Burgers are a favourite for barbecues – why not make your own and ramp up the flavour with a little help from Kikkoman?
Kikkoman Soy Sauce is the essential all-purpose seasoning, packed with natural umami – the fifth taste sensation – which enhances savoury flavours. Add a dash or two to your minced beef mixture instead of salt.
Fermented over several months, it becomes richer and more full-bodied. And Kikkoman (from £2.49 in supermarkets) contains no artificial ingredients.
- Combine the mince, shallot, Kikkoman Soy Sauce, egg yolk and Parmesan cheese in a bowl along with a twist of black pepper. Divide the mixture into four patties, then chill in the fridge for 30min.
- Preheat a griddle pan or BBQ, brush the burgers with a little oil then cook for around 5-6min per side. Add grated Cheddar on top of each and cook for a couple more minutes then transfer the burgers onto the toasted buns along with some watercress.
- Top the umami burgers with the sunblush tomatoes and gherkins, then finish with the top of the bun.