Tuesday, 14 December 2010
I’ve never met a man that didn’t like a juicy hamburger- but believe it or not, it’s pretty easy to indulge without having to sacrifice all the work you put in at the gym, or lack thereof. You can definitely enjoy some great burgers that are healthy and mouthwatering if you’re willing to be a little creative with the ingredients. If you can get creative in the bedroom, I don’t see why the kitchen should be that tough.
So here is my list of gourmet burgers that will leave you with plenty of taste without leaving you with lots of fat.
The Cherry Burger
By mixing in dried cherries in your ground beef this will increase your level of antioxidants and reduce the fat content. The recipe I found calls for combining finely chopped cherries with whole-wheat breadcrumbs, sweet small onions, some garlic, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. This is all combined with lean, ground beef and served on a whole wheat bun. Yes, unusual yet savory, but this definitely a winner.
So this next burger is definitely not for everyone. If you’re adventurous when it comes to eating, then I totally suggest trying this awesome burger which has a beef-like quality but is a much leaner meat. They are really easy to make, and taste pretty close to a regular beef burger. You just combine ground ostrich, garlic, onions, olive oil, and salt and pepper. I dare you to try it!
Wasabi Salmon Burger
This tangy burger incorporates sesame oil and wasabi. You take chopped salmon with scallions, and mix in egg, ginger and sesame oil. If you have some honey lying around add a dash with the wasabi power which will add a real nice flavor. After forming into patties just fry them in the sesame oil, and when done add reduced- fat mayonnaise (trust me you can’t tell the difference) and slice cucumbers as condiments. Add a whole-wheat bun and you’re in business.
Southwestern Pumpkin Burger
Don’t worry! I didn’t forget about my vegetarians. For this burger you’ll need to blend together pumpkin puree, fresh or frozen corn, chopped red or green bell peppers, onions, breadcrumbs, cumin, chopped parsley, garlic, and chili powder. This recipe also calls for wheat germ, though personally I find it nasty so I’m going to say skip it. After you have cooked the patties in olive oil top with some tomato salsa, your favorite cheese, and serve on flour tortillas.
Try one of these out, and let me know what you think! Is a healthy burger too much? Is it taking away from the All American-greasy dripping double cheese bacon burgers of the world?