Every Mondays and Fridays of June and July we will be featuring some my favourite food bloggers for the first time here at Ang Sarap. These bloggers are exceptional and served as a big influence of what is Ang Sarap now, so please do visit and follow every one of them (if you haven’t yet) and I will assure you that you won’t be disappointed.Our guest for today is Martyna from Wholesome Cook.Martyna is a recipe developer (www.recipedevelopmentservices.com) specializing in natural, additive-free and allergy-friendly recipes, a contributor in Honest Cooking magazine, a recipe tester and a foodie blogger. Her recipes can be everywhere as she had been featured in a lot of popular websites like RACQ The Road Ahead Lifestyle, Phoenix New Times, Yummly, the Kitchn and VIA Los Angeles. As a recipe developer most of her recipes are original and created by Martyna herself which makes sure that every visit you make to her site is a unique experience. Need I say more? Let’s all welcome Martyna.
Hello Ang Sarap readers, my name is Martyna and I am the cook behind a Sydney-based allergy-friendly recipe blog, Wholesome Cook. I refer to it as a personal recipe blog of a professional recipe developer as I have been recipe testing, developing and photographing for a living for a little while now.
I came across Raymunds blog over a year ago and have been coming back ever since. I really enjoy reading Raymund’s introductions to each dish – a little history, some trivia and a lot of passion! I also find that his blog has a great mixture of classic recipes and those from his homeland, the Philippines. As an expat (I’m Polish) living in a foreign land (Australia) I can relate to curing the occassional bout of homesickness with the food we grew up with.
In a nutshell, the aim of Wholesome Cook is to create a point of reference for healthy, nutritious and easy to prepare meals, without breaking the bank or over-complicating things. Think of it as an anti-revolution to the world of highly processed, fast-food and pre-packaged meals. It is a place where I explore natural, additive-free and allergy-friendly recipe ideas and food trends. Today’s recipe is no different in that it accounts for 4 of the most common food allergies, those being to gluten, dairy, nuts and eggs. Yet, it is delicious and easy to prepare whether you’re an allergy-prone household or not. No “special” ingredients needed.
Salmon Burgers with a Caper Yoghurt Dressing
While a few of the actual burger ensemble ingredients may contain gluten, dairy or eggs, they can be easily substituted for allergen-free versions that suit your particular needs. So let’s see… bun – use gluten free breadroll or 2 slices of bread; yoghurt – try soy yoghurt; sesame seeds – buy plain buns; eggs – well, most buns are made without eggs so you should be safe. If catering for someone with allergies it’s best to check though! Wasabi is a super hot Japanese horseradish paste.
For the Salmon Burger Patties:
- 320g skinless salmon fillet, cubed
- 1 tsp wasabi
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tbsp (olive) oil for frying
For the Caper Yoghurt Dressing:
- 1/2 cup Greek Yoghurt
- 1 tbsp baby capers
- 1 tsp (or more) wasabi paste
- 2 burger buns
- a few lettuce leaves
- 1/4 avocado, mashed
- 4 slices of cucumber
To make the Salmon Burger Patties: place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until a coarse paste forms. Using a pair of kicthen gloves, remove the mixture from the processor and form 2 patties. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium high heat. Add patties and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
In the meatime, prepare the Caper Yoghurt Dressing: again, mix all ingredients in a small bowl. That’s it.
To serve: cut open your burger buns. Spread dressing over the bottom half of each bun. Add lettuce, top with mashed avocado, salmon burger patties and sliced cucumber. Top with the other bun half and enjoy!
PS As of the coming Monday I will also be a proud author of an e-cookbook: My Whole Food Philosophy - How to make the change from junk food to whole food without giving up your favourites. Feel free to check it out, it will be free to download for a limited time.