Recipe: Peanut Butter Burgers
Spice up your homemade burgers with a good dollop of peanut butter relish.
1kg premium beef mince
1 white onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons Pic’s Spicy Peanut Relish (recipe below)
salt and pepper to taste
oil to cook
8 burger buns, spilt
200g blue cheese
Add the burger ingredients to a bowl and use your hands to combine well. Form into 8 good-size patties and put an indent in the centre with your thumb to stop curling and help cooking times. Chill in the fridge for at least half an hour.
Cook on a barbecue hotplate or hot fry pan for 3 minutes each side. Grab a bun of your choice, add the pattie, plenty of salad, pickles, a wedge of local creamy blue cheese and top with Pic’s Spicy Peanut Relish.
Makes: 8 burgers.
RECIPE: PIC’S SPICY PEANUT RELISH
Created for Pic’s by Hopgood’s Restaurant in Nelson, this relish is an ideal accompaniment to any roast meat, fish or vegetables.
2 tablespoons red curry paste
5 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter, crunchy
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
1 tablespoon palm sugar
1 tablespoon tamarind paste
2 tablespoons thai fish sauce
2 tablespoons Pic’s Cold Pressed Extra
Virgin Peanut Oil
½ cup peanuts, roasted and roughly chopped
In a mortar and pestle make a paste by pounding the curry paste, garlic, peanut butter and shrimp paste until smooth. Add the palm sugar, tamarind paste and fish sauce. Heat the oil in a pan, add the paste and fry over a low heat until lightly golden and fragrant (about 5 minutes). Add peanuts and serve warm.
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