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#EssentialRecipe => Tuna Tartare Tower with Spicy Beet Habanero Mayo

Living on the West Coast has it's perks. Take for example fresh fish. I was into see Brian at Sea Food City on Granville Island and he put me onto this amazing Albacore Tuna caught just off of our Pacific coast. Caught by local fishermen in local waters, he informed me that this is one of the only Albacore's that you can eat raw that's never been frozen because of it's freshness and the proximity in which it was caught. This is sushi grade without the flash freezing… amazing! 

Before I could say boo, he had a...


#EssentialRecipe => Spot Prawns and Snap Peas

 

It’s Spot Prawn Season! A beautiful thing happens every May in Vancouver: the delectably sweet and delicious Spot Prawn season begins. It only lasts 6-8 weeks, so seafood lovers on the west coast start tying on their bibs in April in anticipation. We even have our own Spot Prawn Festival! There are so many ways to enjoy Spot Prawns, but I find this simple recipe is one of the best.

Ingredients:

-1 lb of spot prawns

-Snap peas

-Butter

-Garlic

-Shallots

-White wine

-Fresh parsley

-Coconut milk

-Sea salt and black pepper to taste


Method:

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#EssentialRecipe => Burrata Spring Pesto Pizza

Ingredients:

-Fresh burrata

-Puff pastry

-Peas in the pod

-Cherry tomatoes

-Spinach

-Garlic

-Olive oil

-Pine nuts

-Lemon


Method:

Take your Burrata out of the fridge. It must be at room temperature to serve.

Roll your puff pastry into a thin pizza crust and place on parchment paper.

Turn your oven on to 450.

Smash a handful of spinach, 2 cloves of garlic and a few tablespoons of pine nuts with a pestle and mortar.

Add a tablespoon of olive oil (we use Planetta, so amazingly grassy) salt, pepper and a squirt of lemon juice...


#EssentialRecipe => Garden Ramen

As the days get warmer this might be one of your last opportunities to truly enjoy a comforting bowl of hot steamy ramen. Check out our simple garden ramen recipe and pull it out on a chilly spring evening. We have the most amazing little bone broth bar near our place where they are constantly cooking beautiful flavors like Veal, Duck and Beef. Check out Home on the Range Organics and stop in for a cup of goodness if you find yourself in EastVan. 

Ingredients:

-Bone broth

-Ramen noodles 

-Green veggies (kale, bok choy) 

-Carrots 

-Potatoes 

-Fresh...


#EssentialRecipe => Bangers and Mash

It wouldn’t be St Patricks’s Day without celebrating with some pub grub, in our case traditional Bangers and Mash. Bangers got their name from the high percentage of water used to pack sausages during food shortages in WW1. They would ‘pop’ when heated, hence; bangers.

Ingredients:

-Pork or beef sausages

-Potatoes

-Garlic

-Shallot

-Butter

-Plain yoghurt

-Sea salt and black pepper to taste

-Green Peas

 

Gravy Ingredients:

-Beef broth

-Red wine

-Flour

-Worcestershire

 

Method:

Your favourite pork or beef sausages are what you need for this dish, so start at your...