We love taking inspiration from all the delicious things our readers are cooking and baking, and this month it was all about comfort food from around the world. From a go-to Ghanaian jollof rice recipe to crispy Chinese chow mein to German flammkuchen, read on to find your next favourite recipe. The best part is, you know it’s beloved by foodies like you!
Ghanaian Jollof Rice
Looking for a tasty way to upgrade your rice? Enjoyed across several West African countries, this jollof rice is rice cooked in a spicy, well-seasoned tomato stew. Pair it with your favourite chicken recipe and you’ve got a winner winner chicken dinner.
This panfried pickerel recipe couldn’t be easier and uses only six ingredients – as a longtime favourite reader recipe, it’s one you’ll want to keep on your weeknight rotation.
Pistachio Walnut Baklava
Round, ruffled and delightfully sweet, these pistachio walnut baklavas from Food Network Canada’s resident baking queen Anna Olson are a satisfying treat any time of day.
Oven-Fried Honey Garlic Chicken Bites
These honey garlic chicken bites are deliciously gluten-free and work perfectly as a healthy lunch to take on the go, or a meal prep dinner for busy weeknights.
Easy, Crispy Cantonese Chow Mein
Traditionally eaten for breakfast, these noodles are just as great for lunch or dinner alongside a plate of sautéed Chinese greens. The chewy noodles slick with that irresistibly savoury-slightly-sweet sauce will surely have you going back for more.
Fried Sweet Peanut Dumplings
A Lunar New Year classic, these Chinese fried dumplings contain a simple filling of toasted peanuts, sesame seeds, shredded coconut and sugar is crunchy, fragrant and nutty. No matter the time of year, they’re sure to be a hit!
Gingery, Garlicky Chicken Noodle Soup
Classic chicken noodle soup gets an update with this gingery, garlicky take that subs in ramen for typical pasta. Don’t forget to add a drizzle of soy sauce, black rice vinegar, and sesame oil just before serving for an extra zippy kick.
Crème fraîche, sliced onion, bacon and a crispy base come together to create this delicious pizza-flatbread hybrid. This simple German comfort food pairs beautifully with a light white wine.
Healthy Sriracha-Honey Oven-Fried Chicken
For all the fried chicken lovers out there who are looking for a healthier way to enjoy delicious chicken – this paleo Sriracha-honey oven-fried chicken is right up your alley. It’s spicy, sweet and savoury, extremely flavourful and there’s no deep frying or oil required.