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Lamb burgers with aubergine-tomato cream

Lamb burgers with aubergine-tomato cream

4 servings

A handful of big flavours - our recipe for Lamb burgers with aubergine-tomato cream is a mix of classic Middle Eastern flavours with a twist. Spicy garlic lamb, aubergines with tomatoes, lemon and parsley, crushed olives and mint leaves are a classic combination. Intense blue cheese is a surprisingly wonderful addition.

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  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 3 shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 50 ml cold water
  • 2 eggs yolks
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 slices Castello® Burger blue

Aubergine-tomato cream:

  • 2 aubergines
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 5 tomatoes
  • ½ red chilli
  • 4 sprigs oregano
  • 2 - 3 sprigs flat-leaf fresh parsley
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp powdered smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50 g pitted black olives in water
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • ½ bunch fresh mint leaves
  • 100 g rocket



1. Peel and finely chop the shallots and garlic.

2. De-seed the green chillies and finely chop. Fry the onion, garlic and chillies in olive oil.

3. Let cool, then combine with the ground meat, egg yolks, cumin and salt.

4. Slice the aubergines in half lengthwise, and make a few incisions in the cut surface. Peel and grate the extra garlic clove and mix with the olive oil.

5. Brush the aubergines with some of the oil mixture. Grill them over indirect heat until tender.

6. Scoop out the flesh and combine with the remaining olive oil mixture.

7. Blanch and peel the tomatoes. Halve them, remove the seeds and chop into small cubes.

8. Shred the oregano and parsley leaves then combine the tomatoes, herbs and lemon with the aubergine. Season to taste with paprika and salt.

9. Place the olives on some paper towels on a plate and dry them in the microwave for 5 min. at 900w. Coarsely chop or crush them.

10. Peel and thinly slice the red onion, coarsely chop the mint, and toast the bread slices on the barbecue or toaster.

11. Form the meat into 4 patties and grill until golden, approx. 2 min. on each side then cover with the Burger Blue cheese and let melt.

12. Top the bread with arugula, onions and meat then sprinkle with the chopped olives and mint.

13. Serve with the aubergine-tomato cream.