Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

July 24, 2017

Recipes

Recipes

Shrimp cakes with ginger and cilantro

These spicy shrimp cakes take a little time to form and fry, but it’s worth the effort. You can cut corners by buying peeled and deveined frozen shrimp, and prepare ahead by forming the cakes and refrigerating them overnight, then frying the next day.

Heirloom Tomato, Summer Peach and Fresh Herb Gazpacho Salad

Tomatoes and peaches taste great together, with the sweetness of the peach balancing the acidity of the tomato. I call this a gazpacho salad because you can roughly purée any leftovers in a blender and chill for a delicious gazpacho.

Sesame-Ginger Marinated Grilled Shiitakes

The marinating time in this recipe is short, so you can heat your grill while you’re prepping. Buy your shiitakes from a bulk bin, so that you can pick out the biggest ones. Large or medium caps are best for grilling; the little ones tend to fall through the cracks.

Stir-Fried Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Balsamic Butter

As it sits, cooked chard begins to release liquid which, enhanced with butter and balsamic, is delicious. This dish would be perfect with polenta or a grain pilaf to soak up the liquid, and its deep, earthy flavours would also marry particularly well with a juicy steak.

Apple Thyme Grilled Pork Chops

Any fruit cooked on the barbecue is delicious, and grilled apple quarters make a juicy accompaniment for these easy pork chops.

Fennel-Roasted Seafood Chowder

Throughout the Maritimes, chowder recipes are numerous and are often well-guarded secrets. This one from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, calls for poaching the seafood, but I love the bolder flavours roasting imparts in this contemporary version, which has just a hint of cream.

French Lemon Tart

Elizabeth Baird suggested I include this sophisticated version of the old-fashioned favourite, lemon meringue pie. This one is her choice, created in the Canadian Living Test Kitchen. It is tangy and truly lemony. The pastry is my recipe.

Pickerel BLT

Fish gains a new dimension of flavour on the barbecue. Cooked skin side down, it holds its shape for this fun take on an old favourite sandwich.

Corn, edamame and jicama slaw

This Mexican-inspired recipe adds mint to this terrific combo of sweet corn, jicama, and edamame

Lemongrass gazpacho with chili crab

This is a great lunch dish with some Asian flavour and chili crab to spice it up

Smoked salmon pinwheels with chipotle-chili fresh fruit salsa

Don’t limit yourself to smoked salmon for this recipe: crab, chopped lobster or grilled chicken can work well, too

Bread soup with cannellini beans and escarole (Zuppa di fagioli e scarola)

This hearty soup is a traditional dish from the countryside surrounding Naples.

Meatballs in tomato sauce (Polpette alla Napoletana)

This version of polpette (meatballs) is from Campania’s convent tradition

Meatloaf with prosciutto, scamorza and Parmesan (Polpettone)

This polpettone (meatloaf) features smoked cheese which adds a lovely depth of flavour

Spaghetti with shrimp, squid and clams (Spaghetti alla rosinella)

In this typical pasta dish from the Posillipo district of Naples, locals make the most of fresh seafood