Wow, wow, WOW! Three days later and I still can’t believe what a great film The Great Gasby is. Although it’s been about 8 years since I read the book, I still went into the cinema with high expectations. Fortunately the movie definitely lived up. Between the extravagant sets, outfits, the killer soundtrack produced by Jay-Z, I thought it was a great portrayal of the novel. I sure wouldn’t mind attending one of Gatsby’s parties ;). Once again Leonardo DiCaprio NAILED it! That guy really is like a fine wine- he just gets better with time!
Before hitting up the cinema, a few friends and I went to The Table for dinner. Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and suddenly regretted your order after trying your fellow diners’ meals? Despite looking forward all day to their “Red Snapper Roasted in Japanese Aromatics with Spring Onion Fondue & The Table Farm Spinach”, one bite of Reyna’s Burger with blue cheese & Gayu’s Provencal Lamb Ragout with Pappardelle Pasta instantly made me wish I opted for something meatier.
Although I’m yet to cook lamb or beef on my own, I satisfied my meat craving on Saturday with a homemade Rosemary Chicken Burger. I couldn’t decide what flavors to go with so I just added seasonings as I went along. Fortunately it came together rather deliciously:
Rosemary Chicken Burger – serves 1
- 100g minced chicken breast
- 3 tablespoons oats
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- ½ teaspoon parsley
- 2 teaspoons each of diced onions, diced red pepper & grated carrot
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- In a heated skillet, sauté the onions over medium heat until translucent. Set aside and allow to cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the onions with the remaining ingredients & mix well.
- Using your hands, form above mixture into a patty.
- Pan fry over low heat for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Just for the record, copious amounts of mustard & ketchup were later added. A burger without either would just be wrong! For a vegan alternative, I’m sure subbing in the chicken with tofu or soy mince would work perfectly.
Have you read/seen The Great Gatsby yet? What did you think?
What’s your favorite kind of burger?