How to (Most Ethically) Cook a Lobster (and a Recipe for BBQ’d Lobster and Seafood Pasta)

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I wanted to call this "How to Kill a Lobster," but that just sounded awful, even though the blog post is about the most ethical way to do it. Ever since the first time I biked live lobster back to my university apartment and boiled them alive, I've been squeamish about cooking … [Read more...]

Creamy Wild Mushroom and Shrimp Risotto (Dairy Free)

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Lactose intolerant? Can't eat Parmesan? Not feeling like drowning yourself in dairy and suffering from a heavy-stomached post-risotto feeling of regret? I love the idea of slow-simmering rice in broth until the starch of the rice makes the dish creamy. The traditional cheese … [Read more...]

Dived Scallops with Avocado and Pink Grapefruit Salsa

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This recipe comes from Scottish Highland Hospitality, which you can read more about in my recipe post for dairy-free cod brandade. It was my favourite recipe from the book, mostly because of the salsa. The key is to buy really tasty avocados and grapefruit. I splurged on organic … [Read more...]

Dairy Free Gluten Free Cod Brandade

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I knew I could never eat cod brandade. For one, the salt cod was unsustainable. I come from Newfoundland, a Canadian province that knows all about the overfished cod. So I would never buy the giant sheets of the salted stuff from Portuguese markets in Toronto. I also knew … [Read more...]

Quebec Seafood: Nordic Shrimp Ceviche with Sweet Potato and Lime

This morning I was on Breakfast Television Montreal talking about local Quebec seafood. Here's my recipe for the Nordic shrimp ceviche that I made with host Derick Fage. It's 100% sustainable, super easy and very delicious. Nordic shrimp are available in Quebec year-round frozen … [Read more...]