OK I love burgers but alas the paleo lifestyle has steered me away from my Sundays spent with beetroot and meat juice dribbling off my elbow while gorging on a perfect burger combo – personal choice best burger in Australia is underneath Copacabana surf club – although the Wambie Whopper at Wamberal comes damn close! I am very strict on the paleo diet and am avoiding bread, however I have been looking into making some paleo bread, if successful I will share :). So if you want these paddies as a burger you need your “bun-like” base and top, add your avocado, tomato, beetroot, gherkins, cheese (if you can) and hot sauce of choice.
For me you could say I enjoyed it as deconstructed burger, I had some of the salad ingredients and the patties sprinkled in a hot sauce. Very light, very healthy and insanely delicious. I need to make some more of them, they were perfect for lunches, dinners, even a snack to pick up and munch on. I also need to eat more of them as for some reason I have put on 2kgs in the last seven days, have not had the opportunity to exercise and attended the Taste of Sydney Food Festival and gorged one night – just incredible. More exercise required this week and less wine and stricter eating #poorJK.
The original recipe for these burgers that inspired me came from Naked Avocado – I just made it my own with tweaks and changes. Let me know what you think if you whip them up. So simple and so divine and actually fairly cheap!
YOU WILL NEED:
- 500gms turkey mince
- 1 egg
- 1 large zucchini, grated
- 2 red chillies, diced
- 1 bunch green shallots, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 teaspoons ground ginger
- half a bunch of coriander, chopped up finely
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut (you can also use sesame oil or even grass fed organic butter if you have it – I did not so went the coconut)
- Optional: paleo bread, 4 – 6 lettuce leaves, and one avocado, sliced OR my option was a simple salad of peppered gherkins and tomatoes and some hot sauce – serve as you prefer
- Optional: hot sauce of choice to serve
YOU WILL NEED TO:
- Combine all ingredients except sesame oil in a large bowl, and mix together well using your hands.
- Form as many patties as you like size pending (original recipe said to make 4-6 – for some reason I think I got 8), and place on a plate.
- Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, and fry each patty for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
- Serve each patty as you would prefer.