May 9, 2013 Leave a comment
(image via GOOP)
Hell has frozen over: I’m putting a savory recipe up on the blog!
To be fair, it’s actually not mine, it’s Gwyneth’s (we’ll get to that), and I have put one (or two?) up in the past- but the occasion is still pretty rare. Seeing as it’s been a while since I did a food/cooking post, I thought I’d break the streak with something different.
It all started while reading this hilarious review of Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook It’s All Good on The Huffington Post. I’ll admit, I actually kind of like her and find myself consistently interested in whatever newest food/diet/health thing she seems to be advocating. That being said, I can’t deny writing a “recipe” for a hard-boiled egg in a cookbook is slightly ridiculous (just as the Huff Post points out- The Joy Of Cooking was already written). The article pokes fun at some other impossibly simple recipes (ex. popcorn), which made me curious about the rest of the book… So I decided to snoop around and see if any legit recipes that weren’t funny had made it up onto the internet. To my delight, her website GOOP had posted several in an article promoting the book’s release. The Thai-Style Chicken Burgers looked delicious and seemed pretty easy (2 Steps, no bougie equipment), so I decided to give them a whirl…
For the prep, all you have to do is mince the ingredients, measure a couple teaspoons of fish sauce, then combine everything with the ground chicken (I used organic dark meat). One of my favorite tricks when I make regular burgers is to sauté the shallots + garlic with a pinch of salt, let cool, then mix them into the meat- so I decided to take the extra step and do the same with these (worth it!).
I served my burgers in lettuce cups with a touch of Vegenaise spread on top- perfect combination.
Lastly, to keep with the Asian theme, I also made a side of sautéed bok choy drizzled in toasted sesame oil.
These burgers were so tasty that I was way more into eating them than taking pictures once they were cooked. That’s the problem with blogging food- I don’t like cold meals!
But for the record- they looked pretty much exactly the same as the one pictured above.