Salmon Burgers and a Cookbook Giveaway

I’m completely giddy and I can’t wait to tell you why!  It’s not just these salmon burgers, which should be served at every bar in the country.  If they were, I’d be one happy man.  I struggle with bar food.  Where is the pescatarian love? It makes be a little sad when I go out for drinks and everyone’s chowing down on juicy burgers and all I can get is a silly hummus platter.  All you bar-owners out there, take note!  Make this salmon burger and I can guarantee it’ll be a hit.

But that’s not why I’m so excited.  Here’s the big news:  I have the honor of telling all of you, dear readers, about the release of the wonderful new book, The Sprouted Kitchen, from Sara and Hugh Fortes.  I’m not really sure what else I can say except that I adore these two and their site.  I mean, look at it.  It’s hard not to fall in love with every word, photograph, and recipe.  You know that game people play where you’re asked what items you’d want if you were stuck on an island? Just nod yes.  Well, if I were stuck on an island and could only have access to one blog, I’d pick Sprouted Kitchen.  Actually, maybe I wouldn’t.  Because I’d just be very hungry all the time.  So, forget that.

The cookbook is everything I dreamed it would be.  It is full of beautiful writing, Hugh’s stunning pictures, and every dish will leave you drooling.  In fact, when I was searching for a recipe to make to go along with this post, I hemmed and hawed for quite some time.  Like their blog, I was left overwhelmed with inspiration.  But I’m so glad I went ahead and adapted their turkey burger recipe to meet my pescatarian tastes.  It completely flipped my view of what a salmon burger could (and should) taste like.  So, thank you Sara and Hugh!

The publishers of the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook have been generous enough to provide a copy for a giveaway on this blog!  Details on how to enter follow, but if you’re anxious to get your hands on it, head on over to Amazon and buy a copy.

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us why you’d like to win?

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only . Giveaway will end on September 30th 2012 at 12:00 pm EST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.

Salmon Burgers

(adapted/inspired from the turkey burger recipe by The Sprouted Kitchen by Sara Forte)

Ingredients

For Herb Aioli

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

3/4 cup canola oil

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

2 tablespoons finely chopped basil leaves

For Salmon Burgers

1 1/2 pounds skinless fresh salmon fillet, cut into 2 inch cubes

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 celery stalk, finely chopped

3 green onions, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 apple, such as Granny Smith or Gala, finely chopped

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

For Serving

4 hamburger buns

1/2 head butter lettuce

1 cooked red onion (directions below)

1 beefsteak tomato, sliced

Directions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.  Continue whisking quickly and slowly drizzle in the olive oil until it has emulsified.  Once you have a mayonnaise-like consistency, whisk in the mustard, chives and basil.  Cover and store in the fridge until ready to use.

2. Heat the oil in a saute pan.  Add the celery, green onions, and garlic and cook until just browned.  Turn off the heat and set aside.

3. To make the burgers, place the salmon into a food processor and pulse until the pieces have broken up a bit.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

4. Once the items in the pan have cooled, transfer that to the mixing bowl containing the salmon.  Add in the apple, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and parsley and mix so the ingredients have combined.

5. Mold the mixture into four patties, each approximately 1 1/2 inches thick.

6. Heat your grill to medium-high.  Cook the burgers on each side until they have browned and are cooked through (if necessary, cut into one to make sure it is done).

7. Grill or toast the buns.  Spread each side of the buns with the aioli and layer with a piece of lettuce, tomato slice, caramelized red onion* and a salmon burger.

 

To cook the onion:

Ingredients

1 red onion, sliced into 1/2 inch rings

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Add a tablespoon of butter to a small saute pan and set over medium-high heat.  Once it has melted, add the slices of red onion, season with salt, and cook until it has browned slightly.

 

 

 

 

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Emily HazzardSeptember 24, 2012 - 1:45 am

One, those burgers sound delicious, both in turkey and in salmon form. Two, I’d love to win because not only do I love following the Sprouted Kitchen blog, I’ve heard nothing but good things about the book and would love to check it out myself!

Sarah H.P.September 24, 2012 - 2:10 am

I’ve been taking advantage of cooking with whole foods and living a healthier lifestyle, so I’d love to win this cookbook for my kitchen!

j3nnSeptember 24, 2012 - 2:26 am

With several health concerns, nutrition and whole foods have been constantly on my mind lately, so I am very interested in as many whole, nourishing food ideas as possible.

