'Eat With Your Hands' on Serious Eats
Serving burgers with Hollandaise is one of those ideas that borders on mad scientist territory. Kind of insane but pure genius. These Lamb Burgers from Zakary Pelaccio's Eat with Your Hands take it a step further, using super fatty lamb to make the patties and serving them up with a duck egg Hollandaise and charred scallions dressed with salt and vinegar on fat English muffins.
Zakary Pelaccio, author of Eat with Your Hands has upped the club sandwich ante by adding butter poached lobster and turning that middle slice of bread into a riff on that classic Chinese restaurant app, shrimp toast, only here it's lobster toast. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, there's also slices of crispy bacon and the mayo on this club is a Sambal Aïoli.
Reading through this recipe for Zak Pelaccio's Curry Leaf Fried Chicken from Eat with Your Hands, you might not believe that the finished product is really just good old fried chicken. After all, how many recipes call for brining your bird in cincalok, a Malaysian fermented shrimp sauce, and sprinkling it with curry leaves once it's out of the oil?
Spring is here and with it come many stalks of wonderfully green asparagus, and while we love them simply steamed, drowned with hollandaise or topped off with a wobbly poached egg, we're thinking this Asparagus Kerabu from Zak Pelaccio's Eat with Your Hands might just be our asparagus go to for the season.
This Hanger Steak Salad from Zakary Pelaccio's Eat with Your Hands isn't much of a salad at all. It's really slices of beefy hanger steak dressed roaring hot with a Southeast Asian dressing and a handful of basil and cilantro. But there's no need to argue semantics when a steak or salad or whatever you want to call it is this good. The real story here is steak plus fish sauce and chiles equals awesome.