Livefire Umami Burger
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Recipe type: Burger
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Taste No. 5 Umami Paste
  • ¼ cup loosely packed Parmesan cheese (aged)
  • 8 dried shitake mushrooms, chopped fine
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon bacon, duck or goose fat
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  1. Mix the ingredients together, other than the salt and pepper, loosely so as not to over-handle the beef.
  2. Form into 4 patties and add salt and pepper.
  3. Add the fat to a medium hot skillet, then add the patties once the fat is melted and spread around the skillet.
  4. Cook about 5 minutes per side, until 160F internal temp.
  5. Serve on bakery buns with soy saluted shallots and 1 slice os Serrano ham for garnish.
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