I loooove salmon burgers! That looks perfect. I could eat them 7 days a week and never complain. :)

GinaSeptember 24, 2012 - 2:29 am

I have read the Sprouted Kitchen blog for a while now and would love to own the cookbook!

CarolynSeptember 24, 2012 - 8:18 am

Looks like a great book! And I love salmon in all forms, so that burger is right up my alley.

MollySeptember 24, 2012 - 8:43 am

I’m always looking for new inspiration in the kitchen. I’m so in love with the fact that their turkey burger inspired this salmon burger. That, alone, speaks volumes about the quality of this book. Thanks so much for holding this contest.

Lora @cakeduchessSeptember 24, 2012 - 9:00 am

Oh my goodness-yes! Love this burger idea and I agree that there should be more options like this for those that aren’t eating regular burger. I need this book in my life -is that a good enough reason?:)Super giveaway:)

JeanetteSeptember 24, 2012 - 9:00 am

I’ve been thinking of making Salmon Burgers for a while – this one from The Sprouted Kitchen sounds fantastic. I’ve love to get my hands on Sara’s new cookbook to check out all her wonderful recipes.

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.September 24, 2012 - 9:05 am

Love Salmon Burgers! This book looks fabulous!!

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.September 24, 2012 - 9:07 am

Looks like a beautiful book!!

Ken┃hungry rabbitSeptember 24, 2012 - 9:14 am

I want to make this salmon burger and more from the cookbook.

RavieNomNomsSeptember 24, 2012 - 9:51 am

That is an amazing Burger!!

Anna RaeSeptember 24, 2012 - 10:02 am

Oh my this cookbook looks amazing! I am getting married
in a couple weeks, and moving across the country; this would make
a lovely addition to my kitchen shelf! Pure beautiful.
thanks for this opportunity!

gailSeptember 24, 2012 - 10:21 am

this looks like such a good book!

MonetSeptember 24, 2012 - 10:23 am

Hi hun! What a great giveaway. Not only do those salmon burgers look scrumptious, but the book looks like it is just brimming with culinary inspiration. I’d love to win because I need more recipes now that I’ve quit my job. So much more kitchen time on my hands! xoxo.

SaraSeptember 24, 2012 - 10:23 am

I would love this book to help me expand my repertoire of whole foods. I love the blog and this looks great. And I want to make the salmon burger.

Sommer@ASpicyPerspectiveSeptember 24, 2012 - 11:22 am

Yay Brian, I’m so glad YOU finally get a big juicy burger. These look amazing!

BabsSeptember 24, 2012 - 11:25 am

The salmon burger looks delicious. The book looks interesting. I am in need of some inspiration.

Helene from La Cuisine d'HeleneSeptember 24, 2012 - 11:30 am

I like their philosophy of eating healthy non-processed food, lot’s of veggies. Their recipes are approachable and you can find great inspiration on their blog.

Beautiful pics of that salmon burger!

Ouida LampertSeptember 24, 2012 - 11:31 am

This book is on my Amazon wish-list, so I would LOVE to win!

Stephanie BrociousSeptember 24, 2012 - 11:42 am

I love cooking with whole/raw foods but sometimes it’s hard to get out of the usual rut and find good/tasty recipes that include these foods. I would love to win this cookbook! :D

VeronicaSeptember 24, 2012 - 11:46 am

Mmmm my mouth is watering and it’s not even noon yet. I’d say this post is a success.

I love Sprouted Kitchen’s blog and would absolutely love having the book. Whole food cooking is an excellent goal and raises awareness about one is eating and how good food that is good for you can taste.

At any rate, I look forward to trying the salmon burger recipe!
Thanks!

PennySeptember 24, 2012 - 11:54 am

I’ve been on a food plan (WW) on the path to losing 40# and I do find that eating whole foods is the best approach. I would love to own this cookbook. Thanks for the chance to win it! (And the salmon burger looks fantastic ~ will be making that for sure!!)

Andrew FrishmanSeptember 24, 2012 - 11:59 am

MMMnnnn. . . I LOVES me some burgers, especially when they are made of salmon!

En lugar de enseñar a un hombre a pescar, ¿por qué no enseñarle a hacer cañas de pescar?

