Burgers, Fries and Pickapeppa Sauce

14 Mar

Pickapeppa Sauce.  What can I say about Pickapeppa Sauce that will communicate just how essential it is?  I have family members who buy it by the case.  Sometimes I have rice and Pickapeppa Sauce for lunch or breakfast.  Once, while visiting the family of one of my college room mates in New York I found a bottle of the magic elixir in their cupboards.  I squealed with joy and declared that we would be friends forever.  She was a bridesmaid in my wedding.   I won’t even talk about what Pickapeppa does when it meets cream cheese or how it completes a pattie.  It is the perfect condiment; slightly spicy, smokey, tangy, a little sweet.  A mix of tomatoes and tamarind, hot peppers, vinegar and sugar.   Delicious.  Tonight I mixed it into the burgers.  I may have also  put a little on top.

Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

Wash the potatoes – I made three, one for each of us –  and cut them into wedges.  In a large bowl toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, season with salt, pepper and fresh thyme.  Spread the potatoes evenly on a baking sheet lined with foil and roast at 400º for 30 minutes. Take the tray out of the oven and flip each potato.    Turn the oven up to 425º, add the asparagus and roast for 20 more minutes or until the potatoes are golden.

Burgers

In a medium-sized bowl combine 1 pound of ground beef with one small onion, diced.   Season the meat with salt, pepper, garlic powder, fresh thyme and finely minced fresh parsley.  Add a few dashes of Pickapeppa sauce, then add a few more. What?  You don’t have any?  What are you waiting for?  Go! Buy some!  You’ll find it near the ketchup.  Buy it by the case if you can.  In the mean time add some Worcestershire sauce and a little Dijon mustard.

Form the patties.  Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.  Put the burgers in the pan and cook them until they are golden brown, flip and repeat — approximately 7 minutes per side for a medium-well burger.

Tonight’s burger was topped with spicy brown mustard, a little mayo, caramelized onions and lettuce.

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