Cook Canadian

Want to cook and shop like a Canadian? We have compiled a long list of well tested, delicious recipes from all across Canada that will help you create that perfect menu.

Hearty Mains

“Long Lake Monster” Venison Stew

Wild Canadian venison is such a treat and luckily, I know hunters. Perfect for a January storm warning. Stay in. Hunker down. Open a good red wine. Read a book by the fire. This slow cooking recipe takes five or more hours so it’s built for a Canadian Winter storm. Perfect to keep the kitchen […]

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Barbecued Pork Chops with Basil, Mustard & Fresh Peaches

A beautiful late summer barbecue dish! 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh basil or mint 1/4 cup (60 mL) red pepper jelly, melted 2 tbsp (30 mL) cider vinegar 1 tbsp (15 mL) grainy mustard 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt Pinch pepper 2 firm ripe peaches (unpeeled), sliced 4 pork loin […]

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Toasted Barley and Mustard Risotto with Pale Ale and Bacon Nuggets

Few ingredients say “Canada” like mustard, barley, maple syrup and smoky, thick sliced bacon. It’s the sort of dish that can be kept warm for service but be careful, it’s awfully easy to snack on.  In the springtime, we like to add a few spears of steamed  & chopped asparagus at the end just before […]

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Chipotle and Apple Turkey Burgers with Mustard Herb Aioli

Mixing a bit of heat from the chipotle, a bit of sweet thanks to the apple and a bit of zip from the three kinds of mustard, these are moist and favourful burgers the whole family is sure to love. The herb aioli is absolutely fantastic when served with grilled chicken or fish, or as […]

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Lamb and Prune Tagine (Agneau aux Pruneaux)

A tagine is a deep, glazed clay dish with a domed top that has a vent in it to allow the excess steam to escape.  It must be seasoned before use by putting it on low heat, adding 1 cup (250 mL) milk, covering it and heating it for 20 – 30 minutes.  The milk […]

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Not Your Ordinary Fish Burger

This recipe is courtesy of the team at Taste of Nova Scotia…and the proud fisherfolk of that great Province. Make your own homemade mayonnaise and you’ll never go back to store-bought…plus the fact when you make your own, it’s Canadian!  For Burger: 4 sesame buns 16-20 oz white fish (haddock or halibut) 1 cup flour […]

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Maple Bacon Crêpes

What a tremendous brunch or supper dish!  For Crepe Stuffing:  4 eggs (sunny-side up) 1 package local maple smoked bacon, fried or baked 1 package local breakfast maple sausages, pan fried and sliced into rounds 2 large potatoes washed, peeled, cubed small, seasoned and pan fried (hash browns) mayonnaise (to taste) maple syrup (to taste)  […]

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Clean Out the Fridge Crustless Quiche

Why buy a quiche when you can make this delicious rendition all the while using up those bits and pieces of leftovers that almost every household has?

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Big Barbecued Beef Ribs

Not for sissys, these gooey ribs offer rib-eating satisfaction from ear to ear and are great for dramatic presentation.  Small cans of chipotle peppers can be found in the Mexican section of grocery stores. This hot chile is actually a smoked jalapeño. It adds a spicy smoky flavour to dishes. Use sparingly in sauces, marinades […]

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Spiced Lamb Strips with Mint and Cilantro

Combining savory lamb with cumin, coriander, mint, garlic and tomatoes, this recipe combines the best of traditional North American and Middle Eastern lamb preparations.  1 lb (500 g) lamb leg, boned, trimmed and cut into thin strips  1 tsp (5 mL) cumin 1 tsp (5 mL) coriander 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper  1 Tbsp (15 mL) plus […]

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Red Lentil Crusted Albacore Tuna with Beluga Lentil and Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Araxi Chef Quang Dang created this albacore tuna dish a few years ago for a national lentil contest. It’s easy, gluten free and very creative!  1 small albacore tuna loin, trimmed 2 cups (500 mL) red lentils, ground in a spice grinder then sifted 2 Tbsp (30 mL)   salt 2 Tbsp (30 mL) black pepper, […]

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Sweet Potato and Curried Red Lentil Pizza

A high protein, utterly delicious new way of making a pizza. ¾ cup (180 mL) dry red lentils 1½ (375 mL) cups water 1 Tbsp (15 mL)  olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, chopped ½ small eggplant, diced 1 lb (500 g) sweet potato, cubed 1 can (28 oz – 796 mL) […]