Canadian Recipes

Oh, Canada! These Canadian recipes include classics like salmon, Nanaimo bars, butter tarts, and more!

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Baked Chicken Schnitzel

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Growing up, chicken schnitzel was a classic. I decided to make this dish oven-friendly using less oil, and an easier cleanup. This dish tastes great with potato salad, or mashed potatoes and a nice crisp salad. Tastes great the next day cold too! It's a family-favorite! Enjoy with fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Jamaican Style Curry Chicken

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This is a recipe that I have put together over some various websites, verbal consultations and just experimenting on my own and with my family. Rich and hearty with a great flavor when you can't get the real thing in the islands. Try a variety of hot peppers to change the flavor - even sweet bell peppers give a different taste. Use fresh thyme to really bring out the fresh taste.

Boneless Buffalo Wings

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What a great way to have chicken. Had these boneless wings a while back at a pub and fell in love with the taste. A nice change from your regular chicken wings. Serve with blue cheese dressing for dipping.


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Our ancestors made this bread when on the trail. Try throwing in blueberries or raisins for added flavor.

Pork Loin Roast with Baby Bellas

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Savoury, easy and delicious. This is for garlic lovers.

Maritime Donair Sauce

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Donair sauce done just like in Atlantic Canada. Long live Greco!

Easy, Chewy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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This simple, tasty recipe yields 12 to 16 cookies, but is so simple that it can be doubled (or tripled!) easily.

Nanaimo Bars III

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Because it's three layers, this sounds hard but it's worth it. My son is famous for making and taking these in to work. I've heard other names but here in the Northwest everyone knows them as Nanaimo bars. They are sold on British Columbia Ferries and at coffee stands. If you can't find custard powder, I've used instant pudding mix with good results.

Gramma's Date Squares

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A date filled bar with a chewy oatmeal crust. This is my grandmother's recipe, which my whole family loves.

Dash's Donair

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For the true donair fan. This recipe is tried and tested. If you enjoy Halifax donairs, then you'll love this recipe. When making this recipe, use only the finest spices available; they make a huge difference.

Real Poutine

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An indulgence of fries, gravy and cheese. A Canadian specialty!

Best Fried Walleye

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This is the recipe my dad has been using for 25 years. It's light and clean-tasting because there's no sense in masking the naturally delicious flavor of such an awesome Canadian delicacy! No tartar sauce needed!

Inspiration and Ideas

Canadian Cookies

Find the ultimate treat to go with your tea - or your double double.

Soft, Moist and Gooey Cinnamon Buns

"The ultimate cinnamon bun recipe for bread machines." - FIONASMOM

The Original Donair From the East Coast of Canada

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In the early 70's, a Greek restaurateur in the city of Halifax introduced the Donair. Within a few short years, virtually all pizzerias had added their version of the dish to their menus. Not to be confused with gyros, the Donair has a vastly different flavor. Originally the dish was made with ground lamb, but this proved too costly and ground beef was later substituted. Technically, this resulted in an aberration of sorts, as the final product was not what the originator had intended. What resulted, however, is the legendary East Coast Donair.