WHAT YOU NEED

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole Ontario milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint, plus additional for serving
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, plus additional for serving
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Ontario ricotta cheese
  • 50g prosciutto
  • Pea shoots (optional garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place 10-inch cast iron skillet in the oven and heat to 425°F. Bring a small pot of lightly salted water to boil.
  • Add eggs, Ontario milk, flour, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper to the blender container. Blend until smooth.
  • Once the oven is preheated, remove the skillet and add the butter, swirling it around until the butter is almost completely melted. Pour in the batter and return the skillet to the oven to bake for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add peas to boiling water and cook until tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain the peas and plunge in a bowl of ice water, for 1 minute.
  • Drain the peas again and add to a small bowl. Toss with mint, lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Once the Dutch baby is cooked, remove from the oven and cool for 3 minutes.
  • Place dollops of Ontario ricotta cheese in the nooks and crannies of the Dutch baby and spread out with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle the pea salad over top, then arrange prosciutto around the peas.
  • Garnish the Dutch baby with additional mint, optional pea shoots, and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING:

Calories 357
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrates 20 g
Fat 24 g
Sodium 670 mg

Dairy Inspiration

Tomato sauce and pasta in a black iron skillet, placed on a wooden table

Local Kingston: Atomica Takes Bold Flavour in a New Direction

Once the capital city of the province of Canada, Kingston has been quietly reinventing itself, and you can see it in its local food scene.

Read the article
Freshly harvested apples in bins

Ontario's Fruit Harvest is Here!

Read the article

VQA Ontario Wines and Artisan Cheese: The Fall 2019 Pairing List

Universally loved and craved around the world, the art of pairing distinctive wines with exquisite cheeses is ancient, going back thousands of years. While the symbiosis is both evident and beloved, many of us find the art of pairing wines with cheeses daunting, an art form reserved for the highly experienced and sophisticated, served to the rest of us on rare occasions.

Read the article