With spring quickly approaching, and mild temperatures gracing our days as of late, I am getting my ‘grill-on’… Whether it’s chicken, fish, steaks or even vegetables there is always a way to elevate what you are preparing!
I decided tonight was perfect for a nice, juicy burger. So how to change it up a bit was my challenge… Once I stepped into the market, I muddled around to try and find small elements to make a regular burger, well, better… First thing I grabbed… a mesclun salad mix, instead of regular butter lettuce to top the burger off, next a nice sharp cheddar to replace plain old american cheese, and my last pick… thinly sliced pancetta which would take the place of sliced bacon and offer a wonderfully extra salty kick!
As a side… a crispy broccoli/cauliflower salad made up of shredded cabbage and carrots, raisins/craisins, as well as sunflower seeds tossed in a sweet and tangy dressing!
What a satisfying and flavorful dish. Looking forward to many more spring and summer meals like this!
at a low simmer…