Recipe Round-Up: Local Comfort Foods

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While we do our part and stay home, why not try a new twist on classic recipes! We’ve put together a list of a few of our favourite foods using local ingredients. From grilled cheese sandwiches to delicious cinnamon buns, we hope these recipes will provide you with comfort during lockdown.

1. Poutine

A plate of poutine garnished with brussels sprout leaves.

This savoury poutine recipe made with mushroom gravy, baked fries and cheese curds elevates a Canadian classic. Garnished with green onion, chives and brussels sprout leaves – you’ll definitely be going back for seconds.

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2. Fish Cakes with Smoked Salmon Mayonnaise

Fish Cakes

Looking to enjoy a new fish cake recipe? Made with lobster and haddock, this recipe is any seafood lovers dream. Top it off with Cajun seasoning and a delicious smoked salmon mayonnaise for a spicy twist.

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Recipe provided by: Inverary Resort

3. Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder

bowl of Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder from the Culinary Gudie

One of the best things about a Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder is that no two are exactly alike. From a bowl of chowder at grandma’s, to your favourite chowder on the waterfront, how can you choose? This seafood chowder is classic and creamy, with ingredients from the sea to your bowl.

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4. Sweet and Savoury Grilled Cheese

Fresh sourdough bread and hot melted cheese pairs beautifully with sweet honey and local pears in this recipe; it’s sure to leave your stomach feeling full (and happy!) This makes a perfect snack or main dish that can be enjoyed with any of our local soup recipes.

5. Masstown Market Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon buns in a pan.

Craving something sweet? These cinnamon rolls are a Masstown Market favourite. The perfect combination of sweet and chewy. Get them while they’re hot!

Recipe provided by: Masstown Market

6. Beef Short Ribs With Loaded Mash

A twist on the classic ‘meat and potatoes’. Beef short ribs cooked with red wine and mushrooms, and paired with a creamy loaded mash. This hearty recipe is one for the books!

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Recipe provided by: 2 Doors Down

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