The weekend is here and I for one am particularly grateful. I’m not sure if this has been a common experience but May and the first half of June always seem to be crunch time for me. So if you’ve felt the blog has been a little quiet recently, it’s because I’ve been crunched. But I’m here with you lovely people today to bring you quite possibly my favorite brunch – Fish Cake Eggs Benny. This dish boasts a chubby fish cake comprised of creamy mashed potatoes and carrots packed with tender chunks of haddock. The cake is served on a bed of roasted asparagus spears, topped with a poached egg, and positively drowned in hollandaise sauce. This is heaven on a plate, so let’s make it!
Lobster prices in Ontario are something I will never get over. Growing up in Nova Scotia, lobster was considered a treat but an obtainable treat. But now that I live in a lake-adjacent province far from the ocean, lobster is anniversary-level fare. Well, it would be if my partner actually liked it. So in order to combat the heart-stopping price of a whole lobster, I’ve devised recipes that make a little lobster go a long way. Take today’s Lobster Wedge Salad for example. This dish makes use of four lobster tails and transforms them into a veritable feast. Is it as good as meticulously pulling apart and devouring a whole lobster? Well, no. But it sure does scratch the itch.
Today’s Scallion Breakfast Sandwich is quite literally a handful. Well, a mouthful actually. If you’re looking for a brunch you can eat daintily, find yourself a fruit bowl because this sandwich ain’t it. This beast features a creamy scallion studded egg patty perched on top of sautéed kohlrabi greens and crisp pancetta. The egg is topped with gooey havarti and a creamy radish kohlrabi slaw. And yes, I did rather precariously perch everything on a multigrain English muffin. And no, I’m not the least bit sorry.
During the winter months when my energy is low, lunch can be a struggle. So can breakfast, dinner, and well, you get the point. I find I am more prone to order takeout in the dead of January than I am at any other time of the year. And I can’t be alone in this. I’m sure it’s even more difficult when you don’t work with food for a living and don’t have copious amounts of leftovers to fall back on. But that’s why I love this Spicy Muhammara Breakfast Plate. You make all the components for the meal on a lazy Sunday and eat it throughout the week when hunger hits and forgets to bring motivation and energy with it.