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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

FOOD | Chorizo & Halloumi Burger Recipe

I can't believe I'm actually featuring a recipe on my blog

Ever so slowly, over the past year or so I've started getting into cooking more. I think it was Veganuary 2016 that really done it for me and pushed me out of my comfort zone.

Beforehand I was too scared to try much or even experiment and now I'm getting better at thinking what things go with what and trying new things. 

I suppose the discovery of Rocket Salad has helped too. Trust me, once you find a salad/salad leaves you actually like, STICK WITH IT. I'm not really a lover of mixed leaf salad or cabbage for example, so now that I've found a salad I genuinely like, it's helped a LOT. Salad goes near enough with everything and I always keep a bag in my fridge - even if I'm making something light like stuffed mushrooms for lunch, I'll throw some rocket salad alongside with it just to stop it looking like something is missing.


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I discovered these grilled chorizo and halloumi burgers at Reading Festival and loved them so much that me and my friend must have gone back at least four times over the course of the weekend. I tracked down the full (but short) list of ingredients and discovered that a harissa yogurt sauce is super tasty with it, but I've yet to attempt making it myself.

The burgers are great on their own, but if you do need a sauce to add with it, I've also tried Nando's Perinaise.

The method is actually super simple. I usually buy a chorizo sausage as this lasts for a few burgers and I can use it throughout the week in other recipes, but you may be better off with the slices if making them just the once.

1 X chorizo sausage
1 X pack of brioche buns
1 X pack of Halloumi
1X pack of wild rocket salad

This will cost you £6.39 from Tesco, £5.75 from Asda and £6.10 from Sainsbury's. On average, these ingredients make around four burgers.

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ONE Chop the halloumi into slices, and the chorizo sausages into mini slices. I like mine quite thick.
TWO Grab a medium sized frying pan and either heat up some cooking oil or butter. I use butter because I just think it's healthier.
THREE If it's big enough, pop the chorizo sausage in together with the halloumi. If not, do the halloumi first. Each will take about 5-10 minutes to cook, but keep an eye on the halloumi as it cooks very quickly. Despite this, it will tend to look sort of burnt when done.
FOUR Meanwhile, cut the brioche buns in half and pop them in the oven just to make them a tad crispy.
FIVE Once the halloumi and chorizo is done, remove it from the pan and arrange it onto the buns. I tend to put the rocket salad on the bottom, then the halloumi, then the chorizo.

It's as simple as that - and it's absolutely delicious. A burger is perfect for lunch, or, for dinner, sprinkle some rocket on the side with a splash of balsamic vinegar, and I tend to do either wedges or sweet potato fries with it, too.

It's fast become my go-to meal.

It's not the healthiest option out there but it's a bit different and is an alternative to, say, a big mac. Plus the chorizo is always full of flavour!

Would you try this? Let me know with a comment below!

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1 comment:

  1. This is actually SUCH a good idea, sounds delicious and so easy! Thanks for sharing! x


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