Middle Eastern sausage patties with tomato-pistachio relish

Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy Free, Soy Free

2 Servings, 650 Calories/Serving

30 Minutes

These easy patties have wonderfully complex flavor, seasoned partly with baharat, a classic Middle Eastern blend of paprika, coriander, and cumin. We love the contrast of the warming spices against the cooling relish with tangy preserved lemon and fresh mint.

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces cauliflower
  • 1 red onion
  • Fresh dill
  • 1 ounce pistachios
  • 5 ounces ground lamb
  • 5 ounces ground beef
  • Sausage spice blend (baharat - garlic powder - salt)
  • ¼ pound cherry tomatoes
  • 1½ ounces Castelvetrano olives
  • Preserved lemon peel
  • Fresh mint

Instructions

1

Roast the cauliflower and red onion

Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Cut the cauliflower into florets.
  • Peel the red onion and cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick rounds; separate the rounds into rings.
  • Coarsely chop the dill.
Spread the cauliflower florets and red onion rings on a sheet pan. Drizzle with ½ to 1 tablespoon oil, season generously with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Roast until the vegetables are soft and beginning to caramelize, 14 to 16 minutes. Toss with the dill. While the vegetables roast, toast the pistachios and start sausages.

2

Toast the pistachios

Spread the pistachios on a sheet pan; toast in the oven until fragrant and beginning to brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. While the pistachios toast, start the sausages.

3

Prep the sausage patties

  • Drain the ground lamb and beef on a paper-towel-lined plate.
In a bowl, combine the meats with the sausage spice blend and season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix until just blended, then shape into 4 patties.

4

Cook the sausage patties

In a frying or grill pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil until hot but not smoking. Add the patties and cook until well-browned and cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate to rest. While the patties cook, prepare the relish.

5

Make the relish

  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Coarsely chop the olives.
  • Finely chop the preserved lemon peel.
  • Strip the mint leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives, preserved lemon, mint, pistachios, and 1 tablespoon oil. Stir well, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

6

Serve

Transfer the sausage patties to serving plates. Top with the relish and serve the roasted vegetables alongside.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 650, Protein: 40 g, Total Fat: 44 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 25.5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 11 g, Cholesterol: 105 mg, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Fiber: 9 g, Added Sugar: 1 g, Sodium: 1000 mg

Contains: tree nuts

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