I'm feeling better after my ketchup burst rants. Lucky you that you got to witness them. ;)
It's about freaking time for a food post, wouldn't you say?!
Okay, so this ain't the greatest picture. Maybe I took a bite and then decided I should photograph this beauty. So sue me. After I look at it some more, I can't believe I didn't just TURN THE PLATE AROUND and take a picture of the side that doesn't have the bite taken out of it...DORK.
Initially I was going to make chicken burgers. When I went to the grocery however, I was dismayed to see that I could not in fact buy a pound of ground chicken. What's that, you say?
Yes, it's true. They have 13 oz. of prepackaged ground chicken or 20 oz. of prepackaged ground turkey. You cannot buy a pound of ground white meat to save your life at QFC. Color me annoyed.
You know me. You know where this is going...I bought the turkey. Here's the deal-e-o...
13, 16, or 20 oz of ground chicken or turkey
a bit of chopped fresh rosemary (1 t?)
a bit of ground pepper
one minced garlic clove
mix this all together gently with a little sea salt and form into four patties. I didn't have fresh rosemary and my little rosemary plant is struggling right now. If you find yourself in similar circumstances, do what I did; Take about 1 t. of dried rosemary and crumple it in your fingers with a teensy bit of hot water, then add it to the meat.
You can cook the patties on the grill or stovetop. It's grey here today, so I did it on the stovetop in my grill pan. While the burgers are cooking (flip only once, please) saute 2 sliced shallots in a little olive oil. Then, mix up 1/4 c crumbled blue cheese with 1/4 cup mayonnaise.
Burger assembly goes like this:
bun of your choosing...on the bottom half, place a half dozen or so fresh spinach leaves, then the patty, then the blue cheese stuff, then a pile of shallots, then the lid. Chew. Enjoy. If you want to be fancy, you can chiffonade the spinach (that means cut into ribbons).
I served these with fresh veggies and ranch (staple at our house) and some heated up chili beans...yep straight from the can. Cuz that's how I roll on a Monday.
One of these days, I'm going to get better at writing out recipes. Until then, pay attention and try to keep up. ;)