Sunday, March 10, 2013
Moroccan Seasoned Burgers with Moroccan BBQ Sauce
I love the creation process of cooking. I put it just beneath the eating process of cooking. Worldly flavors are a big turn on for me and I try to incorporate flavors from all over the world in my cooking. When I cook, my menu is typical American but I just about always infuse more worldly flavors with it.
These burgers are the perfect example. It's typical hamburger meat, 80/20 with seasonings that you find in Morocco. It's kind of Alibaba meets Americana I guess. I use Cumin, All-Spice, Coriander etc. to create this rich flavor.
You can use your favorite BBQ sauce recipe with this and add some of the seasonings that I have below to create your own Moroccan flavors or you can stick with what I have. This is a tangy sauce with some kick to it.
From my perspective Moroccan spices have a mild sweetness to them so I have to add a little saltiness to off-set it.
I like to collect cook books. I use them mainly for inspiration and to educate myself on different cuisines. One of my favorites is "Sauces, Rubs and Marinades", by Steven Raichlen. I think this is a must have in any cookbook collection. I've learned so much from this book. It truly takes you around the world and introduces you to a huge variety of flavors and I used a few of the recipes in this book as inspiration to create this Moroccan Barbeque Sauce. For more information click below and I highly recommend this book as an important part of your collection.