I hope you’re having a great Memorial Day weekend. Naturally, this is a pretty big grilling holiday around this part. Memorial day is right around the time the weather takes a turn for the warm and sunny in Chicago. Just today, we had a brisk morning, a warm early afternoon, a super quick thunderstorm, and now bright and humid weather. It’s a pretty big mix, but you can see why everyone goes out in droves, charcoal grill and burger flipper in tow.
Just in case you’re looking for something new to top your burgers with, I’ve put together 3 burger sauces and staged some burgers for you, dear reader. Hopefully this post inspires you to mix and match flavors on this grilling holiday.
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Bao. Enough said? Okay, maybe not. Maybe you haven’t had your bao initiation yet – if you’ve never heard of these pillowy, slightly sweet tiny loaves of ‘bread’, we wouldn’t be totally shocked. I had my first bao from a lettuce-entertain-you chain restaurant called Wow Bao – the Chinese version of the bao usually has a rich filling enclosed in the bao dough, then steamed off. They’re a delight, so you should definitely seek some out! You can even buy them frozen from a specialty foods store and cook them off in your rice cooker. While those are amazing, sandwich bao are even more fun because you can enjoy them as a group and cook up a lot of different toppings to enjoy in different combinations.
The thing is, they’re a bit of a project to tackle if you can’t pick some up from the store. To save time, check out an asian grocery store and buy them by the pack! If you’re entertaining, we can easily see you bringing out a plate of the bao buns, the fixings, and pairs of chopsticks for everyone. Have at it, friends!