International Affair

Appetizer: Brie Crostini with Mango & Jalapeño Salsa

Starting your meal off with something different will help set the tone. Sweet mango and the mild heat of jalapeños keep these crostini tropical and light.

Main Dish: Salmon Topped with Leek & Dill

Beautiful pink salmon topped with delicately flavoured leeks and dill is proof that a show-stopping main doesn’t have to be complicated.

Side Dish: Braised Fennel

With its mild licorice flavour, fennel, and pairs beautifully with fresh thyme, leeks and chicken broth. Braising produces tender, flavour-forward results.

Dessert: Strawberry-Topped Cake with Honey-Lemon Mascarpone

Dessert is a chance to show off when you’ve kept your main simple. Nothing signals the arrival of spring quite like a cake topped with lemon mascarpone and strawberries.

Love your leftovers: Roughly chop leftover salmon and fennel, and drizzle with Sensations by Compliments Salad Dressing for an elegant cold salad.

Spring Feast

Appetizer: Spring Asparagus Soup

Delicate asparagus puréed with rich chicken stock makes a light and vibrant starter. Garnish with sour cream and diced bacon or ham.

Main Dish: Tangy Greek Lamb Chops

Freshly crushed mint, Sensations by Compliments Roasted Garlic Seasoning Paste, pesto and lemon juice add flavour and tenderness to seasonal lamb.

Side Dish: Stuffed Artichokes

They might look intimidating, but fresh artichokes are simple to prepare and make an impressive side dish. Try our recipe with a cheese-garlic-herb stuffing.

Dessert: Strawberry, Rhubarb & Ginger Crisp

Easy to prepare in advance, our crisp takes the classic pairing of strawberry and rhubarb to the next level with a hit of spicy ginger.

Love your leftovers: Leftover crisp heats up easily and pairs wonderfully with your choice of yogourt for an indulgent breakfast.

Traditional Twist

Appetizer: Ratatouille Tarts

This recipe is a host’s best friend. Why? The frozen tart shells and filling can both be prepared ahead of time and assembled just before your guests arrive.

Main Dish: Dry-Brined Herb & Garlic Turkey With Roasted Potatoes

If you’ve always wanted to brine a turkey, but can’t fathom submerging an entire bird, dry brining is for you. The result is exceptionally moist and flavourful meat.

Side Dish: Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper Relish

Similar in flavour to grilled asparagus, roasted asparagus only needs 10 minutes in a 350°F oven. That’s extra time for putting the finishing touches on the turkey.

Dessert: Blueberry & Almond Tart

Fresh blueberries and frozen puff pastry come together to make a dessert so simple you’ll be wondering why you don’t make it more often.

Love your leftovers: If you’re lucky enough to have any leftover turkey and asparagus, they make top-notch additions to a brunch frittata the next day.