Jim Harrison, the great American man of letters, appetites, virtues, humor and heart had a character, in I think ‘The Great Leader’, go on how the otter reaps havoc on the natural world – and to a certain extent Darwin’s hypothesis – with its overevolved, sleek, playful and carefree via del vida. Otters are hyper-adapted, and so perfectly designed that life for the otter is an effortless endeavor – ergo why all that playfulness. Me: if they could speak it’d be in Latin, duh, and all about ‘ludo ergo sum’ (Trans: I play therefore I am).
Who am I to argue with so convincingly articulated an observation not convincingly articulated by yo, here. No yo tengo the diction nor tiempo to sit around and go from otter to pad and pen to navel to wine jug and back to otter. Deep profound Animal Planet contemplation by gauzy light of a Coleman lantern is for those without newborns and Fifa addictions.
Though cogito this: If the World Cup had an otter it’s Neymar whose spikes, if they could talk – in Portugeuse, deserto – would be like ‘oh yeah, u need a goal, I got that. Now can we get back to your pelt and frolic with fans please.’ And if American letters has a green chile cheeseburger it’s Jim Harrison: lusty, charred, macho, ribald, white.
Mira, for 7/4/14 I grilled a green chile burger as good as or better than anything I’ve ever eaten in the dozen or so heralded NM green chile cheese burger Meccas. Por que the verde y amarillo reminded me of Brazil’s kits who w/out Neymar (or Silva) need all the support we can muster and because it was I-Day USA 2014 and while the German’s could not be deported or droned and my America includes everyone but cumin I added a side of potato salad which complimented the heat from the chile and beef char and holy shit I forgot to photograph the beast before inhalation. Ugh. Here’s the recipe for shits and giggles and Brazil anyway:
The Otter of Green Chile Cheeseburgers: simple, effortless and at the top of any food chain:
fresh, roasted, peeled sealed, defrosted NM Green Chile chopped and lightly salted
Shredded store-brand sharp cheddar cheese
Notice: NO CONDIMENTS.
Grill to your liking on side one, flip, top side two with green then cheese. Bun. Inhale. Goes good with Fifa and/or frolic.
Three potatoes – diced, boiled, skin-on
⅓ white onion – diced
handful of fresh parsley – chopped
mixed into ¼ Cup mayo, splashes of Worshcestshire sauce, red wine vinegar, olive oil, squeeze of lemon, salt and pepper and garlic salt shakes, splurt of French’s yellow mustard, drop of Maille Djon Mustard Originalle and Roland Dijon Mustard grained with wine.
Some dude from Franz Ferdinand singing about otters: