Ostrich lettuce cup burgers with sweet potato fries and basil pesto

A lip-smacking burger with all the trimmings - suitable for lunch or supper!
 
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Recipe from: 20 September 2016

Cooking time: 30 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    Tbs
    extra virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • 1/4
    cup
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2
    ginger root – chopped
  • 1/2
    cup
    water
  • 2
    Tbs
    xylitol
  • 8
    large butter lettuce cups
  • 4
    sweet potatoes – cut into thin julienne strips
  • 1
    Tbs
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2
    cup
    homemade pesto
  • 6
    ostrich patties
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

Prepare ostrich marinade: Combine soy sauce, water, sesame oil and xylitol in a small bowl and whisk thoroughly until well combined.

Prepare ostrich patties: Place ostrich patties on a large baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Baste each patty with generous amounts of teriyaki marinade. Cover and allow flavor to seep in for 1-2 hours in the fridge.

Prep sweet potato fries: Place sweet potato strips onto a medium sized baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Himalayan salt. Oven bake at 180°C for 20mins until cooked through. Once cooked change oven to grill and allow to brown for 5 minutes until crisp. Remove from heat.

Cook ostrich patties: While sweet potato fries are cooking, place ostrich patties on warmed braai and grill for 5-6 minutes a side. Once char grilled and fragrant, remove from heat. If you don’t have a braai (BBQ) facility, simply oven grill patties for 10 minutes (turning in between).

To serve: Place washed lettuce cups on a plate. Top with sliced cherry tomatoes, ostrich patty and generous spoonful’s of homemade pesto. Serve together with 1 cup sweet potato fries.


Recipe by Caralishious.

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