Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Short Ribs I Made Tonight

Unless you're an incredible dullard, you've probably figured out from the title of this post that I made short ribs tonight. I marinated them in a mixture of olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Then I baked them for 40 minutes and made a honey mustard sauce, seasoned with Hot Cock.

Hot Cock, for those not in the know, is actually called sriracha sauce. You can find it in most Vietnamese restaurants in a big squeeze bottle with a rooster on the front. It's like very, very, very spicy ketchup. Hot Cock.

The ribs were slightly overdone. The sauce was pretty good, though. Doesn't everyone like sauce made with Hot Cock?

All in all, I give myself 2.5 stars. Out of how many, you say? Does it matter?


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stuffed Meat... the Burger King Stuffed Steakhouse Burger

I realize I haven't written in a while, and all two of you who read my blog have probably forgotten about me by now, having ridden off into the sunset in a blaze of disappointment. Either that, or you won't get past that very long sentence to get to my review.

However, I will forge ahead and review anyway. Let's talk about stuffed meat, shall we? The item in question is Burger King's brand new Stuffed Steakhouse Burger. I like to make things sound as vulgar as possible, so from this point forward, we (the Royal We) shall refer to this sandwich as Stuffed Meat.

Normally when I want a fast food burger, I head to McDonald's, because there is a McDonald's every five feet and because I love the fries (who doesn't?). However, McDonald's' (McDonald's's?) burgers taste like paste. So sometimes I need an audience with The King.

I bought Stuffed Meat for lunch today on a whim. My husband and I saw a commercial for it recently and agreed that it looked a) delicious, b) sort of disgusting, and c) like something we'd like to eat.

Stuffed Meat is a steakhouse burger patty stuffed (yes, stuffed) with cheddar cheese and jalapenos, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and some orange-ish sauce called poblano sauce, on a cornmeal-dusted bun. It is the approximate diameter of a frisbee and is very messy. Think "papier mache" meets "Whopper".

The burger was very juicy, and a little spicy. The spice was not intolerable. I am a mutant spice-sensitive weirdo, so my definition of "spicy" is different from those who like spicy food. My husband, for example, could probably eat a jar of ghost chilis and exclaim afterward, "Who wants nachos???" But I, alas, get a runny nose when I eat Hormel chili. That said, the sandwich had a little bit of heat, but not so much that it took away from the taste.

All in all, a very delicious burger. I would recommend it. Burger King continues to outshine McDonald's in the sandwich department. It's a shame, really... what a waste of delicious fries.