Last Updated on August 6, 2021
Aubrey’s at home celebrates the Olympics with a seasonal delivery box
While the Tokyo Olympics is beamed into our living rooms throughout the day, the mind might stray from time to time on how to nourish oneself while glued to the extraordinary sporting feats which make for addictive viewing. Cue the Wagyu burger kit from Aubrey’s at Home which delivers a Limited Edition, themed delivery box to celebrate the Tokyo games.
I opened a review box to find a burger-making kit for four people. Not any old burger, mind, but a wagyu beef and brisket burger. The substantial patties, made with purebred English Wagyu and brisket, were accompanied by slices of American hamburger cheese and potato brioche buns. A video shows viewers how to cook the burgers and simplifies proceedings. Watching Philli Armitage-Mattin, food consultant and MasterChef finalist (who collaborated on the Wagyu box) was both instructive and entertaining. The halved brioche bun had a quick turn in a hot pan to toast and then the meat hit the heat for three minutes on each side. This left the burgers nicely browned on the outside and pink on the inside.
Those who wanted cheese (it is a controversial ingredient on a burger, I find) could add the thin slice, put a lid on the pan briefly for the cheese to melt. Then it was a matter of adding meat and cheese to bun and onto the plate. Of course, if you have a BBQ, I am sure these burgers would be great with a bit of charring around the edges. Knowing that watching sport makes my family hungry, I roasted a tray of sweet potato fries to accompany the burgers, as some of my team could win gold if eating was an Olympian pursuit.
Keeping with the theme, the relish in the Aubrey Allen Wagyu burger kit was a wasabi mayonnaise. This Great Taste award-winning product from The Wasabi Company was really very tasty and I would certainly buy it again. It did not overpower the burger, being quite mild, but the wasabi flavour did come through. I tried some the following day on my avocado toast and there it really shone. The mayo is made using fresh English wasabi, grown in Dorset and Hampshire. The company’s website has an inspiring range of products under its Wasabi label, from wasabi vodka to yuzu jam. They also sell a great range of Japanese products and even plants if you fancy growing your own wasabi or yuzu.
The cherry on the top of the burger meal was the accompanying Kanpai brewery wasabi and apple session sake. This was light (5.5% ABV) and refreshing, perfect for an outdoor, summer BBQ. Kanpai, the first UK based sake brewery, is based in Peckham and takes its name from the Japanese term for ‘cheers’. Kampai translating as ‘dry your cup’. The pioneers of this project are enthusiastic micro-brewers who began as self-taught and then travelled for training in Japan.
There are many different delivery boxes on order from Aubrey Allen, an online company known as The Chef’s Butcher. They sell top-quality meat from carefully selected farms as well as a fine selection of artisan cheese.
You can order the Limited Edition wagyu burger kit for two people for £32 from the online order website.
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