Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ReviewAndARecipe: Meet my new "Staub" Grill pan + Grilled Turkey Burger

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World renowned chefs Paul Bocuse, Thomas Keller, Jean Joho, Joel Robuchon and I have something in common. Nope, certainly not the culinary talent. Then????? What I meant is that I have joined the ranks of  these chefs by acquiring the "Staub" line of cookware. A Staub Grill Pan to be specific! Now that the temperature is slowly falling,atleast in the North-east, its a perfect time for me to move the party indoors. So an indoor grill pan that can be used on the stove top and in the conventional oven is perfect choice item for "right now" and "round the year". Thanks to CSN Stores for allowing me to pick this item to write a review about. If by the end of this post you are impressed with this pan, hurry up and get it here as its on sale for $100 bucks.
I don't have to tell about the Staub brand..If you ask someone in the culinary industry this is what they would say -- Le Creuset is for the masses, Staub is for those in the know. Enough said.
So What is so special about this pan?The pan is made with the best durable cast-iron(Pay Attention Vegetarians and Anemic People) with a removable silicone handle. The feature I love the best about this is that it has 2 spouts to drain all the drippings. And most importantly knife resistant. And it gets better and better with use because the oils when used while cooking permeate the minuscule pores and create a natural, smooth non-stick surface. How cool is that? 
Now on to the recipe..

  • 2 1/2 Cups Ground meat of choice ( I used Ground Turkey)
  • 2 stale Whole wheat bread, toasted and crumbed
  • 1/2 cup Yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mint and Cilantro, finely chopped and packed
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 3 Hot Green Chilli or 1 Jalapeno
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cracked pepper or more
  • 1 Egg, whisked
  • 1/2 tsp Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Mix all the ingredients in a wide bowl. 
  • Knead with hands just enough until they are all combined.
  • Shape the meat- mixture into even sized balls(12-13) and gently press them to form patties.
  • Oil and the heat the grill pan.
  • Grill the patties on medium flame(Gas Mark 5) for 6-7 minutes per side. 
  • Serve it with any fixings of choice.
Makes 12-13 mid-sized patties.

For the Mango-Cucumber Tzatziki/Raita:
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Mango, grated
  • 3/4 Cup Cucumber, grated
  • 1/4 Cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 21/2 Cups Thick Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Cracked Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cracked Cumin seeds
  • Salt for taste
  • Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until serving.

This is how I ate my  Burger - With a middle-eastern flair..
Some Reposts for AWED:Turkey hosted at Janet's.

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  1. Hi dear, recently even I bought my grill pan and boasted about it in my space, it surely is a treasure in the kitchen. I make my veg kababs on it and love those deep grill lines on it and am loving urs too.

  2. Grill pan looks prefect...droolworthy meat patties..

  3. very handy and cute grill yum recipe, loved the way you organized ur plate :)

  4. Great clicks and delicious burgers Lassie..

  5. Thanks for submitting your old posts to AWED. :)

  6. I always have the dream to own a griller..but right now its not possible as we are not settled any where....hope to fulfill the dream soon...loved the grilled turkey burger....

  7. Ooo nice grill pan! I love the sound of that raita! Can I come over for dinner??

  8. Yummy burgers and a terrific grill pan there!

  9. Love this pan especially how the handles are designed.

  10. I love those lines on the grilled burgers.
    wish u had a vegie version to try!

  11. Adding this to my wish list !!! Burgers look so good !!!

  12. wow! you know your stuff, lady! I could surely do more with one of those!

  13. Congratulations on the lovely pan. And great recipe.

  14. I love the grill marks on the food. Lovely clicks.

  15. A great pan! Those burgers look so irresistible!



  16. Une recette très gourmande. j'aime beaucoup.
    J'en aurai mangé avec plaisir.
    See soon.


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