I envisioned a hearty dish of braised sausage and cabbage served over a bulgur wheat pilaf but when I started to look, and that's half the fun of this challenge, nothing like that called to me. But Scandi Salmon Burger with Dill and Tomato Sauce, a lighter summery dish from Diana Henry's book A Change Of Appetite did.
Finely chopped salmon bound only with a little yogurt and mayonnaise made a fragile burger but among the best I've had. I omitted the cooked onion (and butter) and added spring onions for extra flavour. The yogurt-tomato topping flavoured with fresh dill was perfect with it.
These were supposed to be served on rye bread but I think a burger needs a bun. So I made Diana's Black Bread from the same book, a Russian-style loaf that I shaped as buns. I'd used yogurt and tomatoes, two of the mystery ingredients, for the burger; the third was in the bread. Can you guess what it was?
In assembling the burgers, I did add a fourth box ingredient, spreading the buns with some grainy mustard. But if you've ever watched an episode of the TV programme "Chopped", you'll know that that wouldn't have impressed the judges at all since the ingredient wasn't transformed ;)! These were fantastic and will definitely be made again.
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