Thursday, August 12, 2010
I couldn't locate the recipe online in the William Sonoma Cookbooks, but knew my Mom would have it. Here's the email she sent me with her typical greeting. I love my Mom!
Here's the recipe: Perfect for this time of year when the tomatoes are ripe!
2 lb. ground lamb
1/4 c. red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 T. chopped fresh mint, plus fresh sprigs for garnish
1/2 t. ground cumin
1 t. salt
1/2 t. coarsely ground pepper
24 whole cloves garlic
4 T. extra-virgin olive oil
4 - 6 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
6 slices rustic country style bread
Combine the lamb, oniln, minced garlic, 2 T. of the chopped mint, cumin, 1 t. salt, and 1/2 t. pepper. Mix well and form 6 patties. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hr.
Bring a small saucepan 3/4 full of water to a boil. Add the garlic cloves and simmer, uncovered, until just soft, 10-15 min. Drain, and reserve the garlic.
In a frying pan over med. heat, warm 2 T. of the olive oil. Add the tomatoes,the remaining 4 T. of chopped mint, the garlic cloves and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until the juices evaporate and the sauce thickens slightly, 5-10 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and keep warm.
Brush the bread slices with remaining 2 T. olive oil and place on grill. Grill the lamb burgers at the same time, turning once, about 4-5 minutes for each side.
To serve, place 1 slice of grilled bread on each plate and top with a lamb burger. Spoon the warm sauce on top and garnish with the mint sprigs. Serve immediately. Enjoy! ( and think of home!) :-)
(Williams-Sonoma kitchen library)
Posted by rbeahrs at 8:25 PM