Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Date Night Dinner: Lamb Burgers with a Mediterranean Compote and Mint Aioli

Print Friendly and PDF
With all of the festiveness going on in our house lately, I was ready for a savory break.  Lamb is one of my favorite meats but we rarely buy it ,mainly because hello!  It is so expensive!  But, we lucked out and lamb was on sale last week at our local organic food store.  A pound went into my shopping cart before my brain realized what my hands had done!

One of our favorite dinners is from the Breslin restaurant in the Ace Hotel in New York.  The lamb burger is a decadent treat but too expensive to be somewhere we go often.  It's used for super special occasions or when we have friends and family we're looking to feed well.  I wanted to recreate the juicy lamb burger they make so well at home.

A lot of people think I'm crazy that I leave work at 7 and want to come home and cook a meal like this one.  But just because it sounds fancy and tastes absolutely insanely delicious, doesn't mean it has to be a ton of hard work.  In fact, the whole thing came together with time to spare as we waited for the oven fries to finish crisping up.
Lamb Burgers with Mediterranean Compote & Mint Aioli
Serves:  2 (2 burgers)
2/3 pound ground lamb
2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
2 kaiser rolls, toasted

Mediterranean Compote:
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup olives, diced
1 roasted red pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 teaspoon mint, minced
1 teaspoon parsley, minced

Mint Aioli:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons mint, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt

Burgers:  To make the burgers, form lamb into 2 patties.  Season with seasoning on both sides.  Grill 6-8 minutes per side, until fully cooked through but still juicy.  Place on kaiser rolls immediately so rolls can soak up extra juice!

Mediterranean Compote:  While burgers are cooking, combine feta cheese, olives, roasted red pepper, onion, mint, and parsley.  Divide evenly over the burgers.

Mint Aioli:  Combine mayonnaise, mint, and salt.  Spread on the cut side of each top roll.  Cover and serve burgers immediately.


  1. Mens Rolex Watches is a Los Angeles-based wholesaler and online retailer of authentic luxury watches. Their experts have a combined expertise of over 75 years of selling, buying and distributing authentic Rolex and other luxury watches worldwide.

  2. new horizon security services richmond va Security service by New Horizon Security, armed/unarmed security guards officers for personal, business government. Inc. 5000 3 years, see why click now.


©2009-2013 All photos, recipes, and content on are copyright protected. Do not copy, distribute, or use without permission. Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
Powered by Blogger.

Get Recipes Right to Your Inbox!

Football Fun!