Author Notes: i love burgers but hate all the washing and chopping the fixings require. this was my single condiment solution.
These burgers are simple yet spot on. Naomi calls for ground lamb, which makes for a sumptuous burger requiring nothing more than a bit of salt and pepper. The tang of the cilantro yogurt sauce cuts the richness, keeping the lamb from tasting gamey. We shaved the garlic using a Microplane grater, which dispersed its bite evenly throughout the yogurt and provided a more intense garlic flavor - if you decide to do the same, keep in mind you will only need one clove of garlic. We also added a large pinch of salt to the yogurt and served the burgers on toasted hamburger buns.
2 pounds ground lamb
1 cup whole milk yogurt (you kind of need the whole for the texture)
handful of fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic, pressed or very finely chopped
heavily season the ground lamb with salt and pepper
mix yogurt, chopped cilantro, garlic and salt to taste
cook burgers on grill or in the broiler
serve with yogurt sauce on the side
- Jun 25 Thu 2015 11:22