Sunday, June 21, 2015

Curry Coconut Burger with Avocado and Strawberry Salad


I had the wonderful opportunity of submitting this recipe and an article on summer flavors in the Bermuda Bliss Magazine. To keep up with all the latest happenings, recipes, fashion and more Bermuda going ons.... please make sure you subscribe TODAY!

Curry is a staple in my house, perhaps a bit more then I care to admit. I cook curry lamb, curry fish, curry chicken  and curry vegetables with my eyes close.  I decided to add this oh so versatile seasoning in a burger. And yes... curry is very versatile as you can simply sprinkle it on any meats or vegetables with your other staple seasonings prior to cooking.  I go deeper into a "Summer time Caribbean vibe" with this burger and I add coconut. Curry and coconut pair well together but rarely if ever, would we think about putting those ingredients in a burger to throw on the grill. Well, I did. And you can take this combination into so many directions. I imagine grilled pineapple slices on top, or even plantains. This can be one delicious tropical burger. Or you can keep it savory and just add the staple tomato, onion and mayonnaise. Either way, if you love coconut and you love curry, you can't go wrong in how you dress this burger.


Ingredients:

1 pound of ground beef
1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tbsp of cream of coconut  - you can find this in the liquor section of the grocery store :)
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp of lime juice

Directions:

Mix all the above ingredients until well combined. You may want to get your hands in there and mix the ingredients to ensure they are well combined.

Roll the mixture into patties - no bigger then 1/2 inch thick. Let the burgers sit out for about 10 minutes to bring to room temperature before cooking. Pre-heat grill to medium high heat and grill burgers for 5 minutes on each side.  Here's a tip for grilling burgers: Do not move the burger until you need to flip the burger to cook on the other side. Sometimes it is so tempting.. but don't do it. Don't disturb the burger. We want to ensure even steady cooking and once the outside has seared it helps to keep the juices inside.

Strawberry and avocado salad? Yes please! We have a serious fruit like avocado paired with a fun sweet fruit like strawberries to create an amazing experience with your taste buds. I added lemon juice and olive oil (to my preferred taste which is a tad heavy on the lemon and light on the oil) and mixed this salad carefully to not upset the structure of the fruits. If you want more of a crunch in this salad do not hesitate to add chopped pecans or slivered almonds. This was the perfect touch to accompany the curry coconut burgers to make a great delicious flavorful meal.








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