Monday, September 8, 2008

Ok I get it Now...

So I posted my first entry without reviewing the previous posts... sorry there were no pictures. But now I see that the postings should have something to do with fabulous recipes created by the poster... well this week Baltimore will be invaded by a host of Cal fans and we plan on showing them a great time. We begin on Wednesday with dinner at Kali's Mezzi in Fells Point, a mediterranean small plate menu with a Greek flair. Then on Thursday we are hosting a true Baltimore crab feast on our deck, poolside and I do promise pictures of the before and after mess. Those Californians will have to learn something about real crabs and not those Dungeoness type they eat out there... there will be lots of beer to wash down the spicey crustaceans. Then on Friday night its off to Antrim 1844, an old Civil War Inn; very appropriate after spending the day at Gettysburg! Then of course its the tail gate extraveganza on Saturday and by Sunday we'll be doing feta burgers on the grill... recipe to follow. So you see we will be eating our way through the Cal visit and of course picking great wines to go along. A great time guaranteed for all!

Greek Style Burgers with Feta Aioli (8 ww points)
from Cooking Light
serves 5

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)
2 TB light mayo
2 TB plain fat free yogurt
1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper

5 slices red onions, cut 1/2 inch thick
cooking spray
1 lb. lean ground beef
3/4 cup fresh breadcrumb
1/3 cup chopped bottled roasted red pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp coarsely ground pepper
1 10 oz. package frozen spinach, thawed, drained, squeezed dry
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, crushed
5 sourdough rolls (1 1/2 oz)

1. to prepare aioli, combine first 4 ingredients in a food processor, pulse 1 minute or until smooth, cover and chill; prepare grill or broiler to prepare burgers and place onion slices on a grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray and cook for about 2 minutes each side

2. set aside
3. combine beef and next 9 ingredients (beef through crushed garlic) in a large bowl
divid the beef mix into 5 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2 " thick patty
place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray and cook for about 6 minutes each side
4. spread a bit of the aioli on the bun, add 1 slice of the cooked red onion, top with a burger and Wow... enjoy a great treat!!

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