This is the food thread. Food is awesome. Discuss.
I am currently eating a very interesting but delicious creation that I conjured up because I'm low on ingredients, but still have some (in my opinion) good ingredients.
I am eating a bean hamburger. First, I set the saute pan on medium (just a notch higher, but definitely not medium high) and put in maybe a half a tablespoon of butter, and about one and one half tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and let it heat up in the pan while I ground up rosemary and dried red chiles in a coffee grinder to a very fine powder, (there are some seeds in it too for some extra spice, but not an epic amount). I threw in the pan a handful of northern white beans, incorporated the butter/olive oil blend with the beans, and then added a little bit of sweet white corn, and some spinach. I then added most of the seasonings, which also consisted of ground dry mustard, sage, white pepper, garlic salt(which has a little parsley in it), garlic, and the ground blend of rosemary and chile, mixed it up real nice, and threw the hamburger on the higher in elevation side of the pan so the grease from the burger (but it's a very lean burger with not very much grease to begin with) slides under to the bean blend, where it gets incorporated. Then I cleaned up the kitchen real fast, flipped the burger, put half the beans on top, and went for a smoke while I forgot to take the (sesame seed) buns out of the freezer, but then came back real fast to throw a bun into the microwave for 22 seconds as the burger finished cooking, where for those last seconds I turned the stove on high to get a little color into the burger and one side of the beans, then put the beans on one side of the plate and the burger on the other, and garnished both with the remainder of the rosemary/chile blend. Then I ate it (actually just finished it), and it was very delicious. I'm quite sure this combination would appeal to many palates, as strange as it sounds, even though most people probably wouldn't try it out to begin with. Two words sum it up: fucking delicious. The only thing that would make it better would be oyster mushrooms. Onions should stay away from this one, it would be too heavy with onions. Oh, and the amount of bean that goes on to the burger is eaqual sized to the cooked burger patty, or a little extra to spill over the edges. Cheese works well with this, but probably not with the mushroom addition.
Cook time: 12 minutes
Clean up: 3 minutes
I'll see what I can do to improve the cook and clean time, maybe refine the recipe a bit, but I thought it was really fucking good.
To elaborate on the taste, just a little:
definitely had a spice to it, a slow but gentle onset that lasted for about 15 minutes and left the mouth feeling very relaxed. The saltiness was very very light, just a hint to bring out the herbs and the hearty flavor of the meat combined with sage, which also works well with beans. But a very hearty, filling, satisfying dish that does not leave you craving for more, but definitely looking forward to eating a meal like it again.
Last edited by Butts on 07-27-13 at 05:14