9 Recipes from PEI That’ll Keep You Warm All Winter Long

We love winter here on Canada’s Food Island. There’s SO much to do in the great outdoors and we also embrace hygge like nobody’s business! But regardless of whether you live on PEI or somewhere else in the world where winter is a real season (with snow and wind chills), we think you’ll agree that the best thing to pair with your chosen winter activities is a warming meal. In the interest of helping you stay cozy and satiated, we’ve rounded up 9 of our ‘hottest’ PEI recipes – enjoy!

Blue Mussel and Noodle Bake

Featuring PEI mussels, noodles, and lots of dairy, this dish is the quintessential ‘comfort food’ you’ve been waiting for.

Gremolata Lamb Rack with Cranberry Apple Compote

Get outside your cooking comfort zone and create this ‘wow’ dish that puts the spotlight on meat that’s less commonly used in many Canadian kitchens, lamb. The cranberry apple compote offers a beautiful complement to the rack of lamb.

Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa

Pair this salsa with chicken nachos just out of the oven for a delicious party dish that hits you with warmth AND heat! 

Sweet & Sticky Potatoes

Warning: you will not be able to resist having seconds so save them for a special occasion!  Cooked with cream, butter, vermouth, sugar, garlic and rosemary, this indulgent potato dish created by Chef Ilona Daniel offers layer upon layer of delightful flavour.

Roast Beef

A classic winter warmer, our roast beef recipe was created to showcase the terroir-driven flavours of Certified PEI Beef. 

Potato Bacon Pie with Maple Bacon Sauce

Yes, you read that right –  bacon and more bacon is how we roll here on Canada’s Food Island during the winter months!  Paired with PEI potatoes and sweet Canadian maple syrup, it’s pure decadence in a pie plate.  

Cranberry Apple Hand Pies

Move aside mittens, we’ve got a better way to warm those hands – one you can eat! These cranberry apple hand pies will win over kids and adults alike, we promise. 

Thai Coconut Lobster Tails

Whisk yourself off to Thailand with this fresh and flavourful lobster dish that’s definitely meant to impress the guests! Cook under the broiler or over the grill, if you’re the kind that likes to BBQ all year round. 

https://canadasfoodisland.ca/recipe/oysters-rockefeller/Oysters Rockefeller

We couldn’t have a PEI recipe round-up without including a recipe that showcases our famous PEI oysters. While winter is the very best time to enjoy raw PEI oysters, any time of year is a great time to cook ’em up Rockefeller style! This classic recipe is the perfect addition to your next fancy(ish) winter gathering or the way to your true love’s heart on Valentine’s Day>

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