Moroccan Lamb Burgers {Moroccan Barbecue}

Tuesday, 7 August 2012



This is one of two dishes I made for my Moroccan Barbecue a couple of weeks ago - Moroccan Lamb Burgers. It was a Jamie Oliver recipe that I saw on his Summer Food Rave Up TV programme a few days before, so it was a good excuse to try out something new :)

Spice Rubbed Moroccan Lamb Burgers at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

To make 10 of these tasty burgers you will need:
  • 1kg lamb mince
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 1.5 tsp garam masala
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • olive oil
  • 10 soft rolls
  • salad leaves

There is also a dressing to go with the burgers and uses just three ingredients:
  • 170g pot of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 - 2 tsp harissa paste
  • lemon juice

Spice Rubbed Moroccan Lamb Burgers at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Place all the spices into a pestle and mortar and give a good grind until well combined. Sprinkle onto a plate.

Spice Rubbed Moroccan Lamb Burgers at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Form your lamb into 100g pattys (I've got a burger press) and then place a burger on top of the spice mix. Press down so that the spices cover the burger, and flip over and repeat on the other side. You can add a drizzle of olive oil and rub over to help the spices to coat the meat. (I didn't, and kept them lower fat by using one-cal oil spray)

Spice Rubbed Moroccan Lamb Burgers at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Spice Rubbed Moroccan Lamb Burgers at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Spice Rubbed Moroccan Lamb Burgers at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Cook the burgers on the grill for about 6 minutes on each side until cooked through. The spices may char, but this adds to the flavour!

To make the dressing, stir 1 - 2 teaspoons of harissa paste (or to your taste) into a pot of yoghurt. Squeeze in some lemon juice (again to taste). Done!

Spice Rubbed Moroccan Lamb Burgers at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Spice Rubbed Moroccan Lamb Burgers at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Spice Rubbed Moroccan Lamb Burgers at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

To serve the burgers, toast the soft rolls on the grill and spread with the yoghurt dressing. Place a lamb burger on top and add some salad leaves.

Very simple to make, and delicious to eat, and go well with my Moroccan Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine.

Enjoy!

Spice Rubbed Moroccan Lamb Burgers at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

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