Dippable finger foods always go down a treat with kids, and these fish sticks are no exception. Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse that, among other benefits, is a wonderful source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, both of which you must get from your diet. To complete this meal, try serving the fish sticks and zesty yogurt sauce alongside roasted sweet potato wedges or celery and carrot sticks.
This coating would also be delicious used on strips of chicken instead of fish. Use recipe as directed, but take note that the baking time may be longer.
Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C). Line rimmed baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
In small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup (125 mL) yogurt, pickles, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Set aside until ready to use.
In large frying pan, place uncooked quinoa and place pan over medium-high heat, stirring often, until quinoa is toasted and fragrant, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove frying pan from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool. Transfer quinoa to food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Transfer ground quinoa to shallow bowl and set aside.
In another shallow bowl, whisk together flour, paprika, thyme, and cumin. Set aside next to ground quinoa.
In third shallow bowl, whisk together remaining 2 Tbsp (30 mL) yogurt, water, and egg until well combined. Set aside next to two other bowls.
Working with one piece of fish at a time, first dredge fish in flour mixture, gently shaking off the excess. Then dip in egg mixture before coating completely in ground quinoa. Place fish in a single layer on prepared baking tray. Repeat until all fish has been coated.
Bake fish for 7 minutes. With tongs, turn fish over and return to oven to bake until fish strips are golden brown and cooked through, about another 7 to 9 minutes. Serve fish sticks warm with yogurt sauce on the side for dipping.
This simple dessert celebrates the glory that is the summer strawberry. Don’t feel you have to stick to strawberries here; swapping them for ripe peaches would also make for a stunning ending to any meal. What to gild the lily with? Add a dollop of whipped coconut cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Flower power Orange blossom water (also known as orange flower water) is produced by water distillation of the blossoms of a bitter orange tree. Just like rose water, a little goes a long way. So, take care and use just a drop or two, tasting as you go so as not to overwhelm but rather to complement the other flavours in a dish.
Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner. Fresh is best Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.
What worldwide vacation is complete without a stop in Italy? Dad won’t miss the meat in this flavourful mushroom alternative complete with Italian spices and a zesty vegetable tapenade. Portobellos have a uniquely “meaty” texture and act as a sponge to lock in loads of flavour. This meaty plant-based burger is sure to become a favourite—even with any meat-lovers in your life. Custom-made! Don’t be afraid to customize your burger buns to fit your patties. If your bun’s too big, trim off excess and save the trimmed bits of bread, but don’t discard. Instead, cut into small cubes; drizzle with some olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of choice; bake at 350 F (180 C) for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll have delicious homemade croutons for use in soups and salads throughout the week.
Next stop, Asia! This shrimp burger combines classic Asian flavours with unique toppings for rich umami flavour with the saltiness of the ocean. Whether served on a bun or over rice in a more traditional Asian-style meal, try some unique miso yogurt or wasabi mayo dressing for a fabulous flavour bomb. Keep those burgers juicy Place raw patties on a plate or tray, and cover and freeze or refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to keep them together and to lock in moisture.