Surf & Turf Burgers meat beef and seafood: Odd Couple or Delicious Duo?
Summertime calls for cool drinks and mouthwatering burgers, and boy do we love a good burger! What makes a great burger, you ask? The keyword is “fresh”: freshly ground beef that’s still juicy when cooked, freshly cut toppings (crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, onion etc.) and oh yeah, a great fresh bun to keep everything together. Now, being food experts and all, we know a good burger when we taste one and we know many restaurants like to add a bit of their own signature flair to one; that’s perfectly fine and when done successfully the results can be very rewarding!
So when we started noticing surf and turf burgers gaining more exposure, we had to wonder what people thought of this new trend. Now, if you’re not familiar with surf and turf food (aka surf ’n’ turf), it simply refers to cuisine that contains the combination of seafood (surf) and meat (turf). Still scratching your head about what exactly is a surf ‘n’ turf burger? We have noticed various combinations throughout our food expeditions; beef burgers with lobster, shrimp, scallops and even softshell crab!
Do you think the surf and turf burger combo is a match made in heaven, or do you believe burgers taste best unadulterated? You might want to try out some of the following surf and turf burgers before making a decision.
Joe’s Surf ’N Turf Burger @ Joe’s Crab Shack: “A big, juicy peppercorn burger topped with crunchy popcorn shrimp, crispy onion strings and our own spicy sriracha remoulade sauce. You can’t get this baby at a drive-thru.”
Surf ‘N Turf Burger @ Smithfield in NYC: “Ground Black Angus, sweet Maine lobster, poached asparagus.”
Bacon Wrapped Scallop Burger @ Umami Burger San Francisco: “Scallop patty topped with crispy pork belly, sweet chili sauce and yuzu-garlic aioli.”
Surf & Turf Burger @ EAT in Honolulu: ”Our Kauai Beef Patty topped with a Whole Crispy Softshell Crab, Fresh Avacado, our Specialty Sauce”