Food Day Canada (Saturday, August 5th, 2017) is a chance for all Canadians to join hands in one massive celebration in praise of our farmers and fishers; our chefs and researchers… and, above all, our home cooks.
To celebrate we are featuring an uber Canadian entrée with every ingredient sourced from Canada - from coast to coast. Below is a recipe for all you home cooks, so you can continue the celebration at home.
Soak clams in a salt water bath (3 litres of water with 1 cup of salt) for 45 minutes.
Add wine, bay leaf, garlic and thyme to a pot and bring to a boil. Add the clams, then cover the pot, turn heat to medium and cook the clams for 4-5 minutes. When the shells have opened, remove the clams from the pot and set aside.
In a heavy soup pot or dutch oven, combine the shelling beans, onion, garlic and bouquet garni with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Add salt to taste. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove and discard the onion and garlic.
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, stirring often, until fragrant (garlic should not take on any colour), about 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes, crushing with your hands as you add them, wine, bay leaves, saffron, and ½ cup of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until flavours meld, 5–7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
For the farm vegetables, go to a local farmers market and select whatever is fresh and local.
Roast the Lingcod, then place on a dish with vegetables, shelling beans and clams. Pour broth overtop. Serves 4.
Montgomery Drive, between Wilson Street and Old Dundas Road, is currently closed for construction. Please plan your visit accordingly.
Live acoustic music is now at Ancaster Mill. Every Saturday evening we will feature local artists in the dining room from 7-10pm.
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