Hawaiian Inspired Burgers - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Hawaiian Inspired Burgers

Posted: Updated:

Pono burger is a new restaurant in Santa Monica and all their food is organic and fresh from the farmer's market. Chef Makani is from Hawaii and is here to show us her new toppings for your burgers. Today, she is showcasing how to make a sauce made from figs-there's a lot more to Hawaiian cuisine than pineapples, and here's the recipe:

Chef Makani's Fig Jam

1lb. dried Black Mission figs, diced

1 cup port wine

1 cup of beef stock

1/2 cup of onion, chopped

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. fresh rosemary

Sauté the onions in olive oil until translucent. Add the figs, wine and beef stock and rosemary and cook the figs until they are soft and have a sticky consistency. 

Chef Makani says this jam is amazing on burgers or toasted brioche. She says her recipes are inspired from a Hawaiian philosophy, which emphasizes balance.

You can taste that balance in this recipe. Normally, rosemary is a very strong flavor, but there's very little here. It acts more of a way to highlight the figs-which are really the stars of this jam.

She combines that philosophy with local, organic ingredients and serves whatever is fresh and in season.

For more information about Pono burger you can check out their website at http://www.ponoburger.com

 

 

  • Experts and Other GuestsExperts and Other GuestsMore>>

  • 'American Idol' Castoff Dexter Roberts: It Was A Fun Ride

    'American Idol' Castoff Dexter Roberts: It Was A Fun Ride

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:29:25 GMT
    Dexter Roberts was with us. He was eliminated last night on ‘American Idol', and now that the judges have used their one save for the season, there was no second chance.
    Dexter Roberts was with us. He was eliminated last night on ‘American Idol', and now that the judges have used their one save for the season, there was no second chance.
  • Movie Critic Matt Atchity: Another Mixed Bag At The Movies

    Movie Critic Matt Atchity: Another Mixed Bag At The Movies

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:30:21 GMT
    Matt Atchity is the editor in chief for the pop-culture website "Rotten Tomatoes." He also hosts a new show on Sirius XM called "Rotten Tomatoes Radio." The weekly one hour call in show airs Tuesdays.
    Matt Atchity is the editor in chief for the pop-culture website "Rotten Tomatoes." He also hosts a new show on Sirius XM called "Rotten Tomatoes Radio." The weekly one hour call in show airs Tuesdays.
  • Jesse Katz: Yasiel Puig's Journey

    Jesse Katz: Yasiel Puig's Journey

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:47:12 GMT
    Since the time Yasiel Puig came to the Dodgers, there have been rumors about how he was able to defect from Cuba. Some of the rumors seemed to wild to believe, but apparently many of them are true.
    Since the time Yasiel Puig came to the Dodgers, there have been rumors about how he was able to defect from Cuba. Some of the rumors seemed to wild to believe, but apparently many of them are true.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices