Seasonal Recipes

“Ooh, is that from Granville Island? Mind if I try one?”

You certainly don’t need a special excuse to browse the Public Market. But if you’re looking for a little inspiration for a dinner party or are simply up for trying new things, then look no further. And remember to check back soon as we’re constantly updating this section.

Squid Ink Pasta with Spot Prawns, Tomatoes, & Chilies

Serves 2

Recipe Intro:

Loris at Zara’s Deli can hardly keep his house-made squid ink pasta in stock. In recent months, he’s noticed a real trend and people are snatching it up as fast as he can make it – if you’re lucky you might even catch him in the process as his pasta maker is on display in-store, right behind the glass. Once a week, he’ll whip up a batch using squid ink imported from Italy combined with semolina flour. He’s careful to leave this variety to last, however, otherwise all his fresh pasta would come out black! With its striking colour squid ink pasta makes for a beautiful dish, but it’s best when paired with lighter ingredients so as not to overpower the pasta’s subtle flavour. Continuing with the seafood theme, spot prawns complement it nicely. Tossed with fresh cherry tomatoes, a little white wine, garlic, and chilies, it’s a simple combination of fresh, quality ingredients with big impact.

The Grainry’s Tex-Mex Slow-Cooker Chicken

This Tex-Mex-seasoned chicken comes out tender and full-flavoured and with only three ingredients and three steps, you don’t have to be a chef to prepare it. Since it takes 8 hours, we suggest making it on a weekend so it will be ready to go for the week.