Shiitake Pork Burger with Banh Mi Slaw on Brioche Bun

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Billy Parisi's

 

Infuse umami in your grill game and make Billy Parisi’s Shiitake Pork Burger, complete with shiitake mushrooms and banh mi slaw served on a brioche bun.

Yield: 6 burgers

Ingredients

For the Glaze:
1 cup of balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar

For the Coleslaw:
2 cups of shredded green cabbage
1 cup of shredded red cabbage
1 cup of matchstick carrots
½ sliced red bell pepper
½ sliced cucumber
1 sliced jalapeño, seeds removed
2 to 3 sliced radishes
1 cup of fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
¼ cup of rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of honey
¼ cup of sesame oil
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the Burger:
2 cups of packed shiitake mushrooms
2 pounds of ground pork
½ small diced sweet onion
1 teaspoon of finely grated ginger
3 cloves of finely grated garlic
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
6 toasted brioche buns

Directions

1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
2. Glaze: Add the ingredients into a medium size pot and cook over medium-low heat until it becomes thick, about 10 minutes. Remove and let stand.
3. Slaw: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until completely combined. Keep cool before serving.
4. Burgers: Add the shiitake mushrooms to a food processor and process on high speed until they are finely chopped. 5.Combine the mushrooms into a large size bowl along with the pork, onion, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper and mix together. Form 6 patties.
6. Place the pork burgers on the grill on high heat and cook them for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until dark grill marks are formed and they are cooked throughout.
7. To plate: Place the grilled burger on top of the toasted bottom brioche bun. Glaze the burger with the soy-balsamic glaze and top off with a heaping scoop of banh mi slaw followed up with the toasted brioche bun top.

 

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