Gravlax is a traditional Scandinavian preparation of salmon in which it is cured with salt and dill. Delicious!
Plus, it’s far from a high-flying kitchen feat to make your own gravlax, though it does require a certain amount of patience before you can slice the velvety flesh—three days, to be precise. Use this recipe as a perfect make-ahead option for summer get-togethers or turn it into a quick and cool midweek dinner by doing all the prep work over the weekend.
Remove pin bones from salmon. In small bowl, mix together salt, sugar, pepper, and, if desired, coriander seeds and fennel seeds. Sprinkle half the salt mixture in empty shallow dish, then sprinkle half the dill.
Place salmon fillet flesh-side down in dish. Sprinkle remaining salt mixture and dill on top (skin side of fish) and press it lightly into salmon. Cover dish tightly and place in refrigerator for 3 full days. Turn salmon over once per day.
Scrape seasoning from salmon, and when ready to serve, use sharp knife to cut into very thin slices.
This hearty version of traditional sloppy joes has a tidy helping of sleep-aiding dietary fibre, thanks to its payload of smoky lentils. Swapping out the doughy bun for sweet bell pepper ups the nutritional ante and visual appeal. It’s also superb as leftovers. Smoke and fire Chipotle peppers are ripened red jalapeno chiles that have been smoked and dried. In stores, they’re typically sold in a rich, smoky flavoured adobo sauce. They add fiery, complex flavour to sauces used for pasta dishes, tacos, and any version of sloppy joes.
If you’re hungry for a nighttime snack, then spoon up this creamy, sweet-tart yogurt bowl to help promote some sweet dreams. It’s also a great breakfast option with a little granola tossed on top. The cherry compote can be made up to 5 days in advance. Less is more Many people would be surprised by the amount of added sugar that can be found in flavoured yogurts, including vanilla. A healthier option is to select products that are labelled “plain” and then let natural sweetness come from fruit toppings.
For many of us, turkey is a comfort food that recalls happy memories. This stew is one that is comforting both to make and to eat. Simmered slowly over a few hours, turkey drumsticks deliver rich flavour as well as a huge punch of protein. Tarragon gives it a fresh, bright pop of flavour that balances the earthy richness of the stew. Turkey contains high levels of B vitamins and selenium, as well as tryptophan, which has been explored in recent research for its role in the formation of the mood regulator serotonin. Leftover turkey You can also make this dish with leftover cooked turkey. Simply start the recipe by browning the leek and onion and adding stock, carrots, and parsnips. When the vegetables are tender, add cooked turkey and continue with the recipe [object Object]