A burger that's salty and sweet

One in a series of chefs' creative burger recipes.

For Daisy Martinez, a great burger does a bit of tug-of-war in your mouth.

"I always like to put together flavors that complement as well as contrast each other. This concept is especially important when creating a burger because you should experience that 'kapow factor' with each and every bite," she said in an e-mail.

So for her contribution to this summer burger series, Martinez sought a balance of salty and sweet, which she satisfied by pairing grilled fresh figs with serrano ham.