pilchard burgers with chakalaka banner

product used

lucky star pilchards in tomato sauce

SHARE RECIPE

30

4-6

8

PILCHARD BURGERS WITH CHAKALAKA

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 x 400 g can Lucky Star Pilchards in Tomato Sauce
  • 1 x 410 g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 slices wholewheat bread, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) chutney
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) dried mixed herbs
  • Seasoned flour, for dusting
  • Chakalaka:
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 4 – 6 burger buns
  • 4 tsp (20 ml) tangy mayonnaise
  • Handful baby spinach leaves
  • 2 gherkins, sliced lengthways

METHOD

  1. Drain the pilchards and reserve the sauce. Mash the chickpeas and pilchards together.
  2. Add the finely chopped bread, egg, chutney and herbs.
  3. Divide the mixture into 4 – 6 balls and shape into patties. Dust with flour and place in the fridge to firm up while the Chakalaka is being made.
  4. Chakalaka:
  5. Heat a small amount of oil in a saucepan, add the onion and chilli and cook over a medium heat until softened and golden.
  6. Add the vinegar and sugar, stirring well so it doesn’t burn.
  7. Add the tomatoes, reserved pilchard sauce and grated carrot, turn the heat down and allow to simmer for 10 – 15 minutes until softened and thickened. Remove from heat.
  8. Heat a little oil in a shallow frying pan. Reduce the heat and add the burger patties to the pan. Turn them after 3 – 4 minutes and allow to cook evenly before removing from the pan.
  9. Cut open the burger buns and spread the bottom half with mayonnaise. Layer each bun with spinach leaves, gherkin slices, a burger patty and a heaped spoonful of chakalaka. Balance the remaining bun half on top and serve.

NOTES

To get the perfect shape and size of the burger patty, use the lid from any jar (like a peanut butter jar) to get the right size

other recipes you may like

temp

SMOKED MUSSELS ON AVO TOAST

Satisfy all with our Smoked Mussels on toast recipe topped with avocado, fresh parsley and cherry tomatoes. Lucky tip: Garnish with fine red chillies.

View Recipe
temp

FISH PARCELS ON THE BRAAI

Add flavour to your braai by preparing this mouth-watering Fish Parcels On The Braai recipe using our Lucky Star Pilchards in Hot Chilli Sauce product. Lucky tip: Place the foil parcels gently on the braai grid for 20 – 25 minutes.

View Recipe
temp

PILCHARD MAYO 3 WAYS

Showing you 3 ways to whip up your tasty Pilchard Mayo recipe using our Lucky Star Pilchards in Sweet Chilli Sauce product. It's the taste from home.

View Recipe
Click here for full T's & C's

thank you for signing up to our newsletter!