Saturday, August 21, 2010

Smoked Trout Clubhouse Sandwich

This is my new favorite sandwich. My uncle smoked some trout for me. Seriously delicious!!

Smoked Trout Clubhouse
Serves 1

Your favorite bread!
Smoked trout or salmon
1 slice of bacon, cooked
Tomato, sliced
Basil, chopped
Mozzarella or havarti

  1. Toast the bread
  2. Mix the mayo with the chopped basil
  3. Spread the mayo on the bread and top with the trout, bacon, tomato, lettuce and cheese
  4. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Potato Salad

I had a great potato salad with my new potatoes. You can do lots of variations so have some fun!

Potatoes, boiled and diced
Sausage, cheddar smokies
Green beans, boiled and diced
Dijon Mustard
Cider vinegar
A smidge of creamed horseradish
Fresh rosemary, thyme, basil and oregano. All chopped

Toss it all together and enjoy!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


The fruits of my labour! Okay, to be fair, they are veggie, not fruits....

The first potatoes out of the garden! Note the one with the big line indent down it. Seems that one was growing near a rock. The skin is perfect inside the line indent. Isn't nature funny!?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Salmon Cakes

Here's an easy recipe. I'd love to add a picture but there was no way these delicious cakes were going to last that long around here!

Salmon Cakes
Serves 2

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 200g/6 - 8 ounce fillets, skin removed and diced
  • 2 medium potatoes, cooked and mashed (I microwaved them in their skins and then mashed them, skin and all)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • salt and pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Heat oil and butter in an oven safe skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Mix everything together and shape into patties
  4. Drop patties into pan
  5. Cook until browned and flip
  6. Place skillet in oven and cook 7 - 10 minutes until cooked through
  7. Serve with some yogurt sauce


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Best Green Beans Ever!

Last night I dressed up my green beans. So easy and sooooo tasty. So I just had to share. They're in season so go get yourself some!

Best Green Beans Ever
Serves 2

  • 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 2 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Heat a pot of water on the stove until boiling, add green beans and cook 2-3 minutes until bright green. Immediately remove from heat, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside
  2. Put the diced bacon in a skillet and heat over medium heat
  3. Cook the bacon until crispy.
  4. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on a paper towel
  5. Remove all but 1 tbsp of the bacon fat from the pan
  6. Add the shallots and saute until golden.
  7. Add the green beans, red wine vinegar, mustard and lemon juice.
  8. Heat through
  9. Toss back in bacon bits.