio nuts – season with grounded cinnamon and turmeric – salt and pepper and whisk again.
The Tzatizki I bought ready made (doing Tzatizki for one person not even worth thinking of) and I will use the rest I will use with spare ribs during the upcoming week.
“The journey of a thousand pounds begins with a single burger”
Photos provided and thanks to: cheesesupply.com & lohmanders.se