This is our third installment of marvellous maple recipes. Following a fun little contest last month, I decided to share some of the mouth-watering recipes I collected.
This recipe is anything but usual. I say ... give it a try!
Maple Syrup Jacket Potatoes
What you’ll need:
- 2 sweet potatoes
- Cooking spray
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- Ice cream and rainbow sprinkles.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Thoroughly clean and dry potatoes. Slice in half lengthwise. Spray potatoes liberally with cooking spray and season with salt. Place potatoes cut side down on a prepared baking sheet.
Roast potatoes for 30 minutes or until the skin is crispy and the centre is tender. Set aside to cool for five minutes.
Spoon the flesh out of the potato, leaving a one-quarter inch (one-half centimetre) border of potato in the skin. Place flesh in a bowl and set the skin aside.
To the bowl with the scooped out potato, add maple syrup or cinnamon butter and stir until smooth. Spoon seasoned potato back into the skins.
Top with maple bacon, a scoop of ice cream, and garnish with rainbow sprinkles, to taste.
“You’ll never eat a regular potato again!”
Ave Marie Shaw, Glace Bay,
Salmon is a staple in many Maritime homes. I gave this one a try on a rainy day. It was simple, fast and, best of all, delicious.
Broiled Maple Salmon Filets
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh ginger root finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2-3 tbsp salsa - mild, medium or hot...or choice
- 1/4 tsp salt and ground pepper
- 4 salmon filets - each about 6 ounces
- In a saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat, cook ginger and garlic for one minute, stirring. Remove from heat and add maple syrup, salsa, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Preheat broiler. Place filets on an oiled broiler pan. Divide sauce onto filets; make sure it’s nice and thick and cover the top and sides. Broil four inches under element for 10 minutes per inch of thickness or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve immediately.
This recipe is easily halved for two people.
Pam and David Ing
Next Monday, you’ll find a few more tasty recipes right here. You might have to order some delicious maple syrup and give them a try too.
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