Chef Sharon Bond of Kelowna’s Kekuli Cafe packs us a tremendous picnic impressed by conventional First-Nations fare
When the solar’s out, so are the picnic blankets — it’s time to go out and revel in some rays and a few scrumptious picnic classics. We’ve requested Chef/Proprietor Sharon to encourage us with some conventional on-the-go fare with a number of fashionable twists.
Should you haven’t already, try her video, then take these recipes for a spin. Bear in mind, most of what you see within the video is obtainable proper now at your favorite London Medicine!
First, some traditional Bannock dough. For this recipe we’re treating bannock as a bread loaf, but it surely additionally works effectively as a flatbread and even fried for dessert. (Bonus, it’s vegan!)
three cups flour
2 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp yeast
¼ tbsp sugar
2 cups heat water
• Preheat the oven to 375˚, flippantly grease a bread pan.
• Stir and mix collectively the flour, baking powder, salt and yeast.
• Step by step stir in water, combine till barely sticky. Let dough rise for about 15 minutes. Flip onto a flippantly floured floor.
• Take about half of the dough and place in a bread pan, bake for about 25 minutes or till golden brown. Let cool.
• Slice and use for bannock sandwiches.
PS. The additional dough leftover you’ll be able to lower into bite-size items and fry in scorching oil on the range to make little Saskatoon Bannock bites for a dessert! (see beneath)
Sandwich It Up
And now for the superior salmon sandwich filling:
Sockeye Salmon Sandwiches
2 cans wild Sockeye Salmon [drained and pulled apart]
1 tbsp EVOO
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/three cup mayo
2 tsp maple mustard (often accessible within the London Medicine Native Love aisle!)
1/three cup of finely chopped celery
1/three cup of finely chopped onion
1/four chopped contemporary dill
Pinch of salt and floor pepper
eight slices of contemporary Bannock Lettuce leaf
• Drain salmon — discard any pores and skin and bones if you want, or preserve them in for the nutritional vitamins and minerals!
• In a medium bowl mix remaining salad components mix effectively
• Lay out bannock slices and divide the salad between the 4 slices of bread. Unfold butter on each slices of bannock, and unfold one facet flippantly with maple mustard.
• High every bread with lettuce, spoon combination onto lettuce.
• Add remaining slices of bread on prime and lower every sandwich in half, crosswise.
Three Sisters Salad
Corn, beans, and squash. These are the well-known “three sisters” planted by First Nations to make sure a wholesome, sustainable harvest — every sort of plant helps the opposite thrive. Sharon makes use of these conventional balanced ingredient to make a memorable picnic salad:
Cook dinner and chill your favorite pasta Mix drained cans of chickpeas and corn with a ½ cup of Butternut Squash soup. Add in some lemon and olive oil, salt and pepper to style, and also you’re able to picnic.
A bit one thing candy maybe?
We didn’t have time to suit a full demo within the video, however Sharon likes to make Bannock Bites together with her leftover dough. Right here’s how:
Saskatoon Berry bannock bites:
Warmth oil within the rock frying pan. Warmth to 350 and gently lay the Bannock bites into the oil, flip when prepared — goal for an excellent golden brown throughout. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and dip into some (domestically sourced!) Saskatoon syrup.
Can’t neglect the espresso…
To cap off a scrumptious picnic, cool off with this icy mix espresso, oat milk and maple:
Fill two thermos’ with ice, two photographs of espresso, 2oz of maple syrup. Fill to the highest with oat milk. Yummmmm.
Thanks for studying — we hope this conjures up you to strive a little bit picnic journey of your personal! Listed here are a number of hyperlinks to the gear and components Sharon used to create these wonderful dishes:
Saskatoon Berry Sauce