BBC Good Food Magazine
Miso mushroom & halloumi burgers
When I want to lift the flavour of vegetables like mushrooms, aubergines or onions, I reach for miso. It’s packed with savoury umami and, when mixed with butter, makes vegetables feel more substantial and rich. It’s not an exclusively vegetarian flavour booster either – use this miso butter on steaks and chops, too.
SERVES 4 PREP 20 mins COOK 30 mins EASY V
4 large portobello mushrooms,
1 large red onion, cut into
4 thick slices
250g block halloumi, cut into
8 thick slices
4 burger buns, split
2 tomatoes, sliced
4 handfuls of rocket or other
peppery leaves burger sauce of your choice,
For the miso butter 100g softened butter 2 tbsp white miso
2 tbsp light soy sauce 1 large garlic clove, grated
1 For the miso butter, beat all the ingredients together in a small bowl, then set aside.
2 Light the barbecue. When the coals are ashen, tip more coals into one side so you have two heat zones. Brush the mushrooms and onion with some of the miso butter, then put on the grill and cook for 10 mins, basting and turning occasionally. (When you turn the onions, use a spatula so they don’t separate into rings.) When the veg is charred and has softened, move it to the edge of the cooler side of the barbecue to keep warm. Continue to baste with the butter occasionally.
3 Cook the halloumi directly on the grill until browned and lightly charred. When the halloumi is done, brush the cut sides of the buns with the remaining miso butter and toast on the grill. Fill the buns with the mushrooms, onions, halloumi, tomatoes, rocket and burger sauce.
GOOD TO KNOW calcium • folate • fibre • vit c •
2 of 5-a-day
PER SERVING 452 kcals • fat 26g • saturates 16g •
carbs 31g • sugars 11g • fibre 5g • protein 22g •