Relish Recipes — Side Dishes

Asparagus Mimosa with Hard Boiled Eggs & Caper Vinaigrette

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Asparagus Mimosa with Hard Boiled Eggs & Caper Vinaigrette
It's asparagus season and guess what...Sunday May 16 is Mimosa Day! What do the two have in common? It's because when you add the grated egg over the top of the asparagus salad, it is often referred to as "mimosa" as it resembles bright yellow mimosa flowers. This salad is a wonderful way to serve seasonal asparagus with a tangy caper vinaigrette. If asparagus stalks are thick (and in my opinion better eating), then peel before using. Break the stalk at its natural break then peel up to the head with a vegetable peeler. I use green asparagus as it stands up best to the strongly flavoured dressing. This recipe easily serves four, but you could double or triple the recipe for a larger crowd.

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Sweet & Salty Honey Baked Vegetable Medley Fries

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Sweet & Salty Honey Baked Vegetable Medley Fries
These vegetable fries make a perfect side dish and will convert any non-root vegetable eater. You can substitute other vegetables like zucchini, but just be careful of your roasting time, since they take less time to roast than the root vegetables.

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Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

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Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD Ingredients… 6 tbsp unsalted butter 1 large red onion, halved and sliced 1/4-inch thick 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved 6 tbsp all-purpose flour 4 cups good chicken stock, preferably homemade 2 tbsp Cognac or brandy 10 large fresh sage leaves 2 bay leaves Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio  Method… Base: Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté, stirring often, for 15 to 20 minutes, until the onion becomes browned and starts to caramelize. Sprinkle...

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Simple Braised French Lentils

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Simple Braised French Lentils

(from Feasting At Home by Sylvia Fontaine) After taking a virtual cheese class from Paris a few weeks ago, I was reminded of how much I miss some of my favourite French dishes. I am a fan of Sylvia's blog and this recipe is so tasty, but also comforting and nourishing. I like to eat it as a side with chicken or fish, but I my favourite is a warm bowl with a poached egg on top. That is comfort for me! DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD Ingredients... 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced or 1 large leek, white & light green...

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Squash Gratin

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Squash Gratin

SQUASH GRATIN

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We all love butternut squash, especially when it's at the height of season. In the fall, this is an easy dish to dress up a simple roast chicken or pork. We cook the squash then put it in our favourite baking dish with a topping of crunchy breadcrumbs and Guyere cheese. This is serious fall comfort food at it's best.

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