My parents have retired to a small farm in Maine, in the foothills of the White Mountains.
I love the balance of sweet and savory with a little tart and smoke, so, of course, my home test kitchen opened to create a Strawberry BBQ Sauce. And wow this is a combination!
Believe me, this burger is delicioso! In Miami’s Calle Ocho (8th Street), a wonderfully sweet, savory burger called a "frita" is made several hundred times a day.
In this burger, I employ my unique creation: Chipotle Bacon Maple Jam. It really does wonders to the burger, which is simultaneously sweet and spicy and a little bit smoky.
My inspiration for this burger comes from my favorite dish to eat in the fall: roasted pork with apple compote. It is a meal that celebrates harvest, my favorite time of year.
This is my tribute to this culinary wonder on a bun, with a sweet and spicy green-curry glaze, a little nugget of salty pancetta, creamy minted basil aioli, the crunch of roasted cashews, and a tan