It’s strange to cook in someone else’s kitchen. But needs must and currently I’m in the UK. Being in the UK is strange. I popped to a local supermarket, Sainsburys Local, and was sadly disappointed at the selection of -fresh- products. I mean, I know it’s just a small supermarket, but come ON, everything was prepackaged, ‘throw in microwave’ meals! There were a few bits and bobs, but spices and raw ingredients were few and far between. So I made a Thai Green Chicken Curry last night and then ventured further afield to shop today.
And I tell you what, it’s a good thing I don’t live in the UK! I went to a GIGANTIC Indian supermarket where I stocked up on coconut oil, coconut flour and discovered loads of awesome things that I resisted purchasing. Darnit. I also found a great health food store where I discovered dehydrated kale chips. Oh. My. God. Those are awesome! Made by InSpiral, these things were like a low carb/paleo eater’s idea of heaven. Raw Cacao and Cinnamon flavor and Wasabi Wheatgrass – so tasty! Not cheap (so it’s a good thing I don’t live locally!), but a really tasty treat. Also discovered some ‘raw’ almond crackers by the same company which were similar to something I’ve made, but they actually stuck together better than mine.
Anyway. I also found a local butcher that does zebra, wildebeest and crocodile meat. They didn’t do bison though, which is what I was looking for. So I got some lean ground beef instead. And made these simple ‘burgers’.
- 500g lean steak mince
- 2 fresh chorizo sausages
- 3 eggs
- 3 slices of smoked spicy cheddar (the Aldi here has a better selection than the Aldi in Spain! Wah!)
- two giant tomatoes
- Decase the sausages (is that a word?) by cutting the skin and discarding it.
- Mix with the ground steak.
- Form into burgers. This made 4 big burgers and 3 teeny tiny burgers (for snacks later!)
- Cook then place piece of cheese on top, cover the pan to allow it to melt a bit.
- Remove from pan, drain out oil and cook the eggs.
- Slice the tomato into, well, slices and use them as the ‘bun’. Place the burger with cheese on top, top with egg.
- I served with my favorite celeriac dish and some quick fried green beans.