April 20, 2010

The juiciest burger I ever made

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Sunday I had ground venison thawing and was looking for burger recipes.  Something different and something that would kill that "wild taste" in a burger.  I have never been able to eat ground venison straight up as a burger.  Not without putting a lot of other stuff in it with the hopes of killing that "wild" taste.  I asked on Facebook and got a lot of great ideas - but then I came across this recipe from White on Rice Couple.  I knew right then I was going to use their recipe that night!



Diane's parents created this recipe as a way to give their children the hamburger they were always begging for.  The secret ingredient?  Fish Sauce.  I have some experience with this now since I have been making several Chinese food recipes and I knew I was going to try what Diane and Todd have labeled "magic meat" and the Best Umami Hamburger.  This is the juiciest burger I have ever made not to mention tasty.  I topped mine with swiss cheese and mushrooms sauteed in fresh minced garlic and soy sauce (YUM).  Don't let the stinkiness of fish sauce turn you away.  I am finding the more I cook with it that it really does enhance flavor.  Todd and Diane have a great post about this burger - and of course the recipe is there, so you should head on over!  

P.S.  Grumpy & his dad had 2 burgers each!  Grumpy said to me it was almost too juicy (bah humbug) but his daddy said he'd rather have a juicy burger than a dry one!  Thanks White on Rice Couple - for letting me know yet another use for my fish sauce!  :o)

15 comments:

Shandy said...

I am still a fish sauce skeptic because the flavor is so strong but I keep getting surprised whenever I use this wonderful ingredient. Thank you for sharing the link to the burger recipe. I printed it out and now want to give it a try too!~ Shandy

Jenny said...

Oh boy does this burger look good! I love a big burger like this!! Mmmm!

Kathleen said...

I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks Shelby!

pegasuslegend said...

those mushrooms are so mouth watering I never eat burgers but this one is calling my name!~

The Duo Dishes said...

Fish sauce is great! Some smell a lot worse than others (ie. the grayish, murky ones), but other than that, you can get past the scent if you try. It does had a certain je ne sais quoi to a bunch of dishes...even burgers!

theUngourmet said...

I have never used fish sauce. I wouldn't have thought to use it this way but I'm up for just about anything. I LOVE mushroom burgers! They are at the top of my burger list! :P

Tupper Cooks! said...

I love burgers and I really love juicy burgers, but I've not a clue as to what fish oil is-please enlighten me!

Bellini Valli said...

Some great rips here Shelby. I am so glad you discovered the perfect way to a juicy venison burger.

Cristine said...

Now that looks like a good burger!

Juliana said...

I love hamburgers, and sure your look delicious...I love them big and juicy :-) YUMMIE!

teresa said...

how cool! this looks so good!

Robin Sue said...

Fish sauce! Brilliant for killing that gamey taste. I will have to remember that one!

Pam said...

Oh how I wish I had your burger for dinner tonight - it looks terrific.

Bobby said...

wow, this burger looks amazing. Also, you are correct, fish sauce has many great uses. I love using it in fried rice :)

katiez said...

Burger season is starting - and these have my mouth watering ig time! Too juicy? I'll refrain from making remarks on that statement.....

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