Fish and chips with tartar sauce is a meal attached to memories ranging from sunny beachside vacations to drizzly days in England, from late nights at the pub to Friday night dinners, and beyond. It’s clear that this classic combo means something different to everyone, but it isn’t always the healthiest choice. This dish is for those in-between fish and chips moments, though it still feels familiar thanks to a velvety Green Goddess Cream, vinegary capers, and hearty vegetables. Enjoy it with your local catch of the day.
Any sweet and bitter combination of vegetables will work here. Try sweet potatoes and kale, or golden beets and dandelion greens.
For vegetables, arrange oven racks to accommodate two baking sheets and preheat oven to 425 F (220 C). Line vegetables up on two large rimmed baking sheets, coat with oil, and season with salt. Roast trays for 15 minutes, flip top tray to bottom and bottom to top, and roast for another 10 to 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
After vegetables are out of oven, add trout to parchment-lined baking sheet, season with salt and pepper, and roast for 8 to 12 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness.
For Green Goddess Cream, in blender or food processor, combine all ingredients in order listed. Blend until smooth and pale green. Transfer to serving bowl.
Briefly reheat vegetables in oven if necessary, though room temperature or chilled is a really nice way to eat this dish, especially at lunch. Arrange roasted vegetables on plates and add largely flaked pieces of trout. Top vegetables and trout with a drizzle of Green Goddess and sprinkle of capers. Serve with additional dressing, if desired.
This recipe is part of the A New Kind of Healthy collection.
Pears and chocolate make for a very natural friendship and play together beautifully in this plant-based, dairy-free cake. This cake is dense and rich, with a medley of spices, and enhanced by just a hint of espresso powder, which allows that chocolate flavour to shine through. In addition to slices of pears being laid on top, this cake employs some pear purée to add moisture and sweetness to the slightly nutty texture provided by the whole wheat flour. Pear primer A firm pear such as Bosc, recognizable by its distinctive dusty brown skin, is perfect for this dish. When eaten raw, Bosc pears are crisp and not too sweet. When baked, this variety softens up and its flavours are enhanced, but it maintains its characteristic long-necked, graceful shape. Unlike a Bartlett pear, which turns from green to bright yellow when ripe, Bosc pears don’t change much in colour when ripe. Give it a little nudge with your thumb near the neck of the pear and it will give slightly—that’s how you know you’ve got a ripe one. Compared to other pears, Bosc will still be quite firm.
Many flavours that complement pears—sage, ginger, maple syrup—also go well with butternut squash, so it makes sense to bring the two together. For this autumn salad, mixed greens are tossed with marinated squash ribbons that serve to dress the salad with spicy, gingery brightness. A juicy yet firm medium-sweet pear, such as red Anjou, works well here, and its vibrant red skin makes a pretty plate alongside butternut squash. The finishing touch is a sprinkling of crispy sage and maple syrup-toasted hazelnuts. Refrigerator tip Treat butternut squash ribbons as you would a dressing, keeping them in the refrigerator until ready to use. They will last a few days in the refrigerator, and you can have them on hand to dress small amounts of lettuce. If, rather than making one large salad, you want to serve individual amounts of this salad, just dress a few leaves with some ribbons; cut up pear and fry sage leaves as you serve.
Luscious figs loaded onto hearty flatbread make a satisfying breakfast or brunch. They’re sweet and delicious when paired with savoury cinnamon-flavoured crunchy pumpkin seeds and tart goat cheese. And, with a dough enriched with whole wheat flour, hempseeds, and nigella, these flatbreads are sure to be satisfying. They’re also chock full of fibre and protein, and with 6 mg of iron, you’ll be on your way to 31 percent of the recommended daily value. A freezer favourite By making dough in advance and freezing, you can make these individual flatbreads part of your routine for days when you don’t have much time. Simply portion dough individually right after mixing, allow it to rise in the fridge for 8 to 10 hours, and then freeze in individual containers. To thaw an individual ball of dough, 24 hours before you wish to use it, remove the container from the freezer and allow it to thaw in the refrigerator. At least an hour before baking, allow dough to come up to room temperature outside of the fridge.