DeniseSeptember 24, 2012 - 12:08 pm

I use to be scared of salmon burgers. I know …. strange. It is because my mom use to use salmon from a can and the texture completely freaked me out. I was 5 or 6 and remember it well. Then a couple years ago, I had one made with fresh salmon (had to eat it as it was being served at a dinner party) and it was out of this world. Cannot wait to try out this recipe, as it looks and sounds amazing.

JenniferSeptember 24, 2012 - 12:09 pm

The salmon burgers look wonderful. I would love to win the new cookbook because I really need some inspirations for whole food cooking so I could get the whole family eatting better more consistently.

lauren reillySeptember 24, 2012 - 12:58 pm

I would like to win this cookbook for my daughter. She is in law school. A nice distraction for when she has a moment of down time, she loves to cook. She is a healthy eater and is always looking for something new.

Thank you.

HeatherSeptember 24, 2012 - 1:26 pm

Apart from knowing it’ll be a phenomenal book, I can’t think of any reason I *wouldn’t* want to win!

Cheers,

Heather

chhaviSeptember 24, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Would love to win the cookook..! Will give me more healthy recipes to try. I love cooking and this book will be a perfect addition to my very small cookbook collection!

Lauren at Keep It SweetSeptember 24, 2012 - 2:00 pm

I would also be thrilled to find this as an option on a menu!

Would love to get a hold of their beautiful cookbook, everything on the website always looks amazing.

Lisa | With Style and GraceSeptember 24, 2012 - 2:13 pm

I’m seriously in love with her book, practically bookmarked half of it! BTW – that is one outstanding photograph of that burger. Almost makes me want to eat it, but I’ll wait till post pregnancy.

naomiSeptember 24, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Small confession-I’m new to their site-BUT i love it big time and the book looks so awesome!

Jessica MacphersonSeptember 24, 2012 - 3:31 pm

I’d like to win because I love their blog and the cookbook is already staring at me from my Amazon cookbook wish list!

Elizabeth HSeptember 24, 2012 - 5:34 pm

I’ve only recently started following the site, but I’ve gotten really excited about it since discovering them. Healthy cooking has become a bigger deal in my family just to control blood pressure, etc. so I’d love a book like this for even more great options.

BonnieSeptember 24, 2012 - 5:35 pm

We are always looking for new “whole food” recipes!

CellabellaSeptember 24, 2012 - 5:50 pm

I’d love to win because if your salmon burger was inspired by their cookbook, it must be good – your burger looks delicious!!

Hannah BSeptember 24, 2012 - 5:50 pm

I have never read their blog before, but I am trying to amass a collection of healthier recipes and I believe whole foods are the way to go. Thank you for the chance to win!

Kate W.September 24, 2012 - 7:11 pm

i have been eyeing that cookbook for a little while now, but i have been trying to restrain myself. Love the sprouted kitchen!

merry jenniferSeptember 24, 2012 - 7:13 pm

I’d love to win because it’s one of the few cookbooks I don’t yet own! How silly of me, right? Such a beautiful site – I can only imagine how gorgeous and useful their book is.

ShannonSeptember 24, 2012 - 7:17 pm

these salmon burgers look amazing! only the first of many reasons I’d love to check out this cookbook :) i just started following sprouted kitchen blog this year, and i’ve loved the recipes i’ve tried so I know the cookbook is a winner!

lizzieSeptember 24, 2012 - 8:05 pm

It’s the only protein I’m really good at making, and I need more salmon recipes!!!

Ashley - Baker by NatureSeptember 24, 2012 - 9:22 pm

I love new cookbooks! They always inspire fresh ideas and wonderful recipes to create in the kitchen!

These salmon burgers look stunning, and perfect to make when my vegetarian friends come over for dinner!

SO happy to have stumbled upon your gorgeous blog!

LizSeptember 24, 2012 - 10:20 pm

I’ve been making an effort to eat more whole foods lately, so some creative recipes would be a great addition. Thanks for the giveaway!

Henry WongSeptember 24, 2012 - 10:53 pm

This would make a perfect gift for my friend who is vegan!

Gale ReevesSeptember 24, 2012 - 10:57 pm

I have a cookbook library and would like to add this book to my library. Thank you for offering the chance to win the book.

JeanSeptember 25, 2012 - 5:00 am

Because I love her blog and want to make every recipe in this book!

Jim KennedySeptember 25, 2012 - 8:07 am

I’d like to create a few new flavors for sprouted foods.

