Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bun-less Aubergine & Goats Cheese Burger

It seems like carbs are public enemy number one at the moment, so we served up this tasty carb free burger. But you can really add a roll if you’d like ;)

Bun-less Aubergine & Goats Cheese Burger
Serves 4

You will need

2 medium aubergines, thickly sliced
Olive oil
½ Tbls garlic, chopped
4 beef or ostrich burger patties
Fresh basil leaves
1 log Chevin (goat’s cheese) or plain cream cheese
Baby tomatoes, halved
Red onion, sliced and blanched

How to make it

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
On a hot griddle, grill the aubergine slices until they from dark grill marks. (You may need to do a few batches.) Transfer to and oven proof dish.
Liberally drizzle the aubergine slices with olive oil and toss to coat the all.
Roast in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes until they are soft. Add the garlic and more olive oil if needed, season with salt and toss again. Roast for another 5 minutes.
Just before the aubergine is ready, grill or fry the patties.
Build the ‘burger’ by layering hot aubergine slices, fresh basil, patti, goats cheese and more aubergine.
Garnish with fresh basil and serve with a tomato and red onion salad.

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