Slow Roasted Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Berkshire Pork Belly on Du Puy Lentils
Sep11

Slow Roasted Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Berkshire Pork Belly on Du Puy Lentils

Serve this fabulous dish over double-smoked bacon and caramelized-onion Du Puy lentils  with a  Saskatoon berry gastrique. It’s a great combination. Rub for the Pork Belly: 5 lbs rind-on pork belly ¼ cup Kosher salt 2 tsp black pepper; restaurant grind 1 tbsp crushed caraway seeds 1 tbsp dry mustard powder – Keen’s ½ cup soy sauce 1 cup brown sugar ¾ cup bourbon ¼ cup coarsely chopped toasted almond slices Pre-heat oven to 275°....

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Beet, Bocconcini and Tomato Lentil Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Jul06

Beet, Bocconcini and Tomato Lentil Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Making use of sweet, ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs, the secret ingredient in this beet and lentil salad is a good Dijon-style mustard. It’s great to take along on summer picnics and potlucks. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes SALAD: 2 cups (500 mL) cooked green beluga lentils or du puy lentils  2 cups (500 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups (500 mL) cooked, diced beets (about 2 medium) 1 (4-oz /130 g)...

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Ranchero Beef Steak
May28

Ranchero Beef Steak

Pay homage to the grill with your favourite Canadian beef steak. The sauce in this recipe goes well with any Grilling or Marinating steak — it’s somewhat smoky and spicy and loaded with garden vegetables. If you can’t take the heat, reduce the amount of chipotle pepper by half. Time: 20 Minutes Cook: 20 mins Yields: 4 – 6 Servings 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1 cup (250 mL) sweet onion, cut lengthwise 1 ½ cups...

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Spicy Black Bean Burgers
Jul16

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

This year (2016)  the world is celebrating pulses…those amazing, protein-packed, easy to cook legumes that are so at home in Canada. Here’s a recipe that you can use at any time of the year. The ‘burger’ mixture can be prepared a day ahead of time and cooked either for full size burger buns but we love them as sliders. Top them with lentil sprouts (to carry on the same colour theme, we sprout beluga lentils), a bit of good locally...

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Crispy Pickerel with Chorizo and Green Lentil Ragout
May11

Crispy Pickerel with Chorizo and Green Lentil Ragout

Both Harissa with its characteristic heat and the lemony-flavoured Sumac are available at Persian food markets.  Like many of the other recipes, the Lentil Ragout, this time well-endowed with Chorizo and kale, could easily stand on its own The Fish: ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp sumac 1 Tbsp Harissa chili powder 1 tsp salt ½ cup red lentils, toasted and ground 1 cup all purpose flour 4 large pickerel fillets olive oil for frying Blend...

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