Burger is the most classic dish which consisting of bun, meat and veggies such as lettuce and tomatoes. Originally, burger may considered as American food but now as food for a million people in the world. Do you know that every second Mc Donald sells 75 pieces burger? Or 2.36 million pieces burger in a year? What a surprise! Shall we try to cook burger at home? Healthier and tastier burger that eaten as sandwich for our family.
You can find many variation burger with customary dressing and any kinds of vegetables. Burgers can make for dinner or lunch, i prefer to make for lunch because on the afternoon we need many calories to bring enough energy. I eat dinner but just a light meal, consist of small portion of food or food that is easy to digest such as fruits, oatmeal or bread. I will reviewed 10 minutes Gordon recipe burger. These burgers is tender, juicy, delicious and easy to make.
What i’ll need to make Burger
Gordon use beef, i prefer to use skinless salmon fillets. Salmon is one of the best source of omega-3, protein and B vitamin. The most important thing from consume salmon is healthy and it will help you to lose weight. Certainly followed by healthy diet and workout. For the vegetables, i choose lettuce, tomato and cucumber. I simply added mashed avocado on a burger in place of mayonnaise or other condiments higher in saturated fat. Avocado is my favorite fruit. These fruit is satisfying addition to any meals. It is rich, creamy and contain many benefit substance that can enhance nutrients on our body.
For fish, i added panade to keep the flavor and juiciness. Without panade, fish/meat that needs to be cooked well will tasted dry and inedible. Panade is a mixture of starch and liquid that is added to meat/fish. Any combination of starch (bread, panko or crackers) and liquids (milk, buttermilk, yogurt, stock or water) can be made panade. I used regular white bread without crust and milk. I mashed bread and milk into a paste with fork. The paste will coats the protein and prevent moisture to squeezing out.
I eliminate sriracha sauce because i dont want the burger become too spicy. I replaced spicy flavour with chili sauce. Related to seasoning, i added garlic powder for extra flavour. Lime zest is one ingredients i added to relieve fishy from salmon. I also added scrambled egg between meat and upper bun as replacement of bacon.
I use a little bit mayonnaise for the sauce, assemble among bun and lettuce. I also make a burger with onion and butter (for making patties). Furthermore, i didn’t use cheese.
How to make Burger
Basically, i use Gordon recipe for making a burger. There are several different method: First, i’m make panade for patties. One portion burger need 1/4 cup panade. Tear white bread into small pieces and pour milk. Use fork to mash bread and milk into a paste. Add the paste into mixture of fish and season well. Make your patty less than an inch and press it down slightly on grill pan (if you don’t have many time to cook). When forming the patties, use hand or spoon to handle the meat as little as possible. Too much press and mix will turn them into rough patties even use panade.
Second, i added lime zest, chili powder and garlic powder to a fish mixture. Third, i’m making a scrambled egg with butter. I also added a pinch of salt and pepper. Forth, I cooked the egg without oil, it’s a helathier option. If you have bacon strips, you can use it.
For the sauce, i use chili sauce and a little bit mayonnaise. Just put among the bun and lettuce, without mixing. I assemble the burger: bun, mayo and chili sauce, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions, patty, scrambled egg, mashed avocado and topped by bun. Above i have mentioned the difference method of cooking, other than that i apply similar method with Gordon.
How to keep and store Burger
- Ground meat/fish should be stored in the refrigerator, use zipper lock plastic bags for extra protection.
- Keep meat/fish which processed into patties in a freezer so they stay together and juicy. Put the patties in a covered tray/plate.
- If any excess of burger bun, put them on freezer.
- You need to cut lettuce, wash and clean. After that, you have to boil for 1-2 minutes and then immediately place in ice cold water to stop the cooking process. Place on plastic bag or container.
- You can keep tomato and cucumber in refrigerator but place on shelf near refrigerator door. It have warmer temperature than others.
How to choose ripe avocado for burger
Gently press the avocado, if the surface of skin is tender you know it’s ripe and ready to eat. Ripe avocado may have a darker color. Don’t choose the soggy avocado, it can be over ripe avocado. Store in the refrigerator if you plan to eat next day, separate with vegetables to prevent over ripe avocado.