Friday, 27 July 2012

Olympic Flames

It's finally here- day one of the Olympics- home turf, big up, much love- this is epic!

After all the crazy building, lane closures and inconvenient construction, we Brits finally get to see the fruits of our labour- a glorious Olympic Stadium and a country of united fans all proudly awaiting the starter pistol's shot at 20:12 this evening. Now, I'm not even a big sports fan (as my best friend, Karen, will attest- I was the very chubby kid picked last on sports day and thinking up any excuse to get out of sponsored walks), however years later, the thought of watching someone else in the prime of their sporting life, in my home town, battling it out for a gold medal- well, I salute you, sir.

So, today's menu has got to be EPIC. As usual I asked my hubbie what he felt liked eating today, and unflinching, he replied "Meat and Burger". Should have known, eh? Men, and bravado only ever mean Meat! So dedicated to the one I love, for the country I love, here they are, my Olympic Flames.

Makes 4 burgers.


1. 2 tsp coriander powder
2. 2 tbsp soya sauce
3. 1 tbsp tomato paste
4. 3 tsp all seasoning powder
5. 2 tsp ground cinnamon
6. 1 tsp chilli powder
7. Minced lamb


1. Add ingredients 1-6 to to the minced lamb.
2. Fork the mixture together
3. Make into balls, flatten and drizzle with olive oil on both sides
5. Flame grill or barbecue for approx 10mins

I've done some 'Olympic' onion rings to have on the side- anything circular, really. Slice them up and show your support London!


  1. A very appropriate Olympic flamed burger! YUM x

  2. Yes, we're going for the gold! I keep telling myself I'm stuffing my face for my country! x