Daily Cookie

April 11, 2008, 3:24 pm
Filed under: Feast

Before I wrtie about my recent trip to Jamaica Mon, I thought I would share a new recipe that I have now tried twice.  I found this one in a great cookbook my parents gave me for Christmas.  It’s a book highlighting some of Boston’s best restaurants and their most popular dishes.  This was is from the Deluxe Diner.

I love to cook when I have the time.  And I must admit I have become a good cook.  I truly enjoy it and it makes me feel so domestic.  The whole shopping for the best ingredients, and all the prep and presentation, is something I take pride in and feel is a true reflection of my profession.  It’s all in the details.  

I know I will be grilling these all summer.  Try them with a simple green salad or something with a slightly sweet taste.  The other night I served them with a fennel and avocado salad and just made a light champagne mustard vinaigrette. 

Bon Appetite!

1 tbsp mustard seeds

3 tbsp applesauce (I prefer organic)

1 tbsp plain yogurt (I use Greek non fat)

2 tsps curry powder

3/4 tsps salt (kosher)

1/4 tsps cayenne pepper

1 lb lean ground turkey breast

1/4 cup chopped scallions (about 1 or 2, use the green and white parts)

Fresh mint (chopped, about 5 or 6 leaves)

2-3 tbsps peeled and grated apples (granny smith are best)

2 tbsp mango chutny (I prfer the sweet, but you could try the hot if you are the spicy type!)

Lettuce and tomates for serving

Bulkie rolls (or a brioche or portugese sweet roll)

Toast mustard seeds (this is fun – they actually pop!)

Mix applesauce, yogurt, chutney, curry, salt, and cayenne with toasted seeds.

Add turkey, scallions, mint and apple.

Make patties, but not too tight. Then grill away!