Here, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite recipes that are guaranteed to please your True North taste buds!
There’s little more Canadian than these extremely delicious Gooey Butter Tart Squares.
1. Sweet Citrus Spiced Salmon
If you’re a fan of this omega-3 rich fish but prefer when it doesn’t taste, well, too salmony, this Sweet Citrus Spiced Salmon recipe is for you. Salmon is marinated in pineapple and lemon juice and then baked with a sweet and spicy topping, leaving every bite the perfect blend of flavorful (but mellow) fish!
3/4 cup pineapple juice
6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
6 (6oz) salmon fillets, skin removed
Sweet & Spicy Topping
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1) In a large resealable plastic bag, combine pineapple juice, lemon juice and salmon. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
2) Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat an 11×7-inch baking dish with non- stick cooking spray.
3) For the topping, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, lemon zest, chili powder, cumin, salt and cinnamon. Remove salmon from refrigerator and dispose of marinade. Place fillets in prepared baking dish and rub brown sugar mixture over salmon. Bake 12 minutes or until fish is flaky.
2. Maple & Brown Sugar Pancakes
What if you could whip up a batch of unbelievably amazing, fluffy and perfect pancakes faster than we can say Aunt Jemima? Well, thanks to Chef Lisa, you can. She has created these foolproof Maple and Brown Sugar Pancakes that are guaranteed to have you flipping your lid!
2¼ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp kosher salt
1¾ cups whole milk
¼ cup butter, melted
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1) In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
2) In a medium mixing bowl, whisk milk, butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Stir milk mixture gently into the dry ingredients being careful not to over mix lumps are okay in the batter.
3) Over medium heat, pour ¼ cup pancake batter onto a hot skillet. Cook until bubbles form, then flip over and cook on the other side until golden. Serve immediately, or keep warm.
3. Spicy Caesar Cocktail
What’s more Canadian than cold beer? No, not back bacon, but this classically Canadian Spicy Caesar Cocktail, the number one most popular drink from coast to coast. Like an amped up Bloody Mary, the Caesar is a refreshing, red-hot combo of Clamato, vodka, tabasco and worcestershire sauce. Awesome, eh?
Lime wedge, to rim glass
Celery salt, to rim glass
Spicy Clamato juice
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
Celery stalk, for garnish
Lime wedge, for garnish
Rim a highball glass with a cut lime wedge and dip into a pile of celery salt on a plate. Fill the glass ¾ with ice and add Clamato juice ¾ of the way. Add vodka, Worcestershire and Tabasco. Stir well, top with a pinch of pepper and garnish with celery stalk and lime wedge.
Authors of bestselling cookbooks Bite Me, Bite Me Too and Lick Your Plate, saucy sisters Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat love eating, feeding, entertaining and dishing up easy recipes at BiteMeMore.com.