Recipes

Dr. Pepper Braised Pulled Pork

You don’t need a special occasion to whip out your slow cooker, but for Kosta Galanos, Executive Chef at Smoke N Fusion in Calgary, there’s no better time than a chilly November Grey Cup Sunday.   “When I think of a football party, I automatically think of something...

Avocado Bruschetta

This extremely versatile dish comes to us from Daniel Ducharme, chef and owner of Riverbank Bistro in Edmonton. It is shown here on delicious crostini and makes a perfect appetizer, but it can also make a great dip instead of regular guacamole, as a burger or taco...

Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles

This recipe comes to us courtesy of J.P. Gerritsen, chef at ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen in Calgary. For a twist on traditional stuffing (and the best leftover turkey sandwich you’ll ever have,says Gerritsen), try his recipe for Thanksgiving stuffing waffles! The waffles...

Parsnip and Cardamom Muffins

This is a clever use for the humble, underrated parsnip. Once they’re slathered with a little cream cheese icing, the muffins officially land in cupcake territory, but no matter. Seeing as they contain vegetables, go ahead and have one for breakfast....

Off The Menu: Brown Butter Cornbread

How we loved to receive this email!  “Hi, I was camping at Cyprus Hills this summer and ate at the Camp Cookhouse in Elkwater, I still have dreams about their brown butter cornbread. Would it be at all possible that you could ask if they would give you this golden...

Off The Menu: Fricassee of Calamari

We love hearing from you to request your favourite recipes from your favourite restaurants, and particularly to receive requests like this: “My husband and I would be thrilled if you could track down the recipe for Model Milk’s Fricassee of Calamari dish! It is our...

Nanbanzuke

Tomoya Mutaguchi, owner and chef of Japanese tapas bar Izakaya Tomo in Edmonton, wanted to share some of the dining experiences he loved in Japan to a Canadian audience who may not be familiar with all that Japanese food has to offer. If you’re a bit intimidated by...

Salmon Ochazuke

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Chef Owen Wong at Bar Bincho in Calgary, where he loves to create authentic Japanese dining experiences. Whether you’re a master of Japanese cuisine or just starting out, Wong says even though most dishes are fairly simple to make,...

Off The Menu: Carrot Cake With White Chocolate Caramel

We love receiving your requests for recipes from your favourite restaurants in Alberta, but we weren’t sure if we’d be able to help when Kris M wrote: “Would you be able to find a certain recipe? My partner and I loved a restaurant in Calgary called Il Sogno. It...

Reverse Seared Ribeye

Want to take your steak to the next level? Try it yourself with this recipe for reverse-seared ribeyes! This recipe comes to us from Aron Pakan, head chef at the restaurant Meat in Edmonton- if that isn't qualification to teach proper grilling, I don't know what is!...

Off the Menu: Chorizo with Saffron Broth

Our Rioja in Alberta Grand Finale was hosted by Workshop Kitchen + Culture in Calgary. When the second dish came out, there were gasps of delight at this robust and flavourful dish, with many requests for the recipe. Many thanks to Chef Kenny Kaechele for sharing the...

Mushroom Toast with Poached Eggs

Brad Tebble, head chef at PIP in Edmonton, is all about comfort food - the heart of every good brunch menu. After all, what’s more comforting than slugging down prosecco and gorging yourself on a decadent platter of French toast? “Salt, pepper, and butter are the best...

Truffle Squash Ragout

Simple little touches, like garnishing eggs with microgreens or serving up strawberries and melted chocolate for dipping are all easy (and affordable) tricks Mauro Martina, chef and founder of OEB Breakfast Co. in Calgary, says will make your brunch extra special. The...

Spatchcocked Cornish Hen with Salsa Verde

Don't let Cornish hen intimidate you, splitting the hens in half (or spatchcocking) and opening them up like a book helps the chicken cook quickly and evenly. Spatchcocking is a great skill to practice on a small manageable bird and then move up to chicken and...

Grilled Spring Flank Steak

As the weather warms up, this is a perfect option to throw on the grill. If the weather isn't cooperating, feel free to try this recipe on the stove top and finish it off in the oven for a fresh taste at any time of the year! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:484]

Roasted Asparagus with Buttermilk Dressing

As spring is upon us, asparagus season means this familiar side is at it's very best for quality, freshness, and maximum flavour. This is the perfect accompaniment for any Easter protein! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:483]

Gin Cocktails for Spring

Now the days are getting longer and we’re (hopefully) done with minus temperatures, it’s time for fresh flavours and to get creative with our drinks. When you think using of herbs in your cocktail, gin naturally comes to mind as a base spirit, so we asked two Alberta...

Off the Menu: Gambas Con Chorizo

February was Rioja in Alberta month, and we were lucky to have ten winemakers from northern Spain visit Edmonton and Calgary to tell us their stories and introduce their wines. During their visit they hosted dinners in each city, pairing their wines with dishes in...

Fettucine Tavolino

Violino Ristorante in Edmonton puts a savoury spin on the classics just like this fettuccine, and in this dish we can see how excellent ingredients and a bit of technique can make a little kitchen magic happen. This recipe scales up really easily, so it can be a crowd...

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