Thursday, 13 August 2009

Paper Chef #43 - Non-Blogger Entry 1

Pauline's Spicy Couscous Beefburger with Olive and Rosemary Focaccia and Fresh Peaches

Couscous-beefburger (per serving)
3 tbs of couscous
1 cube of vegetable stock
50g of ground organic beef
1/2 chilli pepper, finely chopped
12 cilantro leaves
8 flat parsley leaves
Ground black pepper

Boil water, add vegetable stock. Cook 3 tbs of couscous during one minute.

Drain the couscous in a colander.

Put the couscous, ground beef, cilantro and parlsey, a pinch of salt and ground black pepper in a food processor and blend briefly.

Chop half a chilli pepper in small cubes and add to the pasty.

Shape the pasty into a burger and fry in a grill pan for 8 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Olive and Rosemary Focaccia
150 g of self raising flour
50 ml of water
olive oil
1 stalk of fresh rosemary (optional: one extra for garnishing)
10 black olives, sliced in halves, core discarded.
salt (preferably sea salt)

In a mixing bowl blend 150 g of self raising flour with 50 ml water and 3 tbs of olive oil.
Add olives and 1 teaspoon of salt and mix until the olives are divided evenly over the dough.
Grease a baking tray with 1 tbs of olive oil.
Preheat the oven at 250 degrees Celsius.
Divide the pastry over the baking tray and sprinkle rosemary and a little more salt on top.
Drizzle olive oil over the foccacia and bake it in the oven for 20 minutes.

Serve with fresh peaches (washed and sliced).

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Interesting idea to add the couscous to the burgers!