I really struggled to arrive at a title for this particular recipe. Mostly because this isn’t really a single recipe. It’s actually five, which admittedly is a little over-the-top. But I am nothing if I am not that, so really this Latke Platter is very on-brand for me. This platter features a lot more than just latkes. There is Beet Horseradish Hummus, Dill Labneh, Gin-Cured Salmon, and Vanilla Bean Applesauce. Yes, there was absolutely no way in any universe that I was going to pack all of that into a clean title. But hey, grazing boards are by nature difficult to cleanly explain or sum up. The format is all about variety after all. Clearly, there’s a lot to cover here, so let’s get to it.
Leftovers are the best part of any holiday. Feel free to disagree, of course, but I’d rather have a hot turkey sandwich than a hot turkey dinner. Yeah, I probably lost some people there. Here in Canada, we just wrapped up Thanksgiving. And now, households across the country have the same problem – an excess of turkey. And while that is one of those good problems to have, I know from personal experience you can eat too many turkey sandwiches. A few days after a major holiday, it’s totally normal to want something that in no way resembles a festive meal. That’s why I like to take what remains of the day and turn it into a dish like these Charred Poblano Turkey Enchiladas.
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Baja Fish Taco. I think it has a lot to do with my fish and chip-heavy upbringing. I just can’t say no to beer-battered anything. Whenever I’m fortunate enough to find myself in a taqueria, I inevitably add a Baja Fish Taco to my order. I just can’t help it. And I would guess, neither can you. The Baja Fish Taco seems to be almost universally loved. But that won’t stop me from fiddling with it. Although to be fair, today’s Baja Fish Taco Salad is just a simple format change. What’s the point of improving upon perfection?
The bowl is mightier than the plate – it’s just a fact. Bowls can hold so much more. The potential spill factor is much lower. And most importantly, you can wrap your hands around a bowl and be one with your food. A very attractive option especially when it’s cold and/or rainy outside. Bowls, like mugs, just scream cozy. And for that reason, I thought a grain bowl was in order as we head into April and its many showers. So without further ado, allow me to present these Melting Sweet Potato Bowls with Mint Chimichurri.