Leeks are common in northeast China, home to this type of dumpling. Here their use in a filling is a nontraditional touch.
Portion size45 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2009
white and light green parts only
peeled and deveined
sodium-reduced soy sauce
Chinese rice wine
light soy sauce
Per 2-1/2 tsp (12 mL) : about
Total fat1 g
Total carbohydrate1 g
Toss leeks with salt; let stand for 30 minutes. Squeeze out moisture. Transfer to large bowl.
On cutting board and using side of cleaver, pound 1 shrimp until pulpy; chop a few times and add to bowl. Repeat with remaining shrimp. Mix in pork, egg yolk, coriander, soy sauce, rice wine, ginger, fish sauce, sesame oil and pepper.
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.
You probably have all of the ingredients for these puffy pancakes in your fridge and pantry right now! And since they're both delicious and quite quick to make, they're an ideal last-minute brunch dish for any season.
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: May 2016
per serving: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate24 g
In blender or large spouted bowl with whisk, mix together eggs, milk, flour, sugar and salt until smooth.
Heat 10-inch (25 cm) cast-iron or ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; add butter, swirling pan until melted. Pour in batter. Transfer to 475°F (240°C) oven; bake until puffed and browned, about 13 minutes. Using spatula, gently loosen pancake from pan.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: The Dutch baby pancake is traditionally served with fruit and other sweet toppings, but it also lends itself to savoury flavours.
Cheesy, creamy broccoli soup is a family-friendly dish that's a great way to get kids to eat their veggies. The crispy Cheddar croutons add a satisfying crunch. For a lighter finish, replace the sour cream with Greek yogurt.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2016
leeks (white and light green parts only)
yellow-fleshed potatoes (about 450 g total)
peeled and (cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes
Broccoli Soup: Cut stem from broccoli head; cut head into florets to yield 5 cups. Trim bottom end from stem; peel outer layer. Slice stem to yield 3/4 cup. Set aside.
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook leeks, potatoes and broccoli stem, stirring occasionally, until leeks are softened, about 12 minutes. Add garlic, savory and mustard; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir in broth and 2 cups water; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in broccoli florets; simmer until broccoli stems and potatoes are tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in Cheddar until melted; stir in parsley.
Working in batches, purée soup in blender until smooth. Pour into clean Dutch oven or large saucepan; heat over medium-low. Whisk in sour cream, salt and pepper; cook until heated through. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)
Cheddar Croutons: While soup is simmering, in bowl, toss baguette with oil to coat. Arrange in single layer on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; sprinkle with Cheddar. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven, turning once, until baguette is golden and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Break apart croutons; serve over soup.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: When blending a hot soup, work in small batches and remove the vent from your blender lid, covering the hole with a folded tea towel to relieve any pressure caused by escaping steam.
This recipe calls for medium heat, but depending on your stove, you may need to adjust the temperature to achieve the perfect golden-brown colour. Start by preheating your skillet and testing the temperature on a single pancake.
Portion size14 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2016
1 1/2 cup
each baking powder and
1 3/4 cup
per pancake: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate11 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, butter and vanilla; whisk into flour mixture until combined yet slightly lumpy.
Lightly brush large nonstick skillet or griddle with some of the oil; heat over medium heat. Working in batches and brushing pan with remaining oil as necessary, drop batter by 1/4 cup, spreading slightly; cook until bubbles form on tops, about 3 minutes. Turn pancakes; cook until bottoms are golden, about 1 minute. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet; cover with foil and keep warm in 250°F (120°C) oven until ready to serve.
Whole wheat Buttermilk Pancakes Substitute 3/4 cup of the all-purpose flour with all-purpose whole wheat flour.
Banana Buttermilk Pancakes Top each pancake with about 1 tbsp chopped banana (about 1 banana total) before turning.
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes Top each pancake with about 1 tbsp fresh or frozen blueberries (about 3/4 cup total) before turning.