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Calypso Island Burger

June 5, 2010

June is Burger Extravaganza Month here at Foodo.
You can also check out all of our burgers HERE

~ Mary ~


The treat about spending more time in the back yard bbqing is that John & I get to see more of the CUTE kids next door.  There are two families (the mothers are sisters) living in a duplex, and there are six kids, ages 4 to 15, who have been a lot of fun to watch grow up these past several years.  I think the biggest plus is that they are extremely well mannered and seem to actually enjoy a little chit chat from the crazy curly-haired lady (that’s me).




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The island salsa on this burger is as unique as it is delicious. Truly, it makes the burger SING!  To match that wondrous flavor you really need an awesome side.  I cube up some papaya and top it with a lot of grated lime zest and a good dousing of lime juice.  Simple, quick and, indeed, SPECTACULAR!

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one year ago: Watermelon Cooler

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Calypso Burgers

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adapted from Build a Better Burger

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Island Salsa:

Heat some olive oil in a pan  and saute until softened:

1/2 Cup Onion finely diced

2 tsp Garlic minced

1/2 Red & Yellow Bell Pepper finely diced

2 Jalapeno Peppers finely diced

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Add and cook until almost all liquid has dissolved:

2 Tbsp Molasses

3 Tbsp Dark Rum

1 tsp Lime Zest

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Remove from heat and stir in:

1/2 Cup Tomatoes finely diced

1 Tbsp Angostura Bitters

Kosher Salt to Taste

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Burger

1 Pound Ground Pork

1 Pound Hot Pork Sausage

Kosher Salt & Pepper to taste

1/2 tsp Cloves

1 tsp Curry Powder

1 Tbsp Lime Juice

Make into 4-6 equal patties.

Grill over medium-high heat until cooked all the way through.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Pat permalink
    June 5, 2010 7:02 am

    Wow! This sounds like it packs a punch!

  2. June 5, 2010 7:16 pm

    ‘packs a punch’ is just too few words – but I’m speechless, that’s one heck of a salsa not to mention a burger with a kick on its own

  3. June 5, 2010 7:18 pm

    The salsa sounds fantastic, I bet it makes this burger more appetizing. Drooling!

  4. June 5, 2010 9:31 pm

    another wonderful burger….you amaze me your the queen of burgers, if you ever opened up a business for the amercian burger this would be the dream of all burgers palaces!

  5. June 6, 2010 7:30 am

    Makes me want to go to the beach now! (Eating this burger of course)

  6. June 6, 2010 10:16 am

    Dancing the Calypso – loving the flavors. Craving the salsa.

  7. June 6, 2010 7:42 pm

    This looks amazing. I think it’ll be my next burger!

  8. June 6, 2010 9:09 pm

    I remember your burger posts from last year, which were out of this world. Looks like you are off to a great start with this one. Love the salsa and rum!

  9. June 7, 2010 2:49 am

    Hi..just drooling at your burger makes me hunger :) awesome and I know for sure it will be delicious. Thanks for sharing. Will make this for my boy when he comes back next weekend :)

  10. June 7, 2010 9:17 am

    This is totally beautiful. Congrats on Top 9. GREG

    • foododelmundo permalink
      June 7, 2010 10:33 am

      Thanks Greg and a BIG CONGRATS right back at ya!

  11. June 7, 2010 9:57 am

    Wow! This looks rich, and amazing!

  12. Rick permalink
    June 7, 2010 9:58 am

    Love the tropical flavors!

  13. June 7, 2010 12:17 pm

    This burger looks great! Congrats on making Foodbuzz Top 9!

  14. June 7, 2010 12:44 pm

    Wow, another fantastic burger. That salsa sounds wonderful:)

  15. June 7, 2010 1:54 pm

    A good hamburger, like this, is EXACLTY what I’m craving right now. Great flavors!

  16. Foodlvr permalink
    June 7, 2010 2:59 pm

    I love a good burger. I have one of the Build a Better Burger books. I love them. They are full of inspiration.

    The salsa looks really good.

  17. June 9, 2010 1:32 am

    Wow! These are strong bold flavors! Never would have thought of adding in bitters to a burger recipe!

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