Avocado and salmon, along with a wasabi-infused yogurt sauce, team up to create a healthy burger with sophisticated flavour you’ll flip for. You can also use Arctic char or rainbow trout as sustainable choices. Most fishmongers will be happy to skin the fillets for you.
You can fire up the grill to prepare the burgers, but they are fairly delicate and so are best cooked on a grill pan instead of directly on the grill grates. A sprinkling of chopped chives or sliced tops of green onions can be added as a nice finishing touch.
Formed patties can be frozen for future meals. Simply place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, freeze until solid, and then transfer to an airtight container for storage in the freezer.
In bowl, whisk wasabi powder and 1 Tbsp (15 mL) cold water into a paste. Cover and chill for 15 minutes. Stir in yogurt, honey, lime juice, and salt. Set aside to let flavours develop while you prepare burgers.
Place 1/2 lb (225 g) salmon, shallot, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil in food processor container and blend into pasty pureu0301e. Pulse in remaining salmon along with avocado, cilantro, and nori. Form into 4 equal-sized patties.
Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook salmon patties for 3 minutes per side, or until just cooked through. Alternatively, bake in 400 F (200 C) oven for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and firmed up.
Serve burgers topped with yogurt sauce.
Licorice-flavoured fennel, tart apple, and a hint of pleasant bitterness from radicchio combines with a touch of sweet dressing for a refreshingly delicious salad. Fennel contains a number of vitamins and minerals known to be involved in digestion, including vitamin C, manganese, and niacin which helps transform the food you eat into energy. Apple adds sweet crunch and all-important fibre. Know your fennel The fennel bulb we buy at the market is a cultivar variety known as Florence fennel. Fennel seeds, which are sometimes eaten after a meal to ease digestion, and which are also used for cooking, come from the common fennel, which grows wild in southern Europe, Australia, and parts of the US.
Adding farro, with its nutty bite, is a delicious and convenient way to increase your soup’s fibre and nutritional value. This hearty soup is the perfect remedy to a cold January day. Lemon and chervil add a bright contrast to the fibre-packed earthy flavours. Farro timesaver With a long cooking time, it’s worth it to cook a larger amount of farro and freeze it in small-portioned batches which can be thawed quickly. Using a ratio of 1:4 farro to water, cook on medium-high heat until farro is al dente, in a similar manner to the way you would cook pasta. Drain, rinse, portion, and freeze for later use. To thaw, simply run frozen farro under water or add directly to soup.
Oven-roasted delicata squash makes a crispy treat atop this green salad. As its name suggests, this squash has a thin, delicate skin that’s tasty when cooked. Pomegranate molasses, an ingredient common in Lebanese and Middle-Eastern cuisine, brings a sweet and sour flavour to the dressing. No pine nuts? Use squash seeds! Simply collect about 1/4 cup (60 mL) seeds from cleaned squash, rinse, and mix with 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) of the spice mix used to roast the squash and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) olive oil. Roast at 425 F (220 C) on parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Look for whole grain farro, which leaves the germ and bran intact, for this satisfying porridge that’s sure to kickstart your day. While the cooking time is longer than for pearled or semi-pearled varieties, you’ll get more nutrition. Take the time to enjoy the delicate scent of cardamom and ginger wafting through your kitchen as you prepare this. Ancient grain Farro (also referred to as emmer or einkorn) is a variety of wheat known as an ancient grain, which means that it hasn’t changed over time through breeding as is the case with many varieties of modern wheat.