Relish Recipes — Main Course

Coronation Chicken Salad

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Coronation Chicken Salad

This dish was created in 1953, for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth. Coronation chicken has been said to have been inspired by Jubilee Chicken, a dish prepared for the Silver Jubilee of George V in 1935. The essential ingredients are curry and mango chutney, reflecting the English love of Indian cuisine. In honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (June 2-5, 2022), it's only right that we serve up this delicious recipe once again. If you are watching the celebrations on television, keep your eyes peeled for Donna-Marie in the crowds as she heads to England for the celebrations!

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Oaxaca Bowl

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Oaxaca Bowl

Having just returned from Mexico, I have become obsessed with the all the fresh food I ate there. It was my first trip in many, many years (I don't count my 1980's trip to Acapulco as a cultural experience), and I was overwhelmed with how many amazing dishes I ate. One of my favourite lunches was in San Miguel de Allende at a restaurant called Jacques where I ate the Oaxaca Bowl (pronounced Wa-Ha-Ca). It's a healthy, flavourful Mexican bowl meal filled with roasted chipotle sweet potatoes and peppers, over a bed of warm, seasoned black beans. It's topped with...

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Michael Olson's Springtime Spaghetti Carbonara

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Michael Olson's Springtime Spaghetti Carbonara

The addition of green peas and a little chopped chives or green onions adds a colourful pop to this classic Italian dish, reminding us that spring is right around the corner!

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Phyllo Wrapped Salmon & Spinach

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Phyllo Wrapped Salmon & Spinach
This is the perfect dish to prepare for small dinner parties. It may seem like a bit of work, but once your bundles of fish and savoury vegetables are all wrapped up, you can relax. This is an easy recipe to double or triple if serving 4 to 6 people.

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Buckwheat Galettes with Egg, Ham, and Cheese

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Buckwheat Galettes with Egg, Ham, and Cheese

A galette is a buckwheat crepe filled with savoury breakfast staples, such as egg, ham, and cheese. It hails from Brittany and is enjoyed at any time of day. To prepare these galettes for a group that wants to eat together, have all your ingredients ready to go so you can assemble each one in the pan as the crepe finishes cooking. Note that buckwheat flour—despite the fact it has “wheat” in its name—is entirely gluten-free. It is ground from a seed, not a grain.

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