Generate a little “heat” at the dinner table with this spicy exotic entrée. Packed with protein, it also boasts several antioxidant-rich spices and, of course, health-enhancing “friendly” bacteria.
If you’re vegan or intolerant to dairy, you can make the sauce in this recipe using coconut or soy yogurt. Dairy lovers may wish to try buffalo milk yogurt. This new kid on the block contains more protein, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium than cows’ milk yogurt. Try its creamy, sweet taste in sauces and dips.
Including spicy dishes such as this one in your weekly menu is an expedient practice. Recent research has associated the intake of spicy foods with longevity.
In large bowl, mix together onion, chili pepper, ginger, and garlic. Add yogurt, curry powder, and cilantro; stir well.
Cube chicken breasts and add to yogurt mixture, coating pieces well. Cover bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 to 3 hours.
In the meantime, to make fennel sauce, remove core from fennel bulb and finely chop remainder, including green tops. Mix fennel with yogurt and cilantro in bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill until skewers are ready to serve.
Thread chicken onto 8 skewers and place on lightly greased grill rack. Grill under preheated broiler for 10 minutes, turning once, until chicken is nicely browned and cooked through.
Transfer skewers to serving plates and serve immediately with fennel yogurt sauce on the side.
Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner. Fresh is best Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.
What worldwide vacation is complete without a stop in Italy? Dad won’t miss the meat in this flavourful mushroom alternative complete with Italian spices and a zesty vegetable tapenade. Portobellos have a uniquely “meaty” texture and act as a sponge to lock in loads of flavour. This meaty plant-based burger is sure to become a favourite—even with any meat-lovers in your life. Custom-made! Don’t be afraid to customize your burger buns to fit your patties. If your bun’s too big, trim off excess and save the trimmed bits of bread, but don’t discard. Instead, cut into small cubes; drizzle with some olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of choice; bake at 350 F (180 C) for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll have delicious homemade croutons for use in soups and salads throughout the week.
Next stop, Asia! This shrimp burger combines classic Asian flavours with unique toppings for rich umami flavour with the saltiness of the ocean. Whether served on a bun or over rice in a more traditional Asian-style meal, try some unique miso yogurt or wasabi mayo dressing for a fabulous flavour bomb. Keep those burgers juicy Place raw patties on a plate or tray, and cover and freeze or refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to keep them together and to lock in moisture.
While on your burger journey, visit Jamaica, where you’ll find the spicy jerk flavours native to this beautiful island. Maple syrup adds a unique, sticky sweetness, while fresh lime juice highlights the fresh, tangy flavours of the Caribbean. Try making your own jerk seasoning or purchase store-bought for an easy shortcut.