As part of my review here of Market Chronicles, Montreal Gazette Susan Semenak’s farmer market cookbook, I tested 3 recipes: the Pork and orange albondigas (page 214), the Pumpkin thai soup (page 162) and the Roasted cauliflower fusilli (page 158).
The verdict? Two recipes got a big, unanimous thumbs-up. The Portuguese meatballs were a huge hit. While they’re meant to act as an appetizer, I’m more family dinner than fancy party obsessed, so I actually served these… on pasta. On a week night. And it worked. The orange shines through quite distinctly, adding an unexpected flavour profile I hope you’ll enjoy.