The first time I tasted “brandade” was at a French restaurant in Soho, New York. My fantastic friend Katie was responsible for this revelation. This mousse-like, light as air, delicious dip is perfect for the festive season or whenever you want something special to dip your toast in. Brandade is traditionally made with cod, but since you can purchase fantastic smoked salmon from Foodsaver Stores, then smoked salmon brandade is on the menu. Continue reading
Food to impress. With very little fuss, believe me! This is such a great dish in such a little time. You can serve this stunner at a black-tie dinner or a casual lunch. Continue reading
Salmon and quinoa make effortlessly a flavourful and healthy salad. If you add wild rice, then you have a wholesome meal, packed with nature’s goodness. Wild rice rice mix and quinoa from Foodsaver Stores are such a game changer since they are partly cooked and you can use them straight from the freezer. So you can whip up this salad in 30 minutes tops! Continue reading
Every time I set out to make this recipe, I changed my mind. Always thought it might be too time consuming, fussy and complicated. I was so wrong. This is such a great dish in such a little time. You will have food on the table in one hour including cooking time. You can serve this gorgeous dish at a black-tie dinner or a casual lunch. I actually cooked it for my family on a boring Tuesday. It was the highlight of the day. Continue reading
The salmon patty turned into a loaf. Yes, this is indeed my fresh salmon patty recipe. Same great taste, in less time. I didn’t use canned salmon like most salmon loaf recipes out there. I chopped up two lovely, fresh salmon fillets and mixed them with mashed sweet potato and aromatic herbs like dill and parsley. I served it with lemon wedges but I am assuming a lovely lemony, yogurt based sauce would do it justice too. Continue reading
My new favourite way to bake salmon. It’s so simple and it really takes this dish to the next level. The presentation is gorgeous and the the crust adds that little extra twist you need, to make this dish fit for a formal celebration or a week night dinner. The sauce is so delicious, you will be reaching out for a spoon. Continue reading
Clearly in a patty mood.
I’ve been meaning to give these a try for quite some time now and I’m glad I finally did. I wanted to create a patty packed with fresh salmon, not canned. They turned out so amazing, I now want to make them at least once a week. I added mashed sweet potato, dill, parsley, capers and plenty of aromatic lemon zest. The best part is, they are grilled, not pan-fried. Stuff them in a pita with tzatziki or stick them in a bun and top them with coleslaw or serve them plain with a bright green salad and a squeeze of lemon. This is a keeper. Continue reading