I started my food blog almost three years ago. Since that time, I have delved into my extensive recipe collection, my cookbooks and online files to find new recipes for my blog. When I do prepare an old recipe, my husband says, “We haven’t this in awhile. All the recipes for this blog have been tasted by my husband and me and sometimes my children and their spouses.
I was at Wegmans on Monday hoping to pick up a three pound package of ground turkey, but they only had one pound packages available. Since I had nothing planned for supper, I decided I would purchase the one pound
package of ground turkey and make turkey spinach sliders from www.epicurious.com . The recipe required a fresh lemon and a bunch of scallions and spinach. Some of the comments on the recipe web page recommended brioche rolls, however, Whole Foods only sold them in a 6 pack. The thought of these delicious, rich rolls in the house would be too tempting for me, so I chose two challah rolls.
Before I went to work the other day, I quickly prepared the burgers. A quick rough chop of the spinach was needed as well as sliced scallions, salt, pepper and ground cumin. To dress the burgers, I followed one of the suggestions and made a lemon-garlic aioli.
When I came home from work, my husband was under the weather, so I made a burger for myself. While one of the comments on the recipe suggested grilling the burger, I used my Greenpan and sautéed the burger with a bit of olive oil. I covered it with a pot lid to ensure the meat was cooked through. A smear of aioli on both sides of the roll, a bit of lettuce and a few pickles and I was ready to eat. The burger cooked up moist and tender. The aioli was a great suggestion as the flavors played off well with the meat and the spinach. The challah roll was a little too thick in portion to the burger. Overall, I think my husband will like these, in fact, my seventeen month old granddaughter would probably too!
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A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.