Halloumi Aubergine Burgers with a Harissa Sauce
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Serves: Makes 4
  • 2 packs halloumi (cut into thick slices, you will have 8-10 slices in total)
  • ½ aubergine (cut into 8 round slices)
  • 1 small pot creme fraiche
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 tsp harissa paste
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/ pepper
  • 1 small bunch fres parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled and crushed)
  • 4 burger buns, rocket and other salad garnishes for the burgers
  1. In a small mixing bowl add the creme fraiche, garlic, lemon juice, harissa paste and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Place in the fridge until needed.
  2. Heat a griddle pan. Brush the aubergine slices on each side with olive oil. Place on the hot pan and griddle on each side for 2 mins. Place in a low heated oven to keep warm.
  3. Add the halloumi slices to the pan and cook on each side for 2-3 mins. Place in the oven to keep warm.
  4. Slice the burgers. Pop each side face down in the griddle pan for just 1 min.
  5. Take each burger and add a dollop of the harissa sauce on the base. Top with some rocket and any other garnish then top with the aubergines followed by the halloumi. Add a final spoonful of the harissa sauce on top and then repeat with the other burgers. Serve right away.
Recipe by A Modern Rose at http://www.amodernrose.com/halloumi-aubergine-burgers-with-a-harissa-sauce/