‘Top Chef’ adds a tasty twist to BBQ classics

Having one final blowout BBQ before fall starts? Try something new! Here, Brian Malarkey from "Top Chef" season 3, shares his flavorful take on such classic dishes as burgers, sausages and pork chops.

"HAM" burger with baconaise, garlic, green onions and ginger

Ingredients

  • "HAM"Burger

    • 1 pound hamburger
    • 1/2 pound pork sausage (hot or mild)
    • 2 tablespoon ginger (ground or minced)
    • 2 tablespoons garlic (ground or minced)
    • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce
    • Salt and Pepper
    • 4 each toasted buns or steam buns
  • Baconaise

    • 1/4 cup yolk
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 cup canola
    • 1 cup bacon fat, warmed
    • Water
    • Salt and Pepper
  • Optional

    • 1/2 bunch cilantro
    • 1/3 cup baconaise
    • 2 each tomato sliced
    • 1/2 each cucumber sliced
    • 1 bunch watercress
    • 2 tablespoons sriracha

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Pork chop and grilled late summer peaches

Ingredients

    • 4 to 6 each pork chops (big or as small as you like)
    • 1 cup hoisin sauce
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 4 to 6 each peaches, ripe, sweet and cut into half with the pit removed
    • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon ginger, ground
    • 1/2 bunch cilantro springs
    • 1/2 each red onion, 1/4-inch slices on the round
    • Salt and coarse ground pepper

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Spicy sausage on a stick with a balsamic teriyaki and watercress salad

Ingredients

  • Spicy sausage

    • One package of sausage (chicken sausage, chorizo, pork sausage, bratwurst or hot and sweet pork sausage)
    • Bamboo skewers
  • Balsamic teriyaki

    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup teriyaki
  • Watercress salad

    • 2 bunches watercress, rinsed
    • 6 to 8 each radishes, sliced thin
    • 2 tablespoons, extra-virgin-olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • Salt and pepper

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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