JennieSeptember 25, 2012 - 9:44 am

I should cook more healthily and this looks like great inspiration!

AmandaSeptember 25, 2012 - 10:14 am

I would love to win a copy of the Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook because feeding my growing boys good, healthy food is a priority! I know this book will offer some of the best.

ShawnaSeptember 25, 2012 - 10:30 am

I love salmon burgers, but above all I would like to win this cookbook because my doctor says I have to get my cholesterol down and this book may help with some good recipes.

foodwanderingsSeptember 25, 2012 - 10:53 am

Love fish burgers I don’t make them often enough, & I should! I am drooling over these and wish I had them for lunch. Bri. do you cater?

LindaSeptember 25, 2012 - 12:18 pm

I’m always looking for new ways to share the love of cooking
with my 12yo budding chef. I think she’s going to
love trying the salmon burger!

Sara P.September 25, 2012 - 12:23 pm

I just started growing sprouts a couple months ago!! I would love to win this to get new ideas for what to do with them.

SarahSeptember 25, 2012 - 4:52 pm

I have heard so many great things about this cookbook all over the web. I would love to receive a copy, so I can cook with the bf and show him how food can be healthy & delicious. :-)

VeronicaSeptember 25, 2012 - 5:35 pm

As a busy medical student spending 80hrs at the hospital, I have found the weekend time spent in the kitchen as my oasis… It’s my opportunity to unwind and to allow my culinary creativity flourish. I love experimenting and looking to other kitchen enthusiasts for inspiration and guidance. I whole-heartedly believe in having sit-down meals with my family and friends. And no matter how little time I have, I always cook with fresh, wholesome ingredients, from scratch. No frozen meals or take-outs for this med student! :) I read both your and Sprouted Kitchen’s blogs religiously and drool over your photography. Thank you for all the work and passion you put into this blog. It’s truly wonderful. I hope to have the opportunity to bring to life Sprouted Kitchen’s new creations in my own kitchen. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing ItSeptember 25, 2012 - 10:24 pm

I’ve heard such wonderful things about this cookbook! I’ve been wanting it for awhile. My fingers are crossed. :)

moonswordSeptember 25, 2012 - 10:24 pm

ohgoodgolly a cookbook from Sprouted Kitchen! Every time I visit their site it just spins me silly with brilliant culinary creativity! I can’t resist their healthy, simple, natural whole food approach, as well as their superstunning photos. I’d love to learn more about their food philosophy and their luscious recipes…especially their Mushroom and Brown Rice Veggie Burgers, Lentil Meatballs with Lemon Pesto, Lemon Cremes with Oat Thyme Crumble…the list goes on! Many thanks!

Dave SeelSeptember 25, 2012 - 10:26 pm

Life is about food and food is better with recipes like those from the Sprouted Kitchen. So having this cookbook would simply and utterly make my life better :)

CamillaSeptember 25, 2012 - 11:01 pm

Recipes that inspire and photos that make you drool. What’s not to love?! And the sub-title – a tastier take on whole foods – definitely makes it a must-have on the cookbook shelf.

Lavina HSeptember 25, 2012 - 11:24 pm

Because I’m a grad student inspiring to eat better and I love food blogs and cookbooks. Plus I just bought two gigantic butternut squashes from the farmer’s market today : )

Lee HughesSeptember 26, 2012 - 8:17 am

My husband and I are trying our best to make better food choices. This cookbook would be a big help in that direction! Thanks!

Holly GSeptember 26, 2012 - 2:06 pm

My current “cookbook collection” is huge folder of bookmarks in my browser and random torn-out magazine pages. I’ve love to start a REAL collection with this book!

Mandy M.September 26, 2012 - 6:29 pm

Sprouted kitchen is a kicka$$ site….more than just a food blog—it is total food porn. This book looks amazing and I would love to own it.

AnnieSeptember 26, 2012 - 9:31 pm

I absolutely love the Sprouted Kitchen blog! My dad has always eaten that dreaded “Standard American Diet” and after some health problems I’ve been helping him discover the joys of fresh and healthy food. I’d love to have this cookbook to share with him. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

charisSeptember 26, 2012 - 10:13 pm

Would like to win book giveaway so I can review it on my website: http://www.SATgourmet.com

SarahSeptember 26, 2012 - 11:46 pm

I love cooking with natural, whole some ingredients and it looks like this would be a great addition to my collection.

