Don’t you just love it when a book makes you excited for an upcoming season? That’s how Wicked Good Burgers makes me feel – full of excitement for summer! Written by Andy Husbands, Chris Hart, and Andrea Pyenson, best-selling authors of Wicked Good Barbecue, this is THE book of Summer 2013.
You’re probably saying to yourself “I don’t need a burger cookbook. My burgers are pretty good!” Well friend, let me just say that this book will take your burgers to the next level and make them not only pretty good, but WICKED good. Some outstanding recipes include: Housemade Bacon Sous Vide Burger; Vietnamese Pork Burger; Scallop and Shrimp Burger; Duck Fat Fries; Cumin Scented Black Bean and Mushroom Burger; and Ginger Beer Float.
The authors will guide you from the basics of burgers (grinding your meat, shaping, and cooking) as well as detailed instructions on equipment. The chapters have a little something for everyone – from the meat lovers to the vegetable addicts, Wicked Good Burgers has the perfect recipe for the perfect burger, as well as great sides (did someone say Harpoon IPA Beer Batter Onion Rings?!) and finishes off with a chapter on Frappes, which seems to be the best and most delicious way to wash down a burger on a hot summer night.
I wanted to try my hand on making a fish burger, salmon to be more precise and oh dear, was it delicious! The herbs, soy sauce, and mustard in the patty make it for an extremely flavorful burger that’s topped with more herbaceous goodness and a soft bun. Now, is it summer yet?!
Now, we want to know: What’s your favorite kind of burger and what sides do you typically serve it with?
Disclosure: This book was sent to me by the publisher. I was not obligated to write this post.