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Your mission this week
#TasteAB Mission Inspiration: Use local ingredients in your cultural cuisines
Chef Doreen Prei is the head of culinary development at the Edmonton Petroleum Club. She was born and raised in East Berlin, Germany, and has worked in kitchens from Ireland to the States to here in Canada. But when it comes to cultural cuisine, she comes back to the German food of her heritage. While it may be too hot to enjoy sauerkraut, there are lots of other German dishes to enjoy. Doreen recommends using ground Alberta beef to make a different sort of burger. "My great-grandmother also made beef burgers, but they aren't necessarily like your burgers. We add a lot of mustard to them and some eggs, so they're softer. We make them into small balls, almost like meatballs, and then they get seared in butter." You can add fresh parsley or green onions to the meatballs as well, and a bit of canola oil in your butter for a very soft feel. For a side, you can make a traditional cucumber salad with radishes, sour cream, dill and chives.
If you're inspired to use local ingredients to complete your mission this week, let us know by also tagging your mission #tasteab for an extra chance to get in the paper! Here's some local inspiration from your fellow Gastroposters.
To complete this week's mission, our partners at Save-On-Foods want to help with a coupon to save $3 off extra lean ground sirloin beef. Whether it's to make meatballs, a meat sauce for your spaghetti, hamburgers or any other heritage culinary creations, we want to see what you make with it! Print off this coupon and take it to your closest Save-On-Foods location, then Gastropost it!
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