KimberleySeptember 27, 2012 - 1:46 am

I’m so enamored with their new book. And I hear you about the pescatarian prejudices! I eat meat sometimes but would prefer this any day. :) (Also, you don’t need to enter me in this contest, since I already have this lovely thing in my possession. XO!)

Jeanne @ CookSister!September 27, 2012 - 9:37 am

Looks like a beautiful book – and a great endorsement. And now you have me craving a salmonburger…

LauraSeptember 27, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Love, love, love the Sprouted Kitchen blog!!! I have made many of their recipes…each was delicious! I would love to win their cookbook, because, as a former English teacher, I always prefer my cookbooks in print rather than an online format. :)

Carole ResnickSeptember 27, 2012 - 4:15 pm

I would love to add to my 3500+ cookbook collection.

Amanda ThompsonSeptember 27, 2012 - 4:21 pm

I love the Sprouted Kitchen Blog!! My husband thinks I have too many cookbooks but he can’t get upset if I were to win it instead of buying it! ;)

Loretta ESeptember 27, 2012 - 4:49 pm

I’d love to win because the sprouted kitchen blog is awesome and I’m sure the cookbook is more of the same!

charjSeptember 27, 2012 - 5:30 pm

The Sprouted Kitchen blog is wonderful; and I would love to have my own copy of the cookbook.

Marnely Rodriguez-MurraySeptember 27, 2012 - 10:23 pm

I think this would be a great book to kickstart the winter season with some healthy meals!

Keia MastrianniSeptember 27, 2012 - 10:32 pm

I would love to win a copy of Sprouted Kitchen because Sara and Hugh are so gosh darn inspiring. And….I’m a cookbook junkie and can never have enough. Hook it up!!!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.comSeptember 28, 2012 - 7:17 pm

LOVE salmon burger!! And can’t get enough of Sara’s delicious blog! Need to get a copy of this book soon!

Samantha RemingtonSeptember 29, 2012 - 1:10 pm

I’m a big fan of whole foods cooking!

ClaireSeptember 29, 2012 - 1:22 pm

I’d like to win because I Love cookbooks! and I love cooking ;)

Shut Up & CookSeptember 29, 2012 - 4:45 pm

As an avid carnivore I am probably one of those guilty folks eating a burger at a bar, but I try and eat meat-free at least a few nights a week, and absolutely agree that there is little better than a really great Salmon burger. Excited to give this recipe a try and to have found your blog!

Heather SSeptember 30, 2012 - 10:18 am

Oh wow. Looks amazing. This is my first
Introduction to them. I would love to win just because I have never been to the site until now and could use a condensed version so indoor have to search every post.

JennySeptember 30, 2012 - 10:18 am

I would like to win because I love cookbooks and also I’m trying to eat more healthful foods!

Christy@SweetandSavoringSeptember 30, 2012 - 10:38 am

I’m so glad it’s not too late to enter! I’d love to win this cookbook because my husband is tired of being the one to cook for us most of the time ;) Some new recipes in my repertoire would be nice, and I love the Sprouted Kitchen!

Jessica JacobowitzSeptember 30, 2012 - 10:40 am

i heart veggies. and salmon. i am newly married and would love to own this cookbook! always looking for new things to make for dinner!

ElizabethSeptember 30, 2012 - 10:50 am

I’ve been looking forward to this cookbook for a while. Beautiful pictures and delicious food!

Pam CSeptember 30, 2012 - 11:29 am

This cookbook looks great and it’s time I stepped away from my heavy southern cooking and baking books

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Russell van KraayenburgOctober 1, 2012 - 5:22 pm

Oh sad. I missed the giveaway. But what a scrumptious burger! I want one now!

Jasna HodzicOctober 6, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Just made this for dinner-delicious! I have never even heard of salmon burgers before this post and (as a pescatarian ) I can tell you I’m happy I discovered it!

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Jennifer WeiJuly 25, 2013 - 10:26 pm

Just made this recipe which must be missing a binder–eggs perhaps–because they fell completely apart. Fortunately, I only tried to cook 2 patties which I used to decorate the buns, and the plate, and the tomato and the lettuce. I have a lot of the salmon mixture left, to which I will certainly add a couple of eggs before grilling. If you have a better solution, please let me know. Even tho’ crumbled, it tastes great!

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