I love a good vege burger and these pattie-less ones are super simple to prepare and packed with so much flavour thanks to the salsa verde. I like my smoky potatoes a little charred and crispy so I give them a double cooking but they are also lovely eaten straight from the foil parcels if you’re not fussed. If you don’t have any preserved lemons for the aioli, use 1-2 teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest and a tiny squeeze of lemon juice instead. I like to be generous with the haloumi, but at a pinch, you could get away with using just one packet if preferred. This salsa verde recipe will make more than you’ll need for the burgers, but it will store in the fridge for up to a week and is delicious stirred through pasta, spread on sandwiches or dolloped on salads.
Recipe Tag: burger
Paua is such a treat when you can get it, although mincing it can be a bit of a fiddle. However you can find frozen pre-minced paua in seafood stores. Here the flavourings are kept fairly simple. Don’t overdo the horopito – the warm citrus notes can give quite a camphor-like taste when used in excess.