Clover Leaf invites Canadians to reinvent fast food and "Take 5"



    
    Chef and TV personality Michael P. Clive offers up delicious, five-
    ingredient recipe ideas to help Canadians serve tasty, easy, healthy
    meals in only five minutes
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - Clover Leaf Seafoods is inviting Canadians to
"Take 5" when it comes time to whip up simple, healthy meals as they settle
into their busy Fall schedules and hectic back-to-school routines.
    Clover Leaf's Take 5 recipes reinvent the concept of fast food using just
five ingredients to create nutritious, tasty meals that are ready and on the
table in five minutes. To create these quick meal ideas, Clover Leaf enlisted
the help of chef and TV personality Michael P. Clive, whose mantra is
care-free living mixed with top-notch cuisine.
    "Canadians are looking for healthy, great tasting, quick-serve meals for
their families," says Clive, who has worked in some of Ontario's finest
restaurants, as well as a host of his own cooking show. "With a dash of
creativity, a pinch of culinary know-how - and a can opener - anyone can
create a tasty, satisfying dish in just five minutes."
    Clover Leaf offers a wide variety of low sodium and flavoured tuna, as
well as skinless, boneless salmon products that make meal preparation easier
than ever.
    "Tuna and salmon are already staples in most Canadian pantries," says
Clive. "It's time to take these convenient and economical foods to new
culinary heights. Let's make mealtime more manageable and turn that regular
tuna melt into something exciting!"
    Clive's tasty five-ingredient, five-minute recipes can be found at
www.cloverleaf.ca/take5.

    
    Some of his delicious recipes include:

    TUNA CURRY IN A HURRY
    Ingredients:
    1 tbsp (15 ml) butter
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 cans (85 g ea.) Clover Leaf Flaked Light Tuna - Spicy Thai Chili
    1 cup (250 ml) low fat sour cream
    1 tsp (5 ml) curry powder

    Preparation:
    1. Over medium heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add garlic.
    2. Stir in tuna, sour cream, and curry powder.
    3. Heat until warm and serve over rice or accompany with Naan bread, if
       desired.
    4. Garnish with cilantro (optional).

    Serves 2

    SALMON CHICK PEA SALAD
    Ingredients:
    1 can (170 g) Clover Leaf Skinless Boneless Sockeye Salmon, drained
    1 1/4 cup (275 ml) chick peas, drained
    1 cup (250 ml) cherry tomatoes, chopped; reserve 1/2 a cherry tomato for
    garnish
    1 sweet yellow pepper, half diced and half cut into rings
    1/4 cup (50 ml) low fat Italian dressing

    Preparation:
    1. Toss together the salmon, chick peas, tomatoes, diced pepper and
       dressing.
    2. Serve over top of your favourite greens or on its own.
    3. Garnish with half a cherry tomato or yellow pepper rings and a sprig
       of chervil.

    Serves 2

    Tip: You could use any one of Clover Leaf's skinless boneless salmon
    products: Sockeye, Pink or Atlantic.

    TUNA MASHIES
    Ingredients:
    2 cans (85 g ea.) Clover Leaf Flaked Light Tuna - Lemon & Pepper
    1 cup (250 ml) leftover mashed potatoes
    2 tsp (10 ml) fresh dill, chopped
    1 green onion, chopped
    2 tsp (10 ml) lime juice

    Preparation:
    1. Combine all of the ingredients and stir thoroughly.
    2. Serve mixture cold or at room temperature on whole grain (or wheat)
       toast, cut diagonally, with a side of veggies, as a snack or for
       lunch.

    Serves 4

    Tip: When preparing mashed potatoes, consider using mini red and white
    varieties. Leave the skins on for added nutrients in addition to that
    "rustic, home-style" appearance.
    

    About Clover Leaf Seafoods

    Clover Leaf Seafoods is Canada's largest branded shelf stable seafood
company. For more than 100 years Clover Leaf has been dedicated to providing
consumers with high quality canned and ready-to-serve seafood products. In
addition to household seafood staples, such as canned tuna and salmon, Clover
Leaf offers a wide variety of flavoured tuna, award-winning prepared tuna
steaks, smoked oysters and mussels, as well as specialty seafoods including
canned crab, shrimp, herring, sardines and clams. Clover Leaf is Canada's
leading brand of canned tuna and canned salmon. Clover Leaf Seafoods is a
subsidiary of Connor Bros. L.P.
    For more information, please visit www.cloverleaf.ca.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Laura Creedon, Pilot PMR for Clover Leaf
Seafoods, T: (416) 462-0199, ext. 31, C: (416) 819-8656, laura@pilotpmr.com

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