Wednesday, May 11, 2011

National Burger Month 05/11/2011: Inside-Out Salmon Cheeseburgers

Oh man. Too much beef. I don't know if I can keep on doing this. But I'll do it today at least. Today I decided to do salmon because... too much beef.

National Burger Month 05/10/2011: Ugh

Had to take a break today. Exhausted.

I did have one of em grocery store fish burgers to prepare...

Sunday, May 08, 2011

National Burger Month 05/08/2011: Lamb Burger with Harissa and Yogurt

Mmm lamb. Cute lamb.

National Burger Month 05/07/2011: On Repeat

Nothing major today. I had a new burger planned, but it will have to be delayed because for lunch I decided to do a repeat of the previous night's chorizo burger with pico. As a result, I was incapacitated for the rest of the day. Had to skip a real dinner and was content to have just some yogurt and dried fruit.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

National Burger Month 05/06/2011: Chorizo Burger with Pico

I was originally going to do this burger on the fifth of May, for obvious reasons, but I ended up getting my act together the day after.  This was inspired by a comment my cousin Jon left on my Facebook page about a burger he made for a bunch of his friends.

National Burger Month 05/05/2011: Taqueria La Cabaña

I post now for the sake of the two or three people who read my blog, hoping that they did not think I gave up on Burger Month. Not yet.

I was planning to make a burger on the fifth, but a friend asked if I could go to dinner, presumably to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. So I agreed to go out after ensuring that there would be burgers wherever we went. We ended up at the Taqueria La Cabaña on Mission Street in Santa Cruz.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

National Burger Month 05/04/2011: The Basics

Every year since I've done Burger Month, I've ended up with a burger recipe that I deem my burger standby.  In previous years, they've been simple (just the grass fed beef chuck with salt and pepper) and they've been a little spicier (shown in the link, underneath a layer of prosciutto).

But I think one of the best parts of burgers are that while I could go all out and do something with ground lamb, topping it with a bunch of feta or something, in the end the burger is just as good in its basic utilitarian unit. There is something to be said about the efficiency with which one can prepare a great sandwich, with the least amount of prep work.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

National Burger Month 05/03/2011: Hotdog

This is a hotdog. Really. Or at least, this is what a hotdog would look like if it decided one day it wanted to dress up as a burger.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

National Burger Month 05/01/2011: Teriyaki Beef Burger with Grilled Pineapples

I'm still unsure if I should keep on doing this. As recently as a week ago, I was like, "burger month? I think it's a bi-annual thing." This could be just for today, but last night I was equivocating again.

After a recent vacation to the Philippines, I had grown a couple of pants sizes larger. I can't help it if I can get a buffet and a massage for $15-- I was like a human wagyu cow. In the ensuing months, and after a couple weeks of riding my bike everywhere, I have gotten back to wearing my pants without suffering from belt line bruises at the end of the day. But National Burger Month is here and it is a dangerous thing. And it's so tiring to think of a new burger a day.

Developing: It's 2011 National Burger Month

If I do this, there's no backing down. It's a commitment for 31 days. Oh boy...

Previous National Burger Month burgers.