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Mushroom Burgers with Haloumi

July 13, 2022

Serves 4
Cook time: <30mins


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped herbs (parsley, thyme, basil, oregano….)
  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce (?!)
  • 4 slices haloumi
  • Plain flour for dusting
  • Pickles to serve
  • 4 burger buns of your choice, toasted on cut sides


  1. Mix butter with herbs, anchovy, garlic, curry powder and a squeeze of lemon juice to make a spreadable consistency.
  2. Heat a grill or barbecue until hot, brush mushrooms with herb butter, season and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until well cooked. Brush liberally with herb butter while cooking.
  3. Meanwhile mix mayonnaise with chipotle sauce and set aside. Dust haloumi with flour and cook on grill on both sides until golden and place on top of mushrooms. Squeeze over some lemon juice and dollop with spicy mayonnaise. Add pickles and serve. Leftover butter can be frozen.

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