Surely you’ve eaten Alberta beef or lentil soup, but there’s so much more to the cuisine of the Prairies. With a culinary history that includes berries, grains and wild game, Prairie cooking is rich with history, culture and flavour. Bring a little bit of the Prairies to your kitchen with these tasty dishes that include ingredients and recipes from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Sour Cabbage Rolls
Not your Baba’s cabbage rolls. A rich beef and bacon filling is wrapped in fermented sour cabbage leaves for a sharp and tangy twist on the Prairie classic.
Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Berry Pie
The Saskatoon berry is considered an Ark of Taste by Slow Food International — a traditional food preserved by a region over time. So you really are getting a taste of the Prairies in this delicious, berry-packed pie.
Quinoa Oatmeal Bars
Start your morning with a breakfast bar packed with ingredients from the Prairie harvest haul like quinoa, oats and Manitoba hemp seeds.
Saskatoon Berry Lentil Muffins
Looking for the ultimate Prairie snack? Look no further than this recipe that incorporates hearty green lentils and fresh, juicy Saskatoons.
Saskatoon Berry Pie
Bring a slice of Prairie flavour to your table with a freshly baked pie full of sweet, nutty Saskatoon berry filling.You can’t get more authentic than this recipe, which comes straight from Saskatoon itself.
The large Eastern European population of Canada’s prairie provinces offer a variety of delicious, comfort food dishes that deserve a place on your holiday table. Perogies can be made savoury or sweet with the season’s bounty of fresh produce — and don’t forget the sour cream!
Many Prairie families have a recipe for this much-loved pie that’s thought to have originated in the 1920’s. This simple vanilla custard pie has a graham cracker crust and is topped with lots of fluffy meringue.
Alberta Beef Dip Sandwiches
An out-of-this-world sandwich starts with a good Sirloin roast that’s marinated in fresh rosemary, garlic, oregano and a splash of dark beer. Then it’s cooked slow and low on the barbecue to make the juiciest, most tender roast beef.
Ice Maker’s Punch
Hurry hard and then hurry home to enjoy this tasty Saskatchewan speciality. A satisfying drink enjoyed after curling, this boozy punch can be served in a bowl or a pail, your choice!
Learn how to make the Mennonite classic at home with this traditional fried cookie recipe from Saskatchewan.
Like maple, birch syrup is produced by tapping the sap from birch trees and boiling it into a deeply flavoured sweetener with hints of honey, caramel and molasses. It’s most popular in Ontario, Manitoba and Québec.
Linda’s Lemon Roast Potatoes
A perfect potluck dish, savoury roast potatoes are an easy side dish that works well with both turkey or ham, whichever you prefer to serve.
Lake Winnipeg Pickerel with Wild Mushroom Duxelles and Champagne Tarragon Cream Sauce
Fresh morel mushrooms are a coveted find in the spring forests. Morels, with their distinctive, honeycomb shaped caps, impart a nutty, smoky flavour to this delicate fish dish, fresh from Lake Winnipeg.
Making jerky at home is a fantastic way to pay homage to our Canadian heritage and get high-quality protein on the go, without any of the added preservatives found in many store-bought varieties.
Sweet ’n’ Spicy Moose Wings
A Canadian spin on the classic chicken wing, these sweet-and-spicy wings are sure to disappear in a hurry.
Roast Chicken from Pine View Farms
A toss and bake sheet-pan dinner that comes from the kitchen of a Saskatchewan mom and businesswoman who raises livestock on her farm.
Little Bird Lemon Tart
Dad’s Cheddar Biscuits
Perfect served alongside any holiday main, these warm, comforting biscuits are bursting with sharp cheddar cheese and finished off with a buttery garlic topping.
Blackening spice rub gives this beautiful Alberta bison a perfect crust when seared on high heat. Charred lemon, Parmesan potatoes and baby bok choy complete the dish.
Grilled Corn and Barley Salad with Goat Cheese and Blueberries
From a Calgary kitchen to yours, Alberta pearl barley is the star of this summer grain salad that’s speckled with fresh grilled corn, in-season blueberries and sharp goat cheese.