By July 26, 2010
Do you and your friends have what it takes to join the Eat Atlantic Challenge? Help strengthen our region’s food system by challenging others to join you in eating only Atlantic foods on Thursday, September 2. If we all work together, we can make a real difference.
What makes local and Atlantic food great? That’s the question that will be facing the judges of this summer’s Eat Atlantic Challenge Online Video Contest, as they review videos by food lovers from across the region that creatively demonstrate the pleasure, purpose and challenges involved in food from close to home. The deadline for submitting your video is August 15, and the winning video from each province will win a multimedia prize pack.
Taste of Nova Scotia has over 120 members that you can choose from on September 2 – as well as throughout the year.
By July 19, 2010
5 pounds (2.2 kg) AquaPrime mussels, steamed*, shelled and cooled
1 yellow pepper, diced
4-6 oz (120 g-180 g) baby spinach
1 oz (30 g) sweet basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste.
Layer the spinach, peppers, basil and mussels and serve with the citrus vinaigrette.
*To steam mussels: wash mussels in cold water, add to pot with one clove of finely chopped garlic, a handful of chopped green onions and a few oz of white wine. Bring to a boil for 3 to 4 minutes.
2 tsp (10 ml) Dijon mustard
½ cup (125 ml) white wine vinegar
1 ¾ cup (400 ml) extra virgin olive oil
2 oz (60 g) chives, chopped
½ oz (15 g) tarragon, chopped
2 limes, juiced
2 lemons, juiced
1 orange, peeled and puréed
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and whisk together; season to taste. Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.
Serves 4-6 people.