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Take-Out Menu @ Simmering Kettle – Included A Recipe To Cook @ Home

One of Barrie’s favorite Restaurateurs has had to face the reality of the times recently.  Shalu Persaud, owner of Simmering Kettle and Dosti Eats has found a bold way to stay in business!

Shalu has closed the doors at Dosti Eats!  But wait!  She’s moved that business into the sister restaurant Simmering Kettle.  Thank Goodness!  Find the same great food – just across the parking lot at 531 Bryne Dr. 

Shalu would like to thank her landlord, A.S. properties, managed by Kirkwood Properties for making the move as easy and seamless as possible.  Shalu states, “It’s wonderful how everyone is pulling together in such strange times!”

NEW HOURS TO SERVE YOU BETTER

Simmering Kettle/Dosti Eats is open for business Monday – Saturday from 9am-8pm and on Sunday from 9am-7pm for pickup and delivery

Shalu would like everyone to know that she’s offering some great new services as well.  There are very affordable weekly specials, as well as – wait for it….

Grocery Packages custom tailored for pick up (no more line ups!  Call Shalu and order your meat/veggies/fruit/bread/milk and eggs!)

            Family Sized meals such as lasagna/Shepherd’s Pie/Cabbage Rolls

            As well as tray service.

These new offerings are certainly added bonuses to the great regular menu options!  For anyone inquiring about the new available services, please call Simmering Kettle.

Shalu sends us a wonderful new recipe to try out as well.  Have some fun with this one and keep your eye out for more to come!

 

Grilled Haddock/Chicken Florentine

 

Haddock fillets or Chicken breast

Lemon juice

Salt/Montreal Chicken Spice

Simmering Kettle Spinach Artichoke Dip

Fresh Baby Spinach julienned

Oil

If using Haddock, squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle a little salt on the fish. Drizzle a little oil on the fish and dust in corn starch.

If using chicken breast, marinate with oil and Montreal chicken spice. Dust with corn starch.

 

Heat Oil in frying pan. Place the haddock or chicken in the hot oil and sear. Cook each side for 2 minutes then place in oven for 7 to 10minutes at 350degrees depending on size of pieces.

Heat the Simmering Kettle Spinach Artichoke Dip on low heat.

Place the fish or chicken on serving plate then top with the Simmering Kettle Spinach and Artichoke Dip. Garnish with julienned baby spinach.

Serve with steamed vegetables and rice pilaf or potatoes (mashed or baked).

 

 

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REALLY – CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

REALLY - CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

No one’s sure what the Holiday Season is going to be like this year.  One thing that you can count on though is that there’s always great food!  What’s even better than great food – is when it’s made for you!  Whether you need a break for a light meal after rushing around, or you’ve been chosen to host your social circle – you can count on Simmering Kettle (https://simmeringkettle.com) or Dosti Eats(https://dostieats.com) to save the day!

Shalu Persaud, owner of both, understands your need for sustenance.  Both Simmering Kettle and Dosti Eats are set up well for catering.  Whether it’s a very intimate fathering at home or a larger group at the office, they’ve got you covered.  If your crowd is looking for something a bit different, Dosti Eats offers ethnic choices from around the world.  Simmering Kettle has those wonderfully traditional dishes to add to your menu.

If you’ve been hard at it – shopping for loved ones, and need a break, pop in to relax over a good cup of coffee and a great meal.  Just taking some time for yourself will make the shopping chores easier.  Better yet, meet a friend and just catch up over an all day breakfast or a soup and salad.

Either restaurant will fit the bill.  Both are found in our South End Retail Centre at 531 and 535 Bryne Drive, located across the parking lot from each other.  As you’re making holiday menus, you may want to check out the website at www.simmeringkettle.com.  Shalu has added a very valuable Meal Plan Menu as well.  Shalu knows how much time is spent in your kitchen to prepare good meals, so this menu has been added to give you a real break.  Everything is done for you to eat seriously good food in your own home.

Call (705) 828-2257 to talk to Shalu about catering, meal plans or even hosting your Christmas events.  Like I said, “She’s got you covered!”

