Sometimes, the timing of our cuisine nights lines up perfectly. We’d been considering doing Canadian as our next cuisine. When we found out that Canada Day fell in the same week, the decision was made. We didn’t exactly choose the healthiest dishes, but they were all delicious!
This was the recipe that kept coming up when we looked into Canadian cuisine. Basically like chips and gravy but taken to a whole other level. We made chips not so long ago for our Belgian cuisine night, so we used a similar method. It was the gravy, though, that really made this meal. A combination of beef and chicken stock which tasted surprisingly like the gravy from KFC, and a beautiful consistency. We couldn’t find any cheese curd, so we used mozzarella instead.
Salmon is possibly my favourite seafood ingredient, so I was excited to try this one. The recipe called for either tinned or fresh salmon – of course for a cuisine night we kept things special and went for the fresh salmon fillets. The flavours were lovely and delicate, especially with that lemon dill sauce. The only problem was the pastry was rolled a bit too thick. We served the pie with a side of vegetables cooked in cream. Isn’t hodge podge such a fun name!?
We couldn’t have a Canadian cuisine night without a dish that showcased maple syrup. My goodness, these tarts were delicious but very sweet. As much as I love them, I can only eat these one at a time. The top was all caramelised and crispy while the centre was still gooey. And for our second attempt at pastry this cuisine night, we did much better. We were planning to offer some of these to friends, but may have eaten them all by ourself instead!
Also, I found this fun little Canadian-themed name creator. I’m Winter Poutine! What’s your name?
For our next cuisine night, we’ll be exploring the only Scandinavian country we haven’t yet done. Perfect for midwinter!