Darlings, a few months ago the groovy gals over at the Karmic Kitchen decided to start something fun: a weekly food meme called Dim Sum Sunday. Well, you know La Diva is ALWAYS up for a challenge so participates as often as possible. Last Sunday's theme was "Burgers" and since La Diva has either had company or been out to dinner, has not had the chance to participate. No make-y food, no blog-gy post! But, if you want to see what others have made, you can click on the header below:
Finally, last night I made my entry: Lamb burgers with all the fixin's! (Mediterranean style, that is!) Now, I've already had a dismayed comment about my non-traditional pizza idea, so be forewarned, this ain't your regular burger! If you like to try something different, then darlings, by all means, give it a shot. If it's too far out of your comfort zone, then I'm sure there's a seat waiting for you at McDonald's! Leave now.
La Diva's lamb burgers on pita with yogurt sauce and roasted red peppers
1 lb. ground lamb
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 c milk
1/4 c bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
4 small pita bread, toasted
Mix ingredients together and form into four uniform patties. Grill until just done and serve on toasted pita bread topped with yogurt sauce and red peppers.
1 7 oz. tub of plain Greek style yogurt (fat free or regular)
1/2 cucumber peeled, seeded and diced
1/4 small onion, grated
a few fresh mint sprigs, minced
1 t horseradish sauce
salt to taste
Mix all ingredient together and put aside. May be made the day ahead.
Roasted red peppers:
1 red pepper
Take one red pepper and quarter. Put in broiler and blacken, put into brown paper bag and let cool. Take out of bag and peel skins off. Slice into thin strips and dress with lemon juice and olive oil. May be made the day ahead.
Result: DAMN GOOD. Lamb is a fatty meat and fatty meat makes one moist and succulent burger! The yogurt sauce cuts the fat like buttah and the cukes offer a nice crunch. And I lurve the sweet taste of the grilled peppers that is brightened by the lemon juice. To push the meal further into the Mediterranean, I served the burgers with a side salad of arugula, fresh tomatoes and feta!
So GO ON, DARLINGS, "push the boundaries," "think outside the box," "break the rules!" and LIVE A LITTLE!
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