A bite of the Big Apple

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The new Sex And The City release means New York is hot right now. A flight over the Atlantic not an option? You can still get a bite of the Big Apple…here’s how


Blue cheese burgers
Gordon Ramsay spices up his version of the classic with some potent blue cheese. Serve with baked sweet potatoes and coleslaw for an all American barbecue dinner.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Ingredients (serves 6-8):
1kg lean beef mince
1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
Small bunch of chives, chopped
Few dashes Tabasco sauce
2tsp Worcester sauce
1 tsp English mustard
Olive oil (drizzle)

To serve:
6-8 burger buns, split
100g blue cheese, crumbled
Handful of salad leaves
Sliced tomato
Sliced avocado
Mayonnaise or ketchup


Step 1:
Put all the ingredients, except the oil, into a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix until well combined, using your hands. Break off a small piece of the mixture, shape into a ball and fry in an oiled pan until cooked, then taste for seasoning.
Adjust the seasoning of the uncooked mixture as necessary. Cover the bowl with cling film and chill for a few hours.

Step 2: Preheat a griddle pan on the hob or heat up the barbecue. With wet hands, shape the burgers into 6-8 neat patties. Brush or drizzle the patties with a little olive oil and cook for about 7-10 minutes, turning them over halfway through. Once they’re cooked, they should still be slightly pink in the centre.

Step 3: When the burgers are almost ready, drizzle the cut side of the burger buns with a little olive oil. Toast the buns, cut side down, on the barbecue or griddle until lightly golden.

Step 4: To serve, sandwich the burger patties between the buns and crumble over the cheese with some salad leaves, tomato and avocado slices, and a dollop of mayonnaise or ketchup.

Need to know:
Per portion:

Fat 20.1g
Kcals: 342


From Gordon Ramsay’s World Kitchen, Quadrille, £20

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