Ostrich lettuce cup burgers with sweet potato fries and basil pesto

4-6 servings Cooking: 30 mins
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A lip-smacking burger with all the trimmings - suitable for lunch or supper!

By Food24 September 20 2016
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Ingredients (11)

1 Tbs olive oil — extra virgin
salt — Himalayan
1/4 cup soy sauce — low sodium
1/2 fresh ginger — chopped
1/2 cup water
2 Tbs xylitol
8 lettuce
4 sweet potato — julienned
1 Tbs olive oil — extra virgin
1/2 cup pesto
6 ostrich — patties
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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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