Broccoli Stalk Burgers

Grillo Recipes     |     Rubbish Cooks     |     Tristan Welch

Broccoli stalks – officially the most underused, the most wasted, the most underrated part of the vegetable out there. We mean proper whole pieces of broccoli with the thick, long stems -the kind you’d hold and sing into when you were a kid as if it were a microphone. And in this incredible recipe, broccoli stalks have never tasted this good. It’s a vegetarian dish with a story, and a (much) more healthy option than nipping into town for a Big Mac.

Serves: 3          Difficulty: Medium          BBQ: Chefs Anvil          Time: 25 minutes

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Broccoli Stalk Burgers Ingredients:

• 3 Broccoli stalks grated
• 1 Red onion
• 1 green chilli, deseeded and very finely chopped
• 3cm fresh ginger, diced
• Juice & zest of lemon
• Pinch of Salt and pepper
• 100g gram flour (chickpea flour)
• ½ tsp baking powder
• ½ tsp turmeric
• ½ small bunch Coriander
• A little vegetable oil for frying
• Apple-cider vinegar
• Burger buns, and salad for garnishing


STEP 1: Peel the woody outside of the broccoli stalks, and discard the outside. Grate the remaining stalks into a bowl.


STEP 2: Add a generous pinch of salt and mix in the sliced red onion, green chilli, fresh ginger, lemon juice and lemon zest, salt and pepper. Leave for 5 minutes to macerate.


STEP 3: Add gram flour, baking powder, and turmeric. Mix until it turns into a batter that starts to bind together.


STEP 4: Divide the mixture into 3 and fry in a little oil, until golden on both sides. Grill some more slices of red onion, basting in a little apple-cider.


STEP 5: Serve in your favourite buns with your favourite sauces & salads.


STEP 6: Enjoy!

Recipe contributor: Tristan Welch – Cambridge, UK

Tristan Welch is an award winning chef, who has trained with Gary Rhodes, Michel Roux Jr and Gordon Ramsay to name but a few. He worked his way up the food chain at top restaurants in London and Paris, including Le Gavroche and L’Arpège, before spending three years working in the Caribbean.

Now returned to Cambridge, Tristan’s new series Rubbish Cooks has gained a massive following. Combining his super creative chef talents and passion for food waste, Rubbish Cooks is a movement that takes items that would normally be wasted, and makes a delicious meal out of it. Tristan goes in to your bins, and creates something delightful. Follow Grillo to keep in touch and be inspired by this incredible series!

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