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,

stalks removed

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,

to serve

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 •

salt 3.9g

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& halloumi burgers, p90
Miso mushroom & halloumi burgers, p90

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