Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Burger up, you turkey

That there is a turkey burger covered in melted 3-year-old white cheddar cheese, on a soft bun with a dollop of homemade tomato jam and a side of Smitten Kitchen's broccoli slaw. It's all gone now. Except for the memory. It made for a delicious Tuesday night dinner, and the best part is that putting it all together only took 30 minutes. Grilling took another 25, and then we were set for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. I don't know about you, but I think that's a pretty good use of an hour of my time. All I did to the ground turkey was season it well with black pepper, smoked salt, garlic powder and a little espelette pepper, then shape it into patties which Chris grilled up for me. The jam I made over Labour Day weekend, but you could use any chutney or relish you like. The salad took very little time and effort - I replaced the almonds Deb uses with walnuts, because I had some, and chopped some quick pickled onion I had in the fridge to replace the raw red onion (not a fan). The buttermilk dressing comes together in a snap, especially if you have one of those airtight Oxo shakers. (I need to get another one in case mine ever dies. I love it so.)

The result was a gastropub-worthy meal in less time than it would have taken to drive to one, order, wait, and eat. Now I need to go for a nice brisk walk. (Maybe eat less salad than I did. Raw broccoli is mad filling. But the salad, it is like crack. In a good way.)

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