I was at the supermarket a few days ago and saw some ground chicken. I'd never cooked ground chicken before so I bought a pound--intending to recreate a chicken meatball recipe I'd seen on the 'net earlier this week. When I started prepping the dish this morning, I changed my mind and decided to make chicken burgers instead.
I roasted a beautiful red pepper and a little onion and used them to make a sauce with low-fat mayo to top the finished burgers. Again, I'd never cooked ground chicken before and was unsure about how to season it. When I took the chicken out of the pack I got the idea to add some of the roasted pepper/onions but I'd used them all for the mayo so I just put a few tablespoons of the red pepper mayo in with the ground chicken--along with a few spices and some fresh thyme...
Well, while my burgers were cooking I turned on the tube and low and behold, there was an old episode of Giada at Home--the episode where she made chicken burgers with a rosemary mayonnaise--I couldn't believe it! I'm not sure when the original episode aired but it felt really cool to create a dish that one of my favorite chefs had done and I allowed myself to fantasize that we were cooking together (guess it's true what they say...a mind is a terrible thing to waste...lol). Food serendipity!
Anyway, about the photo of my Ultimate Cluck Burger w/Roasted Red Pepper Mayo...I believe I'm making progress on my food styling/photo-taking. The picture turned out pretty good--if you overlook the fact that there's a little too much lettuce and the burger kept sliding off the bun (yes, there was a bottom bun...lol). Please rate my photo (from 1 to 5 stars) and feel free to share any tips you may have to help me improve my photography skills. Don't hold back and don't be shy. Thanks! :>)
Want the recipe for my Ultimate Cluck Burger w/Roasted Red Pepper Mayo? Get it here.