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Barbecue Salmon With Mango Salsa

Tips On How To Buy Fresh Salmon • Smell the salmon, if it smells fishy, don’t buy it. If the salmon looks, feels and smells good, it probably is. • Fresh salmon ideally should be kept on ice. The catch of the day should look fresh. • Touch it. If it springs back, it’s good. If your thumb print stays …

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Pasta with Smoked Trout, Fennel, Leeks, & Dried Tomatoes

Smoked trout is rather expensive but a little bit goes a reasonably long way. Here it is mixed with some glamorous vegetables for quite a fancy pasta dish, but like most pasta dishes it is quick and easy enough for a week-night dinner. And yes, it’s pasta again. We do tend to live on the stuff. This is the time …

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Thai Fishcakes with Cucumber Dipping Sauce

Thai Fishcakes with Cucumber Dipping Sauce Hot, spicy and wonderfully moreish – these delicious fish cakes make a fabulous first course, especially if the rest of the meal has a spicy theme. Makes 6-8 Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients For the curry paste: 4-6 green chillies, de-seeded and roughly chopped 2 shallots, roughly chopped 5cm/2in of fresh ginger, …

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Summer Fish Cakes

These are a little different from the classic fish and potato fish cakes, being made with corn and zucchini instead of the usual potatoes. Nothing wrong with that! Serve them with the same chow-chow, tartar sauce, or wedge of lemon that you might serve with more typical fish cakes. Accompany them with some lovely sliced tomatoes and a roll, and …

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Smoked Trout & Wild Rice Salad with Peas

I  always want to do more with wild rice but it is not the easiest thing to find and when you do find it, the price is also a consideration. I was really pleased with how this turned out though; it is the essence of early summer grounded by the earthy wild rice and smoked fish. This is a dish …

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A Visit to Trend Aquafresh Organics

Last Friday we found ourselves down near St. Catharines, so we took the opportunity to visit one of the many greenhouses in the Niagara area – Trend Aquafresh Organics. This was a medium-sized unmarked greenhouse on a gravel side road. Trend Aquafresh does sell directly to customers, but almost all of their sales are through wholesalers or to restaurants. They …

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Lorenzo’s Pastel de Pescado

This recipe was carefully written in Lorenzo’s trained architect hand, in Spanish, into Dad’s cook book, by Lorenzo. Dad met Lorenzo somewhere in South America and in typical Dad fashion went on to remain friends with Lorenzo and his family for the rest of his life; I’m pretty sure he went to his wedding amongst many other events. In fact, …

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Fish Tacos with Homemade Salsa, Guacamole & Chipotle Garlic Mayonnaise

Fish Tacos with Homemade Salsa, Guacamole & Chipotle Garlic Mayonnaise  A wonderfully delicious meal to share with friends and family!  All the accompaniments can be prepared in advance to create hassle-free entertaining! Serves 4 Prep time: 30 minutes (plus an hour resting time) Cooking time:  10 minutes Ingredients For the salsa: 3 tomatoes, seeded & chopped 3 small spring onions, trimmed …

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Traditional Fish Pie

Traditional Fish Pie The wonderful combination of fish makes this pie delicious… you can make this fish pie the day before as it tastes even better the next day! Serves 6 Prep time:  30 minutes Cooking time: 1 ½ hours Ingredients For the potato topping 1.25 kg potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 large knob of butter 4 tbsp double cream 3 egg …

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Crusty Pepper Salmon

Adding fish and seafood into your meal plans can add excitement into your daily cooking routine. Here’s a simple crusty pepper salmon recipe the whole family will enjoy. Crusty Pepper SalmonServe with brown rice and stir-fry veggies Serves 4 1 1/2 pounds salmon1/2 cup bread crumbs (made with white or brown bread)1 teaspoon coarsely cracked black pepper1/4 teaspoon paprika1/4

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