Bi-Coastal Canada Day Celebrations on CBC's Weekend Morning Show

On Saturday, I will be featuring the following dishes for easy and inexpensive Canada Day celebrations, on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Nadia Kidwai.
 
Both the 3 good sized Red Snapper Fillets and the 2 lbs of PEI mussels, from Gimli Fish, cost just over $12.  Just over $5 for the Red Snapper Fillets.  Great deal and great flavours!
 
 

 
PEI Mussels in butter, Miso, and Sake

1 lb PEI mussels, available at Gimli Fish
1-2 tsp butter (I use the local Notre Dame butter)
2 tbs miso ( I use a sweet, light coloured miso, available in most stores, and in all Asian grocery stores)
1/4-1/2 cup sake
1/2 cup chopped green onions, with whites (these are from Heart's Acre Farm and are available at St. Norbert's Farmer's Market)
chopped chilies or a drizzle of chili oil, to taste
chopped cilantro (also from Heart's Acre Farm), try also their garlic scapes!

Scrub and clean off the mussels.  Only use closed mussels or ones that can close.

In a large enough pot for the mussels with a lid, cook the butter, miso, sake, green onions and chilies until ready to cook the mussels.  Stir in the mussels and cover the lid.  Cook for a couple of minutes, until all of the mussels are open.  Transfer to a large bowl, pouring the sauce over the mussels.  Garnish with cilantro, or other greens, and serve immediately.  Wonderful with Sweet Potato fries.  For simplicity, they are also available at Gimli Fish, but preparing them on the grill with the Cookina is wonderful!

Honey Miso Red Snapper
1 West Coast Red Snapper fillet
1/2 cup honey, soft
1/3 +/- cup miso
1/2 cup chopped green onions (available at Heart's Acre Farm, Fertile Farm, etc.at St. Norbert's Farmer's Market)
1 inch fresh ginger, minced
3 tbs Chinese cooking wine or Mirin
a drizzle of chili oil
A drizzle of sesame oil

Mix all of the ingredients, except for the Red Snapper, in a bowl.  Pour over the fish and let marinate, in the fridge for at least one hour.  Grill on a hot grill, easier on the Cookina pad.

Happy Canada Day!

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