Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. Sage conjurs up thoughts of autumn and winter comfort food. Here's some delicious sage recipes to try in your kitchen.
Sage is an herb that shines in fall and winter recipes. You might only be familiar with it in your turkey stuffing at Thanksgiving and if that's the case, you need to check out our Spice Primer on Sage (did you know sage is actually part of the mint family?) because sage has so many culinary uses that are delicious.
It does indeed team up beautifully with poultry but it's also wonderful paired up with pork and even lamb. Not a meat eater? Well, sage is also a good partner with root vegetables and squash.
One thing to note with sage... a little can go a long way. Especially when it's fresh sage. This is why so many recipes call for it to be fried or otherwise cooked. Sage also holds up to long cooking times, unlike some other herbs, so it's great for dishes that simmer - like soups and stews!
So if you've got lots of sage from your garden or CSA and aren't sure what to do with it, or you've just always wondered how to cook with it, or you love sage and can't get enough of it, here's 10 delicious ways to cook with sage!
1. Butternut Squash Pasta With Crispy Sage (Vegan)
Squash pasta sauces can be a bit on the sweet side but Holistic Foodie added some key ingredients to her Butternut Squash Pasta to make it truly savoury - like fried sage!
2. Pork Chops with Apple Sage Sauce
Sage and apples are a perfect pairing with pork and Food Meanderings Pork Chops and Apple Sage Sauce may sound fancy but you can whip them up and have them on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for weeknights (or weekends!).
3. Truffled Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Sage (Vegan)
This Truffled Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Sage by Justine Celina is a luxurious and decadent twist on a fall classic. Despite it's sophisticated name, it's easy to whip up and makes a nice lunch or a dinner starter.
4. Sage Scented Barbecued Chicken with Grilled Lemon
by Simple Bites
This stunning dinner of Sage Scented Barbecued Chicken with Grilled Lemon from Simple Bites is actually extremely simple to make and is packed full of flavour. It's an easy meal for entertaining or for family dinner.
5. Root Vegetable Timbales with Sage Butter
They may sound fancy but these Root Vegetable Timbales with Sage Brown Butter from the Wine Lover's Kitchen are a simple way to use up root veggies (especially if you have leftovers after Thanksgiving or Christmas). They cook up in a muffin cups and are a tasty combo of sweet potato, butternut squash and rutabaga.
6. Sage, Tomato and Caramelized Onion Focaccia Bread
If you want to make friends then make a big pan of this Sage, Tomato and Caramelized Onion Focaccia Bread by Jillian Rae Cooks and invite people in for a wedge - don't forget the Olive Oil Dipping Sauce! You'll be the hit of the neighbourhood!
7. Crispy Sage and Bacon Pasta
Crispy Sage and Bacon Pasta from Urb'n'Spice is another oh so easy and quick dish that's a family favourite. When you use simple, good quality ingredients cooking doesn't have to be complicated! You an have this on the table in the time it takes the pasta to cook!
8. Pork Neck Steaks with Apple, Sage Brown Butter and Roasted Radishes
Pork Neck Steaks with Sage Brown Butter, Apples and Roasted Radishes from Diversivore is another beautiful fall dish that also takes surprisingly little time to get to the table while taking full advantage of the beautiful flavous of these fresh ingredients.
9. Squash Stuffed Shells with Browned Butter Sauce
by Jo & Sue
Stuffed pasta shells have always been my absolute favourite carb filled delight. Pasta with pockets of delicious, usually cheesey, goodness inside them. For a fall twist on a stuffed shell try Jo and Sue's Squash Stuffed Shells with Sage Browned Butter Sauce! Yum!
10. Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Sage Stuffing
You can't have a sage recipe collection without a stuffing recipes and we aim to please! Our Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Sage Stuffing is a great option when you're entertaining guests with a lot of dietary restrictions. Make life easy and make a delicious stuffing everyone can enjoy!
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