HAPPY CANADA DAY to all my Canadian friends. Thinking about Canada Day reminds me of all the wonderful barbeques that we have enjoyed together. Cooking over hot coals is something that I have missed while living in Paris.
A few years ago in Normandy I found little disposable barbecues that cost about 4€. They were foil baking trays equiped with coals and a starter paper. I thought what a great idea for picnics on the beach. The coals were ready in about 15 minutes and stayed hot enough to cook burgers, steaks or fish with potatoes and other veggies. Perfect! The next year I went back to Normandy for my summer vacation and I could not find them anywhere. I wonder what happened to them?
This week's recipe is a burger with a surprise center.
Feta Cheese Burgers Serves 4
750 g (1-1/2 lbs) lean ground lamb
1 mL (1/4 tsp) pepper
1 mL (1/4 tsp) ground cumin
50 g (2 oz) feta cheese
25 mL (2 tbsp) chopped fresh mint
Combine lamb, pepper and cumin. Divide into 4 portions. Cut feta into 4 cubes; flatten and sprinkle with mint. Form 4 meat patties with cheese and mint buried in the centre of each.
Cook over hot coals or broil on a preheated grill, turning once, or until no longer pink inside.