Smoked goldeye, a local specialty, joins whitefish roe (golden caviar) in this salute to Manitoba lakes in a bowl from deer + almond chef Mandel Hitzer.
Smoked Goldeye and Cauliflower Soup
Herb-Crusted Pickerel with Lemon-Basil Sauce
Light fillets of pickerel get a crispy coating and a herbaceous lemon-basil sauce in this recipe from Le Garage Cafe (closed in 2020).
Pickerel with Pearl Couscous
This recipe from chef Norm Pastorin of The Cornerstone (closed in 2021) takes the traditional French preparation for sole meuniere and adapts it to Manitoba pickerel.
Trout with Roasted Cauliflower, Eggplant Caponata, and Bagna Cauda
Manitoba steelhead trout plays the starring role in this entree from chef Sean McKay from The Mitchell Block (closed in 2022). Briny Bagna Cauda and tangy Caponata punch up the flavour in this dish.
Rye berries add textural pop when mixed with grown quinoa. Add in two types of local sausage and Manitoba trout for a provincial smorgasbord from Era Bistro (closed in 2021).