Canada has talent. There's no shortage of outstanding musicians, actors and chefs who can do more than just hold their own on the international stage. So, for the 2016 Juno Awards, an event that celebrates the best in the Canadian music industry and artistic standards, who better to demonstrate culinary mastery at the gala dinner than Juno Award-winning artist and celebrity chef Roger Mooking? Mooking will be preparing a three-course meal that showcases some of the best ingredients and food products from Alberta, where the event is taking place. The first course will be this Tomato Surprise, made with Sunset Campari tomatoes, a variety of greens and Sidewalk Citizen spiced croutes.
Yield: 4 servings
Preheat oven to 350F. Slice sourdough loaf widthwise into ½” thick slices. Mix all ingredients together and using a pastry brush, distribute mixture on 4 slices of sourdough. Toast bread in oven 6 minutes. Let cool on baking tray.
Slow-Roasted Sunset Campari Tomatoes
Preheat oven to 350F. Toss whole Sunset Campari tomatoes gently with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake in oven for 16 minutes. Cool on baking tray until room temperature. Store gently until service as they are meant to be blistered but intact for service.
Preheat oven to 350F. Toss garlic cloves with olive oil, salt, pepper and water. Place garlic cloves on prepared baking sheet and cover tightly with aluminium foil. Bake for 45 minutes or until cloves are tender. Let cool on baking tray.
Nuh Gana Dressing
Yield: 6-8 servings
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
Yield: 2 servings
Gently toss ingredients together to combine.