If you're planning a Bank Holiday barbeque, why not give this delish recipe a go?
Peter, founder of acclaimed London eaterie Kopapa is a master at combining exciting flavours and he's used the luscious lamb of his native country for inspiration: "The key to a great burger is a combination of the best meat (hence NZ lamb is perfect) and great garnishes.
"When I serve them, I have an assortment of chutneys, pesto, pickles etc on the table and let guests help themselves. However, this combination of feta and avocado is a real crowd pleaser!"
- 500g lamb mince
- 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire or any other brown sauce
- 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
- 12 mint leaves, shredded
- 1 avocado
- ¼ teaspoon finely grated lime zest
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 heaped tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon mustard (Chef Peter prefers English mustard for its fieriness)
- 50g feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 beefsteak tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 burger buns, split open
- 1 butter lettuce, leaves separated
Method1 Use your hands (or a food mixer – not a food processor) and combine the lamb mince, tomato sauce, brown sauce, spring onions and ½ the mint leaves.
2 Divide into 4 portions then roll out and flatten to around 1cm thick patties.
3 Place on a tray in the fridge to firm up for anywhere between 2 hours and overnight.
4 Remove the flesh from the avocado and mash with the lime zest and juice, then mix in the mayonnaise, mustard and lastly the feta.
5 Mix the remaining mint leaves with the tomatoes and olive oil and season with freshly ground coarse black pepper and sea salt.
6 Cook the patties over medium heat on the bbq until done to your liking then remove and rest in a warm place for 5 minutes while you assemble the burgers.
7 Toast the buns on the cut side and sit the lettuce on. Drain excess juice from the tomatoes and place these on.
8 Sit the cooked patties on top then spoon on the avocado mixture. Gently press the tops on and it’s ready to serve.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Nutrition InformationServes 4
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