Fish en Papiotte

This simple recipe brings back one of my fondest food memories. I prepared this dish in France a few summers ago, when my family exchanged homes with a family from Bordeaux.  Our temporary French home was beautiful but ancient with an oven so small we named it Le Easy Bake. Whether your oven is big […]

Poached Halibut

When halibut is in season, I can’t get enough.  Roasted, pan seared or poached — it’s all good. One of my favourite ways to serve halibut is poached in a classic fish broth enriched with a bit of butter.  If you’ve got compound butter on hand, even better. The simplicity of the dish requires the […]

Spot Prawns

Spot Prawns

Spot prawn season is so brief, it hardly seems fair.  If you’re lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest, you owe it to yourself to indulge as often as possible during the prawns’ fleeting season, from May to June. Spot prawns are so sweet and succulent they need little fussing.  Some purists eat them […]

Salmon Pot Pies

Salmon, leeks and fennel melt together in a silky sauce flecked with herbs and sweet peas. Topped with a flaky pastry crust, Salmon Pot Pies are the ultimate comfort dish. Salmon & Leek Pot Pie Serves 4 – 5 You’ll need four 10 oz, or five 8 oz ovenproof containers 3/4 pound of chilled puff […]