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Café Salle Pleyel Hamburger~

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I seem to start all my Friday posts with the same disclaimer…mostly involving me  making only a small portion of the week’s recipe and advising you not to trust my family’s judgment of a dish as their palates are wacky.  This week I had my doubts as well so I made one quarter of the recipe…just one jazzed up burger for me.  When I make dishes with capers or sun-dried tomatoes, I see a little pile of the offending ingredients off to the side of hubby’s plate.  So making burgers with the addition of a flavorful puree of tarragon, parsley, capers, and sun-dried tomatoes would not appeal to the big guy.  But, let me tell you, these were incredible!  This is a recipe worth serving to company…even the simple onion relish was delicious.  Made from a minced onion cooked in water with a pat of butter, ground coriander, salt and pepper, I  didn’t have high expectations….but man, was I wrong.  This was one great burger.

I grilled these over fiery charcoal…and served mine with a juicy slice of a garden heirloom tomato and leaf lettuce.  I left out the cornichons in the burger mix…and the dill pickles for serving.  Best burger of the summer.  Thanks, Dorie!

You can find this recipe in Around My French Table or in the New York Times.

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42 comments on “Café Salle Pleyel Hamburger~”

  1. My dear Lizzy, this looks like a great burger!! 🙂
    Eftychia from: Dream of Cakes

  2. They look absolutely amazing and exquisite, beautiful photos, hugs.

  3. Ok, I don’t know how to pronounce it, but it sure does look good. And Lizzy, can you come grill for me? That is something I have yet to master – everything is charred on the outside and raw on the inside. I’ll have to work on that. Maybe next year I should do 365 Days of Grilling!

  4. Beautiful burger and I don’t even eat them! Not sure anyone could resist this one!

  5. It looks amazing.. I really love your food!

  6. This looks as incredibel and temting as you say and I am not a big burger person, but wow!

  7. After i saw your recipes i became a your follower!!
    exuse my english!!!

  8. Great burger choice! I have told my husband that he does not have a very good palate-the food range that he likes is limited. This recipe will be for me!

  9. Grilling is the best Lizzy and I can see the outcome from the pics, like that browned colored burgers and perfect combo with all the rest.

  10. “Best burger of the summer” – it must have been pretty good. Huge Those tomatoes are huge

  11. That’s one scrumptious looking burger, especially with a big slice of ripe tomato. Cooking for picky people is always a challenge.

  12. Another great recipe from Dorie! Your take on it looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Your onion marmalade looks perfect and the burger delicious!

  14. It’s been a while since I’ve made myself a burger- but yours look so tasty and pretty I want some now!

  15. These sound awesome…and look wonderful too. I’m craving burgers lately!

  16. These were very high on the burger list this summer, for sure!
    Hopefully, we will get to a recipe that you can make in full quantity soon!

  17. Must be challenging with picky palates in the house…makes one wonder how anyone could have anything against that burger!!! 😉 Looks fabulous!

  18. Now that is a burger I want in front of me for dinner. Excellent job.

  19. What a delicious burger!!! Yummy and the onions in the jar awesome. Love the recipe and the picture.
    I am new to your bog, i really find it very nice with wonderful recipes.

  20. Sounds good to me, especially with the heimloom tomato! 🙂

  21. Agree that it’s the best burger I have had all summer!

  22. Beautiful photos Lizzy! I have to say my heart was not in the photos for this one. I even forgot the cheese! Your burger looks incredible!

  23. I’ve barely made one burger this summer! Must make up for it – because this is the perfect summer burger!

  24. Lizzy…your burger makes me yearn again for more. I left out the tarragon and capers too :p not really a fan of them but nonetheless it tasted good. We have no excuse now to fly off to Paris :p though I would one day love to have the original one 🙂

  25. With the exception of the tarragon, it sounds fabulous, Really lovely photos, and wow, that tomato looks amazing!

  26. It looks like you used two bun tops! The little tarragon crown looks cute. I was so prepared for my family not to like this because of the onions and dill and I was pleasantly surprised that was not the case. Have a great weekend, Lizzy!

  27. I love the look of a burger with a juicy slice of tomato on a bun, wow, yum! I have to try the onion relish, it sounds wonderful;-) The capers were pretty good in the burger, I have to admit!

  28. I would have left out the pickles, too! I really don’t like them!

    That’s one fabulous looking (and sounding) burger. I love sundried tomatoes–how come I never thought to put them inside a burger?!

  29. Your photos are beautiful and your burgers are very worthy of serving to company. Like a work of art. I’ll follow this recipe more closely when it cools off around here, like in January. A big hunk of meat is not a great idea in our AZ heat, but I was inspired by Dorie and adjusted for us. I”m also inspired by you.

  30. I’ve been eating too many veggies lately…this burger has been haunting me all day!

  31. Yum! My husband is the same way. He doesn’t even let me put chopped onions in the meat.

  32. Beautiful. (for me, the only way to eat a burger is to grill it :))

  33. WOW! Looks amazing! My family would love these! Glad I found your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine and for your sweet words. Now following!!

  34. The burger sounds delicious and looks amazing! If I had the jar of capers and sun-dried tomatoes out at the same time, hubby would exclaim, “Capers AND Sun Dried Tomatoes? YeeHAW!” I swear the man secretly loves chick food! ….just not mushrooms!

  35. What a luxury to make one single delicious burger! Ever since new In-n-out came to our neighborhood, just 10 minutes away, we stopped making homemade hamburgers. Their burgers are good, but nothing is better than homemade for sure. Your burger was a great reminder!

  36. I’m hungry… With pleasure I could eat one of your burgers, Lizzy!

  37. Lizzy, my Quay Lo will LOVE this heavily spiced hamburger of yours! He just love spices and when he cooks, you will know it even when you are miles away because you can smell the fragrance of the spices emitted.

  38. I believe you. The burgers look good!

  39. WOW – two of my favorite ingredients, capers and sun-dried tomatoes. This is going on this week’s menu!! Looking forward to seeing you guys in a couple of hours :-)kate@kateiscooking

  40. The garden tomato was a perfect topper to this. Thanks for jazzing up the burger with another great recipe!

  41. That looks great, especially with the slice of tomato . I will have to
    make this again so Tricia gets to taste it. She really missed a good burger.
    We all agreed this was delicious.

  42. I think we are married to men of a similar ‘stripe’. But I think Bill would go for this burger. Anytime I read ‘capers’ and/or ‘sundried tomatoes’, I’m ready and waiting for what is to come! Thanks Lizzy!

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