James would probably have been just as happy -- or maybe even happier -- with a plain old burger. But I get bored and have to branch out now and then. Tonight it was just a small stretch. Kefta, Middle Eastern fried meat patties made with seasoned beef or often lamb. I mixed cumin, parsley, coriander, cayenne, S&P, grated onion and a pinch of cinnamon into ground beef and formed oblong patties to pan fry in a combination of olive oil and butter. I served the crisped kefta on top of saffron scented rice with a cucumber celery salad, hummus, and, slipping just a little further East, spicy Harissa, a tunisian fiery flavorful hot sauce.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.