EAT YOUR WAY RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

EAT YOUR WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

ARE YOU A "FOODIE"?

From one coast to another there are a lot of “foodies” in Canada.  We have such cultural ethnicity.  The other thing that we have is an extremely diverse landscape with each Province and Territory offering up their own uniqueness.  On top of that we have our local areas which have many different menus to tantalize us even further.

Starting on the East Coast we can try everything from a Jigg’s Dinner, Lobster Rolls to Screech Rum.  As we head into Quebec we all seem pretty familiar with Poutine, maple syrup and tortierre.

It’s in Ontario where things become a little different.  Here we are certainly known for our outstanding wineries and craft breweries, but our favorite foods are as diverse as the population!  We have our seasonal treats like corn on the cob or garden fresh toasted tomato sandwiches, however as food goes – I think our diversity shines in our “street eats”.

If  you were to Google the favorite food in Toronto you’d likely find it’s a veal sandwich, Ottawa – Beaver Tails, Barrie – Skewers, a Korean BBQ restaurant and so on.  We have different flavors on every corner it seems.

As we head into Manitoba it becomes very particular again.  There you’d find mouth watering pickerel most often pan-fried with a bit of butter.  Saskatoon actually got it’s name from the all-important Saskatoon berry either made into a pie or jam.  Alberta is beef, beef, and more beef, with Vancouver being salmon and of course Nanaimo bars.  In Nunavut we find the somewhat strange Muktuk (fried whale) or, surprisingly…Shwarma!  Finally in the northwest Territories we are told Artic Char and game meats such as caribou and muscox are the favorites.

Travelling through Canada is divine for “foodies”.  We have so many very unique tastes to savor.  Again though, I have to say how nice it is to be in Central Ontario – Barrie to be exact.  I love our diverse menu offerings.  There are so many exciting flavors!  One of the “favs” for sure is the Korean Street Food found at Skewers, just up from Downtown at 9 Clapperton Street.  Don’t take my word for it though – go ahead – try it for yourself!

SPICE IT UP!!

“Barrie-ites” are so lucky to have such a wide variety of ethnic cuisine.  I read an article today followed with this comment by one of the other readers: “As a new visitor to Barrie, I think it must be a great place to live because there are so many restaurants serving so many kinds of food!”

I totally agree!  I love to cook – but I also love to taste authentic ethnic dishes.  One of my favorite things to do is to figure out the layers of spices used to create such tatalizing meals.  Today my mind drifted back to learning about “The Spice Road” in elementary school.  Imagine the thrill of the Portuguese sailors as they were loading thir ships in India that first time?  At that time in history spices were very important because they helped flavor foods that weren’t as fresh as we get today.  The historical trader’s clamored for Black Pepper, known as the King of Spices.  Also known as black gold, it was one of the very first spices traded for in India.

Indian food is steeped in history, rich in flavor with a medley of spices.  I think my favorite Indian Restaurant in town is Barrie’s Tandoori Kingdom at 428 Blake Street.  One gray afternoon not too long ago I was trying to determine which spices were in the dishes I was enjoying there.  I was joined by one of the owners, who shared his love of spices with me.

The main Indian spices are black pepper, cardamom, chili peppers, cinnamon, coriander seeds, tumeric, cloves, ginger and mustard seeds.  They are often oil-fried or dry-roasted to release their aromatics and flavors.  The spices are also carefully blended to create individualized curry blends.  As I was figuring out the flavors I was close – but no win!

The dish was Chicken Korma, rich and creamy, full of spices and flavor…Mmm!  With fresh Naan it’s a piece of Indian heaven.  I had correctly guessed coconut milk, garam masala, curry, tumeric, coriander, cinnamon, and cardamom.  However, I missed the nutmeg and cumin seed.

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Creamy Chicken Korma at Tandoori Kingdom, www.tandoorikingdom.ca is the stuff dreams are made of.  Head down to 428 Blake Street to dine in or call (705) 503-1400 for pickup and take a little taste of heaven home.  

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