Sunday I was perusing one of my favourite food blogs, What’s Gaby Cooking, when I came across her Cheddar Jalapeño Chicken Burgers with Guacamole recipe. I was going to make it that night. I added the ingredients I needed to my shopping list and headed to my local supermarket to do my weekly shop. Now I’m an ‘off-with-the-fairies’ and ‘over-the-top’ style shopper, which means that I casually float through the isles picking up items on my list and extra’s because I’m a feeder. However, I always seem to forget something and it’s usually something vital like toilet paper or milk, yep, it’s nearly always milk.
Anyway, Gaby’s recipe called for avocados so I picked up a few, went home, unpacked the groceries and went about the rest of my day, not thinking about the recipe again until dinner time.
A few hours later I started preparing the meal. I combined all the chicken ingredients to make the burger patties and went to start on the guacamole when I realised I had made a huge mistake. Being the ‘off-with-the-fairies’ shopper that I am, I had picked unripe avocados. They were all inedible and I almost had a breakdown. I know, I know it’s not that big a deal but you know when you’re tired and run down, even the littlest thing can set you off. I was devastated and ready to call for a pizza, but I took a few deep breaths instead and decided to make burgers but substitute the guacamole with another sauce.
I opened up the cupboard and rifled through jars and bottles of sauces and found the perfect one, Chipotle Sauce. I opened the fridge and Kewpie mayonnaise immediately caught my eye. PERFECT, what a combination. From my finds I decided to create a chipotle mayo sauce to go with my burger. Dilemma diverted.
For the burgers
Gaby’s Cheddar Jalapeño Chicken Burgers (minus the guacamole and salsa)
For the chipotle mayo
1 tbs Garlic (fresh or minced)
1 cup Kewpie Mayonnaise (find at your local Asian supermarket)
1 tsp – 2 tsp Chipotle Hot Sauce, depending on how hot you like it (find at gourmet greengrocers or online at Monterey Mexican Foods)
After you’ve made Gaby’s chicken burger patties, put aside and quickly whip up the mayo.
Combine the garlic, Kewpie mayo and Chipotle sauce in a small bowl and mix to combine.
Spoon onto one half of your burger bun. Top with the chicken burger, lettuce and tomato.
Serve and eat!
What kind of shopper are you?
Are you forgetful like me? A thrift shopper? Are you an angry or calm shopper?