It's amazing that a bit of good weather can suddenly bring out the Neanderthal in all of us - "It's sunny - let's through large amounts of red meat onto an open fire and eat outside with the flies and things...."
But, not being immune myself, we decided to venture outdoors last weekend and fire up the pit - cows and chickens everywhere, beware.....
The menu, in fairness, wasn't overly adventurous - Kofta Burgers with Portabello Mushroom and Fried Chicken with Animal Ice-Cream for dessert.
Some years ago we got tired with the same old burgers - I've always made my own (mix mince beef, herbs and seasoning of choice, breadcrumbs and egg to bind and grill/fry as needed) but this got just plain boring. Whilst making a recipe for Indian Koftas (meatballs in a spicy sauce) I suddenly realised that I didn't have all the ingredients for the sauce. So, left with spiced meat balls and no dinner, I did what any self respecting man would do - flatten, grill and cover with cheese and ketchup......the rest, as they say, is history.
1/2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
Chop the onion, the deseeded chillies and garlic together