Canada Day, Eh?

Happy Canada Day, everybody!


I’m married to a Canadian and he’s one of my favorite people on the planet, so I tend to hold Canada in pretty high regard.  My first thought was to share a poutine recipe (one of my favorite Canadian food groups), but after quite a few baked goods and treats lately, I decided to hold off on that one… for now.  And since we’ve got an American holiday coming up at the end of the week, it wouldn’t be fully fair anyway.  Instead, I want to share a versatile recipe that’s fresh, colorful, and perfect for summer.  Read on…


This past Sunday afternoon, Andrew and I picked up our second Community Seafood “catch of the day”.  Community Seafood is a subscription program that provides local, fresh, and sustainably caught seafood directly from local fishermen on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. It’s basically a CSA service for seafood, and we’re loving it so far.

Our first experience with Community Seafood went extremely well.  We received a beautiful piece of halibut, and enjoyed it wrapped in prosciutto.  This week’s catch was Yellowtail Tuna, which we barbecued and topped with mango salsa.


Mango Salsa



1 c diced ripe mango

1 jalepeno pepper, minced (remove the seeds unless you like really spicy salsa)

1/2 c fresh cilantro, chopped (even if you’re someone who thinks cilantro tastes like soap, give this recipe a try; the combination of flavors might just work for you)

1/4 chopped red onion

2 T fresh lime juice



1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Chill until ready to serve.

mango salsa

And that’s it.  Easy, fresh, colorful, and delicious.

We’ve already polished off the leftovers (chips and salsa, hello!), but I can think of quite a few other tempting uses: on top of salad, mixed into greek yogurt, on a burger, in tacos, toasted on a crostini…

Hope you enjoy,



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