Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table
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Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

Its hard to improve on perfection. Actually, its impossible, or it wouldnt be perfect. So what I give you here is a different kind of perfection: the burger is the same as the Turner & George meatnificence I posted here, but the embellishments are different. 

The beef will always be the star in a great burger, followed by the bun (IMHO gotta be demi-brioche and these from Millers Bespoke Bakery are in a league of their own) but its great to play around with the embellishments.

In this weeks instalment, Ive added spiced honeyed bacon and sliced, baked Portobello mushrooms. Oh, with a slice of thick Dairylea, which melts into the burger and becomes almost liquid.

Serve with whatever else you like, it doesnt really matter. Everything else is just a fawner to the star of the show.

Serves 2

2 x beef burgers (I used Dexter; others breeds are available, as they say!)
4-6 rashers smoked streaky bacon
1 tbsp runny honey
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp coriander powder
2 large Portobello mushrooms
2 thick Dairylea cheese slices

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Lay a sheet of baking parchment on a baking tray, then layer the bacon rashers on the parchment. Cook in the oven for 10 mins.

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

2. Put the honey, cayenne and coriander into a small saucepan and gently heat until combined. This should take less than a minute. Take care not to burn.

3. Take the bacon out of the oven and use a pastry brush to brush the honey mixture over the rashers. Return to the oven for a further 5-10 mins.

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

4. At the same time, put the sliced mushrooms on another baking tray and put in the oven. Cook for 5-10 mins until they release some of their water.

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

5. Meanwhile, cook the burgers according to these instructions.

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

6. Melt a slice of cheese on each patty.

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

7. Now build your burger.

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

 

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

 

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

8. Glorious!

Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms, Lay The Table

 

 

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Hi, I am Norbert Lacle former internacional chef and vice president of AB Universal LLC. I have found that cooking calms me down and relaxes me (at least mostly, sometimes it drives me crazy!) And that it even makes me happy and satisfied from time to time.

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