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Chef Steph’s Recipe of the Week

Basil Pesto Pike 

Recipe from Outdoor Canada, mm this one sounds yummy.

 

What you will need: 

Basil Pesto:

  • 2 c basil leaves, packed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 c pine nuts
  • 1 c extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 c grated parmesan cheese

 

Pasta & Pike

 

  • 2 tomatoes, seeded & coarsely diced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 450 grams ziti pasta, cooked (reserve cooking water)
  • 4 boneless, skinless pike fillets (6-8oz each) cut into 2″ strips across the grain

 

Preperation:

Basil Pesto:

1. Place basil, garlic & pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.

2. Add olive oil in a slow drizzle while machine is running & season with salt and pepper

3. Add cheese and pulse until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.

 

Pasta & Pike

1. Toss diced tomatoes in oil & vinegar, let stand at room temperature for 30 mins. Season tomatoes with salt & pepper, set aside.

2. Preheat over to 350 degrees

3. Reserver 1/4 cup of pesto to spread on cooked fillets; thin remaining pesto with 1/2 – 1 cup of water used to cook ziti pasta. Toss pasta in thinned pesto.

4. Season fish strips with salt and pepper & drizzle with olive oil. Bake in over until flesh is cooked through.

5. Remove fish from over and spread 1/2 – 1 tsp pesto on each strip. Place fish on a bed of ziti pasta & top with diced tomatoes.

Photo from Dean Schenk

Chef Steph’s Recipe Pick of the Week- Walleye!

We’ve been getting so much walleye love lately so I decided to make our first recipe of the week a walleye dish! 

 
Bacon-Wrapped Mustard Walleye

What you will need..

 

  • 3 c flour
  • 5 tbsp seasoning salt
  • 3 tbsp lemon pepper
  • 2 c Dijon mustard
  • 1 c cracker crumbs
  • 6-9 walleye fillets, cut in 1.5″ cubes
  • 2 lbs side bacon, sliced

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  1. Combine flour, cracker crumbs & seasoning salt; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle fillets with lemon pepper, then wrap each cube with a bacon slice, secure with a toothpick and cover with mustard.
  3. completely cover the cubes with the flour mixture. Deep dry in canola oi until golden brown. (each 1.5″ cube should take about 1-2 minutes to cook if the oil is at the right temperature.
  4. Serve with deep-fried potatoes, beans and bread!

 

Check back next week for my next yummy pick!

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