Recipe: Italian-style Burger with Prosciutto and Buffalo Mozzarella

I love Italian cuisine. These burgers require no cooking at all (apart from heating the bun) and are fresh & delicious! Serves 4.

Ingredients
2 large roma tomatoes, sliced
150g thinly shaved prosciutto
1 buffalo mozzarella, sliced
1 bunch basil
Extra virgin olive oil
Garlic-infused olive oil (optional)
4 turkish bread rolls
Salt & Pepper
METHOD
Cut the bread rolls in half, brush with a little extra virgin olive oil and toast oil-side down until firm, then turn over for a minute or two until light brown. Top with the sliced tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil leaves (torn) and prosciutto. Season to taste with salt & pepper and drizzle with a little garlic infused olive oil. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe: Rocket & Radicchio Salad with Parmesan, Toasted Pine Nuts & Aged Balsamic

My 100th post! This is my favourite salad at the moment. Radicchio is like a very bitter lettuce and so the sweetness of the aged balsamic is important to balance this salad out. The toasted pine nuts add a nice crunch. Delicious! This is a Jamie Oliver recipe. Serves 1.

Ingredients
Handful rocket
1/4 radicchio, finely sliced
Small handful grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve
1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts
Salt & Pepper
METHOD
In a large bowl toss together the rocket, radicchio and parmesan. Add the balsamic, olive oil, toasted pine nuts and a little salt & pepper and toss to combine.

Grate over a little extra parmesan just before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe: Beef Burger with Bacon, Cheese & Egg

I don’t often have burgers but when I do I’m not concerned about them being low-fat – I want them to be tasty – and these certainly are! Makes 2 good size burgers.

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BURGER PATTIES MIXTURE
250g beef mince 
1 egg
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped 
1 clove garlic, crushed 
1/4 sml white onion, finely diced 
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
salt & pepper 

BURGERS
2 hamburger buns
2 tablespoons hummus
2 rashers bacon
2 eggs
1 tomato
Lettuce leaves
Tomato sauce, to serve
Slices of cheddar cheese (optional)

METHOD

For the patties, mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and form 2 large patties, set aside.

Cook the bacon in a pan until crispy, set aside. Cook the patties in the leftover bacon juices (3-4mins each side) and add the eggs to pan toward the end of the cooking process and cook to your liking.

Put 1 tablespoon hummus on the bottom of the hamburger bun, top with lettuce, tomato, the beef patty, bacon rasher, egg and tomato sauce. Serve with your favourite oven chips. Enjoy!

Optionally after you have turned the beef patties over once in the pan, top them with 3-4 slices of cheddar cheese and let that melt over the top of the patty before placing on the hamburger bun for that extra bit of taste!