My first attempt at burgers this summer was disastrous. In an epic way. I had never grilled by myself before and I thought "how hard can burgers be?"
Imagine a hockey puck but thicker, made out of ground beef. The outside is completely charred. Oh, and the inside is still raw. Now picture it in a bun with a diameter 3x the size of the burger puck. It was pathetic.
Now, as the summer progressed, so did my burger making abilities. They slowly became flatter, wider, and more delicious. Finally I found this recipe, and I surprised even myself with how delicious an easy burger could be.
*Bonus: It goes perfectly with the Cajun grilled veggies*
I only just started eating vegetables this summer, and the dish that made me realize they weren't so bad was this one. I made it originally with zucchini, yellow squash, yellow onions and red peppers. It was bright and colorful and the flavor was out of this world. I've been making it ever since! (Here is the original recipe)
You will need:
- vegetables of your choosing: for this batch I used 1 small zucchini, 1 small yellow squash, 1/2 package of baby bella mushrooms and 1/2 package of mini corn
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 tsp Cajun seasoning: I use Emeril's Bayou Blast!
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne (or a little more, if you like things spicy)
- 1 tbs Worcester sauce (in a pinch I have used soy sauce with a little bit of water before. Came out great)
This is a recipe I figured out by combining several recipes I found online for fish. I made it with tilapia once, but the cajun seasoning just compliments the salmon, in my opinion.
I bought this in March...and it's already half empty!
- Cajun seasoning of your choice (I like Emeril's Bayou Blast, but feel free to substitute your own or even mix together some seasonings
- aluminum foil big enough to wrap around the salmon