This herbed lemon finishing salt brightens up chicken, fish or vegetables. – R.K.
Portion size125 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2006
grated lemon rind
Per pinch: about
Coarsely chop rosemary. In clean spice or coffee grinder, pulse together rosemary, salt and lemon rind, in 2 batches, until combined. Spread on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet; bake in 225°F (110°C) oven until dry, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
Break up dried salt. Store in airtight container in cool dark place for up to 1 month.
While you don't want to overwhelm seafood with too much spice, these mussels can take a hit of curry because the creamy sauce tempers the heat. Serve with crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth.
Prep time10 minutes
Total time15 minutes
Portion size4 servings
Thai Green Curry Paste
(recipe under Method)
sodium-reduced chicken broth
whipping cream (35%)
Per serving: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate7 g
Scrub mussels; remove any beards. Discard any mussels that do not close when tapped. Set aside.
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook shallot until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in curry paste; cook for 2 minutes.
Pour in broth; bring to simmer. Add mussels; cover with tight-fitting lid. Cook until mussels open, 5 to 8 minutes. Gently fold in tomatoes and cream; cover and cook for 1 minute. Discard any mussels that remain closed.
The aroma of baking banana bread is enough to drive just about anyone wild with anticipation. Our best version— made using the surprising (and mysteriously effective) technique of "marinating" the bananas in a buttermilk and baking soda blend—delivers on all counts. It's moist, buttery, sweet and chockfull of banana flavour.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2014
1 1/2 teaspoon
2 1/4 cups
1 1/2 teaspoon
per each of 16 slices: about
Total fat10 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate32 g
Stir together bananas, buttermilk and baking soda. Let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until combined; beat in egg, vanilla and banana mixture. Stir in flour mixture until combined; scrape into greased 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan.
Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until cake tester inserted into centre comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely.
Change it up -? Chocolate Chip Banana Bread: Stir 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips into flour mixture.
Cinnamon Banana Bread: Whisk 1/2 tsp cinnamon into flour mixture.
Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
boneless beef pot roast (top or bottom blade, or cross rib)
sodium-reduced beef broth
liquid honey and Worcestershire sauce
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat25 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper. Set aside.
In slow cooker, combine onion, garlic and bay leaf. Place beef over top. Whisk together broth, vinegar, tomato paste, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and remaining salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
Transfer beef to cutting board; remove any butcher's twine. Keep beef warm.
Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Whisk flour with 1/4 cup water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Thinly slice beef across the grain; serve with sauce.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the most flavourful sauce, choose a good-quality balsamic vinegar. Taste the sauce before serving; if it's very tangy, stir in up to one tablespoon of granulated sugar until dissolved sweetness.
Inspired by the traditional Mexican tacos served with spicy thin pork slices and pineapple, this slow cooker version features pork shoulder broken into tender bite size chunks. If you don't want to serve these as tacos, try serving the pork on top of steamed white rice instead.
Portion size10 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014
chipotle chili in adobo sauce
ancho chili powder, ground cumin and salt
pork shoulder roast
diced peeled cored
soft corn tortillas
(6 inches/15 cm) heated
peeled, pitted and chopped
per serving: about
Total fat31 g
Saturated fat9 g
Total carbohydrate39 g
Stir together chipotle chili, vinegar, cinnamon, ancho chili powder, cumin, salt and garlic powder; rub over pork. Arrange slices of onion and pineapple in bottom of slow cooker; place pork over top. Cover and cook on low until pork is tender, about 8 hours.
Transfer pork to large bowl; let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, strain liquid from slow cooker through fine-mesh sieve into heatproof bowl; discard solids. Skim off fat. Return 1 cup of the liquid to slow cooker; discard remaining liquid. Whisk cornstarch with 1 tsp water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
Using 2 forks, break pork into bite-size pieces; stir into thickened liquid to coat. Just before serving, stir in diced pineapple. (Fruit acids will turn pork mushy if added ahead of time.) Top tortillas with pork mixture, avocados, radishes, red onion, sour cream and cilantro.