Thursday, May 26, 2011
Bite with Belkys: Caprese Burger from the Joint Bar & Grill
Memorial Day weekend will soon be upon us and there is no better way to celebrate the holiday than by firing up the grill. A South Florida chef shows us how to make one of his best selling burgers. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Chef & Owner: Jorge Ramos
The Restaurant: The Joint Bar & Grill
The Dish: Caprese Burger
80/20 angus certified ground chuck pattie
3 slices of fresh cow's mozzarella
1 inch slice of tomato
3 cups of seasoned all purpose flour mix
1 cup of buttermilk
vegetable oil (to deep fry)
1 burger bun
Method of Preparation:
-Begin by seasoning the meat with salt and pepper. At the restaurant, they use an 80/20 angus certified meat pattie. Grill the burger and top it with fresh slices mozzarella.
-Then, bake the bun in the oven for a few minutes.
-In the meantime, coat a slice of tomato in a seasoned flour mix, buttermilk and back in the flour. Next, quickly deep fry the tomato in vegetable oil, until its golden brown. Do not over cook the tomato.
At the restaurant, they spread a tomato compote on one slice on the bun and an aioli on the other slice. Then, place the burger with the mozzarella. Top it with the fried tomato, basil and a balsamic reduction. You can serve french fires on the side. Garnish with a pickle.
Serving Suggestion: Beer
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Take a printed copy of the recipe to the restaurant and receive 15% off your bill. (valid one month from air date)
The Joint Bar & Grill
9559 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33156