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Linguine with Shrimp, Zucchini, Corn, Tomato, Olive Oil and Mint

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Linguine with Shrimp, Zucchini, Corn, Tomato, Olive Oil and Mint
Pair this gluten-free seafood linguine dish with a glass of white wine to complement the rich flavours.

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. (375 g) Catelli® Gluten Free® Linguine (375g)
  • 1/3 cup (85 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shallot, peeled and sliced (1 large shallot)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) zucchini, thinly (1 large zucchini)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) corn kernels (frozen or fresh)
  • 3 cups (750 mL) ripe roma tomatoes, diced (5 large roma tomatoes)
  • pinch dried chili flakes (optional)
  • 240 g (0.5 lb) large shrimp, each one cut into three pieces
  • 12 large fresh mint leaves – thinly sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Add 4 litre of water to a pot and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of salt to water. Bring to a boil. In a large pot or frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.

2. Add sliced shallots and cook until tender and fragrant, about 3 minutes.

3. Add sliced zucchini and mix well. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until zucchini becomes soft and tender. Season with touch of salt.

4. Add corn, diced tomatoes and pinch of chili flakes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

5. Add shrimp and turn heat down to low.

6. Cook linguine according to packaging instructions. Drain well and add to sauce. Add sliced mint leaves and toss well. Add salt and pepper to taste; serve immediately.

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Crocktober: Simple Seafood Chowder

BT Calgary | posted Friday, Oct 23rd, 2015

This chowder is about as easy as it gets to make. It has a nice rich flavor and is loaded with seafood. In this recipe I use canned seafood and you can also substitute any other canned fish or seafood you have on hand into this recipe. Even tuna is nice in this chowder.

— Courtesy Theresa Toth

Ingredients:

  • 2, 170 gram cans of crab meat with juice
  • 2, 142 grams cans of baby clams with juice
  • 2, 540 ml cans of potatoes with juice
  • 2, 354 ml cans of evaporated milk
  • 2 cups raw shrimp, shells removed
  • 2 cups barbecued salmon, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Fresh Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Crock pot: Set the heat on your crock pot to low and add all the ingredients except the shrimp and BBQ salmon. Cover and simmer for 6-8 hours. This will become the broth for your chowder.
  2. Uncover and discard bay leaves. Add the shrimp and the salmon, breaking up any large pieces with a fork. Do the same with the potatoes which should be soft.
  3. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the shrimp are pink and the chowder is nice and hot.

Enjoy!

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Fish Tacos with Watermelon Radish Slaw

BT Calgary | posted Friday, Jun 5th, 2015

Fish Tacos with Watermelon Radish SlawFish Tacos

Fish can be grilled, broiled, pan-fried or even planked to make summery fish tacos, topped with crunchy slaw studded with juicy watermelon. If you plan to plank your fish, you’ll need a food-grade plank; soak it in the sink (under a pan or other weight to keep it submerged) for at least an hour, or overnight. Adapted from watermelon.org.

Fish:
1 lb tilapia, whitefish, or salmon
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Slaw:
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded or julienned radishes
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp cider vinegar
salt to taste
1 cup seedless watermelon, finely diced
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro

small fresh corn or flour tortillas

Place fish in a freezer bag with the remaining ingredients; seal, gently shake to coat the fish completely, and let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.

To plank your fish, soak a food-grade cedar plank for at least an hour, then place it on a preheated grill until it starts to smolder; place the fish on it and cook for 20 minutes, or until the edges flake with a fork. Have a spray bottle of water on hand to catch any flare-ups. Alternatively, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes at 425F, or cook in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop or on the barbecue until the fish is just cooked through.

Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil and place on the shelf of the grill, or on a side that’s not on but is warm. (Alternatively, toss them in a warm oven for a few minutes. This will make corn tortillas more pliable.)

Meanwhile, toss the cabbage and radishes with the yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, vinegar and salt to taste. Add the watermelon and cilantro and gently toss to combine.

Flake the fish and use it to fill warm tortillas; top with slaw and serve immediately.

Serves 4-6.

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MAPLE MUSTARD SHRIMP WITH SUCCOTASH QUINOA SALAD

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

MAPLE MUSTARD SHRIMP WITH SUCCOTASH QUINOA SALAD
Serves 4

For Succotash Quinoa Salad:
3 tbsp olive oil or butter
½ medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 zucchini, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup fresh or frozen lima beans, thawed
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
1 tsp chopped thyme leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups cooked and cooled red quinoa
1 tbsp lemon juice

1 package Chef Lynn Crawford’s Maple Mustard Shrimp
or
400g (14 oz) package frozen large shrimp (31-40 count), thawed
½ cup maple syrup
1 tbsp grainy mustard
1 tbsp sweet and smoky mustard
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp unsalted butter

In a large skillet over medium high heat, sauté onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, zucchini and red pepper and sauté until tender crisp. Stir in lima beans, corn, sage and thyme. Fry for another 5-7 minutes, until vegetables are tender and cooked through.

Transfer succotash to large bowl and stir in cooked red quinoa. Add lemon juice, and season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Set aside.

Prepare Chef Lynn’s Maple Mustard Shrimp according to package directions. Alternately, in a medium bowl, whisk together maple syrup, mustards, vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar. In a large pan over medium high heat, melt butter and sauté shrimp until pink and just cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Add sauce to pan and stir to coat evenly.

