June 7 to 11, 2021: New Arrivals to Cook This Week

As the weeks go by, more and more ingredients are at their seasonal peak. Radishes, snow peas, lettuce, asparagus, rhubarb, fresh fish and seafood are all begging to be used in some of your favourite recipes. In this week’s menu, we’re highlighting these springtime/summer stars in recipes that can only be described as fresh, bright and delicious.

Monday: Sesame Beef and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Stir-fries are our go-to meals on busy weeknights, and this recipe is no exception. We love using seasonal snow peas, as they are quick to cook and don’t lose too much of their lovely green colour!

Tuesday: Grilled Shrimp with Romaine Lettuce and Coconut Milk Dressing

Lettuce in abundance? Then this gorgeous recipe is for you! One-half of a romaine heart is the base of this bright summer dish, acting as the vehicle for the grilled shrimp, fresh mango salad and bright coconut milk dressing.

Wednesday: Cavatelli Pasta with Leeks, Asparagus and Feta

We enjoy pasta dishes in the spring and summer that don’t come with heavy, creamy sauces. This recipe that’s ready in under 30 minutes is light and fresh, and a great way to cook that asparagus you picked up over the weekend!

Thursday: Curry-Roasted Fish and Cauliflower with Radish Raita

This winning dish is gluten-free, thanks to the chickpea flour used to coat your favourite white fish. We paired it with a fresh Indian raita; this yogurt-based condiment is usually made with cucumber, but we decided to make the most of seasonal radishes and used them instead.

Friday: Orzo and Grilled Seafood Salad

Tasty seafood is just begging to be cooked differently this season! We love grilling it during the warmer months, as it’s a healthier alternative to frying and stands up to heat really well. Toss it with orzo for a pasta salad done differently and top with a bright and lemony salmoriglio sauce. (Psst! We used it to marinate the seafood, too!)

Drink: Rhubarb Lemonade

Rhubarb is a go-to spring ingredient. But while we mostly include it in desserts like crisps, tarts and cakes, a refreshing lemonade is also an original use for this popular plant.