According to Wikipedia, fount of all modern knowledge, evolution is the product of two opposing forces: processes that constantly introduce variation and processes that make variants become more common or rare.
So, just like species of life been affected by variation and evolution over time, recipes can evolve in time as well, passing from one generation to another, to be adapted and altered through the progress of eras and civilizations .
But, despite what some purists may say, that traditional recipes are made to evolve, to be improved upon and, sometimes, even transgress the established rules.
Just like every person with a passion, foodies can’t help but add their personal variation to a traditional recipe, keeping it fashionable and ready for the ever evolving palates of its connoisseurs.
Mushroom Burger – 2 persons
The full-mushroom variation of the traditional burger…
4 flat portobello mushrooms
100g chestnut mushrooms, chopped
2 beef burger patties
4 tomatoes, chopped
2 slices of cheese
1 clove of garlic
10 cl of crème fraiche
A handful of rocket
In a pan at medium heat, cook the chestnut mushrooms for 10 minutes.
Add the cream and stir for a couple of minutes before setting aside to cool.
Heat a knob of butter and a splash of oil with the chopped garlic in a large pan and sauté the large flat mushrooms. Set aside.
Heat frying pan until very hot, then turn the heat down to medium.
Cook the burger patties for 2 or 3 minutes on each side before
covering each with a slice of cheese and let it melt.
Place one large flat mushroom in the middle of a plate and top it with two tomato slices, some rocket, the chestnut mushrooms cream, the meat with the cheese and cover with another flat mushroom.
Your mushroom burger is ready!