Surf and Turf Burger

This installment of cooking across the state brings us to Worcester, MA where I stayed with some friends for a weekend. In a series of emails the morning I was heading there, I asked what kind of delicious burgers I should make. I kinda wanted a riff on surf and turf, so I first brainstormed an idea that involved a patty made from ground tuna and ground beef mixed together. This idea grossed me out, so the next idea was "ballin burgers" topped with a fresh lobster salad. This was immediately embraced by everyone and it was quickly decided that that would be the meal.  This burger is so good it makes you want to learn to surf.
A simple yet flavorful dressing for the lobster. Sal and I had a bunch of this on it's own, but we had to stop so there would be enough for the burgers. These were really tasty. The acid from the banana peppers and juice mixed perfectly with the sriracha and lobster to create an excellent burger topper.

Surf and Turf Burger

  • 1/4 Cup Mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 Tablespoons Banana Peppers (chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons Liquid from Banana Pepper Jar
  • 1/2 Pound Cooked Lobster Meat
  • 3 Burger Patties
  • 3 Burger Buns
  • Lettuce

Instructions

  1. Mix the cooked lobster with the mayo, banana peppers, and sriracha. Cook the burgers and top them with the lobster mixture.