Mound Succotash Quinoa salad onto a serving platter, top with cooked shrimp and serve immediately.

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Lobster and Crab Rolls

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015

Lobsterrolls

Courtesy The Bison

Ingredients

  • 1 Lobster
  • 1 Crab
  • 1/2 C Aioli
  • 2 Lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 C Chives, tarragon, parsley
  • To taste Salt, pepper, cayenne
  • 8 Brioche rolls
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • Butter leaf lettuce

Method

  1. Combine lobster and crab meat with aioli, lemon, herbs and seasoning. Taste, and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  2. Slice ends off brioche rolls, and fry the roll in butter until golden brown.
  3. Place lettuce in roll, and fill with lobster and crab mixture. Enjoy!
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Lobster Rangoon with Fruit Compote

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Nov 17th, 2014

Lobster Rangoon with Fruit Compote
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Ingredients:

  • 1 live lobster (about 1 1/4 lbs.) steamed and meat removed
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 TBSP granulated sugar

 Method:

1. Chop the lobster meat into small pieces and place it in a bowl

2. Add cream cheese and salt mix well

3. On a large work surface, lay out the wonton wrappers. Spoon 1 tsp. of lobster mixture into the center of each wonton. Seal the edges of each to form a triangle.

4. In a small saucepan, add a thin layer of vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat. Submerge three to four wontons at a time in the oil, making sure you don’t crowd the pan, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the wontons float and are crispy and golden brown. Remove them with a slotted spoon and lay them on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil. Repeat with the remaining wontons, adding more oil to the pan as necessary.

5. In a separate small saucepan, heat the raspberries, blueberries and sugar over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes, until the liquid thickens. Remove from the heat immediately.

6. Place the cooked wontons on a serving plate and drizzle with the warm compote.

 

Courtesy The Great Lobster Cookbook: From Claw To Tale – By Matt Dean Pettit 

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Cured Coho Salmon

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Nov 3rd, 2014

Scallopsby Chef Steve Lepine
SERVES 4

Ingredients

  • Salmon, fresh or frozen 1 lb 454 g

Dry Rub:

  • Kosher salt 1 cup 250 ml
  • Sugar 1 cup 250 ml
  • Wet Rub:
  • Mustard, grainy 1 tbsp 15 ml
  • Tarragon, fresh or dried 2 tbsp 30 ml
  • Brandy 2 tbsp 30 ml
  • Black pepper 1 tbsp 15 ml
  • Lemon zest, fresh 2

Method

  1. Start by descaling salmon. Keep skin on salmon and remove all bones. Place onto a clean baking sheet.
  2. Mix sugar and salt together. Set aside for later.
  3.  Mix grainy mustard, brandy, tarragon, black pepper, and lemon zest.
  4.  Place wet rub onto the flesh of the salmon. Do not worry about the skin side.
  5.  Place the dry rub to the top and sides of salmon.
  6.  Make sure the salmon is completely covered with the dry rub. Do not worry about the skin. Wrap tightly with saran wrap and place into fridge.
  7. Let salmon cure for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
  8.  Thinly slice on the bias or cut into thin strips and enjoy..
  9. Salmon should be firm to touch. Rinse with cold water to remove

 

TIP
• Feel free to use either fresh or frozen salmon. I like to use frozen salmon only on a few occasions,
one being curing. The texture of the fish is a little more dense and is easier to slice.
• Dish is great served over warm or chilled potato salad, with eggs, on blinis, and with pickled beets.

 

•| wine recommendation: Rosé! Rosé! Rosé! Try Lacrimarosa from Mastroberardino, rich and pink in color, rich texture and soft tart fruit will be sure to balance the many layers of this Canadian favorite.

 

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Caramelized Shallot Aioli & Fried Root Vegetables

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Nov 3rd, 2014

VeggiesCaramelized Shallot Aioli & Fried Root Vegetables
Courtesy Chef Steve Lepine
SERVES 8

Fried Root Vegetables:

Ingredients

  • Sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced 1 lb 454 g
  • Parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced 1 lb 454 g
  • Potato, peeled and thinly sliced 1 lb 454 g
  • Beets, peeled and thinly sliced 1 lb 454 g

Shallot Aioli:

Ingredients

  • Shallots, peeled and thinly sliced 6 tbsp 100 g
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp 30 ml
  • Garlic, minced 1
  • Grainy mustard 1 tbsp 15 ml
  • Mayonnaise 2 cups 500 ml
  • Lemon zest and juice 1
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Parsley, chopped fine 2 tsp 10 ml

 

Method

  1. Preheat frying oil in a deep fryer to 350°C.
  2. Caramelize shallots with olive oil in frying pan on medium low heat, until golden brown,
  3. add garlic for another minute and take off heat.
  4. Once cooled, put through food processor until puréed and place into stainless steel bowl.
  5. Add mustard, mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, parsley and season to taste.
  6. Peel and slice vegetables. Peel and slice potato last.
  7. Fry in multiple batches, starting with the potato first. Do not overcrowd the fryer.
  8. Once chips are golden brown, take out of fryer and place on paper towel.
  9. Season immediately with salt. Let chips cool down, and serve with dip.

Wine recommendation: A sparkling favorite, Prosecco from Nino Franco. The light bubbles and balanced freshness will cut through the rich flavors of the fried vegetables and rich Aioli.

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