Eating out on vacation everyday gets expensive. Sure, it’s fun and enjoyable, but the bills stack up. Thankfully, Jesse and I have saved some money by eating breakfast in our room every morning and the other night, we cooked our own dinner to save some extra cash too. We have access to a nice gas grill where we’re staying, so decided to grill some burgers. The meal itself is very simple because we didn’t want to buy a bunch of spices or things we wouldn’t use up in time. One thing I did find to jazz the burgers up is finishing salt, specifically black lava sea salt. This simple addition to our meal definitely took it to the next level and added a nice smoky flavor and delicate crunch. As stated on the package, “black lava contains premium activated coconut-shell charcoal, an anti-toxin and digestive aid.” What a nice bonus!
For dessert after our dinner, we had fresh island papaya. It was delicious.
- 1 lb grass-fed ground beef (I used Hawaiian grass-fed beef!)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Small clamshell of mixed greens
- Avocado slices
- Persian or pickling cucumber slices
- Palm Island black lava sea salt
- In a large bowl, mix the ground beef with salt and pepper. Form into four small patties, or two large if you want bigger patties.
- Place patties on a grill over medium-high heat and grill for 3-4 minutes per side for medium doneness.
- Serve on top of mixed greens with cucumber slices and avocado. Garnish the burgers with a pinch of black lava sea salt (seriously, only a pinch … a little goes a long way).