Lightly spiced Moroccan style lamb burgers with a lovely honey and chilli tzatziki that’s perfect for the glorious summer days.
When the sun is beaming with little wisps of cloud peppering the skies, and the kids running amuck in the garden is there anything better than making foods perfect for dining outside.
This where you want to keep it simple and keep the recipe simple as to allow you to spend that quality time outside as well. This may involve the BBQ if you have one and exactly what I had taken full advantage of.
Asking my kids what would they like was a simple task and imagine them saying in tune, and in sync ‘BURGERS’
If I am totally honest I do enjoy a good burger on the BBQ and I secretly shouted in time with them.
The concern for me was we always have beef burgers. Don’t get me wrong you really cannot beat a good burger but I wanted to do something different and not with beef so I went for lamb.
Now thinking of how to build a nice lamb burger that will cook nicely on the coals and remain nice and moist in the middle I had a vision of some subtle spices coming through.
This is where looking at my spice rack I went for some Moroccan style spices, well more spices from all over to be perfectly honest. I wanted to bring some warmth, a little sweetness but overall some spices that would be enhanced by cooking on the BBQ. The spices I decided to go with were cumin, coriander, paprika and garam masala. This would all be brought together with some honey and lemon juice.
The question is; did they work and how did the kids enjoy something completely different to the normal beef burger?
They devoured every mouthful for which I was pleasantly surprised.
To really finish off these lamb burgers I tweaked a classic Greek sauce tzatziki. Keeping simple with the base of yoghurt, cucumber, salt and mint I added some honey and chilli which overall and topping the lamb burgers really did bring all of the flavours together. All the spices and the honey also encourage the burgers to get a beautiful crust on the outside which is packed full of flavour too.
And there it was our coming together to end a glorious day of great weather, these lamb burgers, on top of a few rocket leaves, dressed with some tzatziki in a toasted sesame bun with a side of spicy sweet potato wedges.