RECIPES: Recipe Details
It combines ground turkey patties with the all-American flavors of apples and cherries, a vegetable slaw, peanuts, white wine and spices. All ingredients are available in your local grocery store.
Apple Cherry Mayonnaise
Â½ cup heavy cream
Â½ teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Â½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon apple juice
Â½ cup finely chopped peeled, cored Golden Delicious apple
1/3 cup finely chopped dried cherries
Carrot Red Pepper Slaw
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 cup julienne-cut carrots
1 cup sweet red pepper, diced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Â¼ cup Sutter Home Chardonnay
2 tablespoons apple juice
Â½ cup lightly salted peanuts
Â½ cup shallots
2 lbs. ground turkey
Â½ teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder
Â¾ teaspoon salt
Â½ teaspoon garlic powder
Peanut oil for brushing grill
6 quality Kaiser hamburger buns
To make the mayonnaise: place heavy cream, curry powder and lemon rind in a small bowl. Whip until soft peaks form and doubled in volume. Fold in mayonnaise, apple juice, apples and cherries until well-blended. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover (or preheat gas grill).
Heat the oil in a medium nonstick, fireproof skillet on grill. Add the carrot and red pepper. SautÃ© for 2 minutes. Add sugar and cinnamon. SautÃ© for 2 minutes. Add Sutter Home Chardonnay and apple juice. SautÃ© until most of the liquid has evaporated. Set aside and keep warm.
Place peanuts and shallots in food processor fitted with steel blade. Process until well-mixed and peanuts are ground.
In a large bowl, combine peanut mixture, ground turkey, white pepper, curry powder, salt and garlic powder. Mix well, shape into 6 equal patties.
Brush grill rack with peanut oil. Place patties on the rack, cover and grill 4 to 5 minutes, turn the patties and continue cooking until juices run clear.
During the last few minutes of cooking, place the rolls, cut-side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly.
To assemble the burgers, place one patty on bottom of each roll. Divide carrot red pepper slaw evenly among 6 patties. Spread top of each bun with 2 to 3 tablespoons of apple cherry mayonnaise. Place bun tops on burgers.
Serve with remaining mayonnaise.
Yield: 6 burgers
Thank you for sponsoring this contest, which inspired me to use locally-grown produce and meat to build a better burger. Creating this recipe helps make me a more well-rounded person who appreciates all the flavors that are part of the great melting pot America has become.