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#Modifry with McCain #SuperFries

McCain Fries Deserve More Than Just Ketchup

While we love a good french fry dipped in ketchup, or even  better with a little aioli, we decided to kick it up a notch and go for a slightly more posh topping for a recent dinner party!

We featured Ocean Wise seafood in this “Seafood Poutine” and even kept our choices very local. Our McCain #SuperFries Crinkle Cut fries got a decadent topping of “gravy” made with sour cream and tuffled goat chesse, then some Dungeness crab, smoked salmon, caviar, capers and parsely.

McCain fries are made with Canadian potatoes, canola oil and sea salt, and cook up crispy in about 20 minutes in a 425 degree oven.

We served them up in a little Chinese take out type of container, and they were devoured in mere minutes. We’d prefer that Canada was known for this type of true Canadian poutine!

West Coast Seafood Poutine

West Coast Canadian Seafood Poutine

1 package Crinkle Cut Extra Crispy McCain #SuperFries
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Salt Spring Truffled Goat Cheese
100 g crab legs
100 g smoked salmon
1/8 cup caviar – we love sturgeon caviar (Divine Caviar from the Sunshine Coast)
1/8 cup capers
2 Tbsp chopped parsley

Bake the fries according to package instructions. Mix sour cream and goat cheese together. Cut up salmon and crab into small pieces. Divide fries into 6 portions into small containers such as the Chinese take out we used or large ramikens, top with sour cream and goat cheese mix (saving a few tbsp for final plating), then sprinkle salmon, crab, and another dollop of the sour cream mix ontop and then top with caviar. Sprinkle capers and parsley around the caviar (keeping the caviar solo). ENJOY!

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Dungeness Crab at Fuel Restaurant

BC’s bounty gets the spotlight all year long at Fuel Restaurant with the 12 Months of BC, showcasing fresh new features, menus & special dinners happening every month. On Wednesday October 21st, Chef Robert Belcham and his culinary crew will showcase a special Dungeness Crab boil. This special crab comes from the Pacific Coast and is best known for its unrivaled sweetness.

The three course dinner will be paired with beer from R&B Brewing Co. and served at the Fuel bar and communal tables in the dining room. This special feast will begin with “The Cure’s” charcuterie platter and a rocket & watercress salad served family style. Guests will then dig into the special Dungeness Crab boiled with house made ‘old bay’ spice, served with hush puppies and hot pepper & garlic aioli, followed by warm carnaroli rice pudding for dessert. For reservations call 604.288.7905 or email

Dungeness Crab Spectacular!!
$75.00 per person, includes R&B beer
Wednesday October 21, 2009 @ 7:00pm

The Cure’s Charcuterie (family style shared course)
similkameen apricot, pickled fennel, Large’s rye
Rocket & Watercress Salad (family style shared course)
organic pears, pecorino, smoked almonds
Dungeness Crab Boil
hush puppies, ‘old bay’, hot pepper & garlic aioli
Warm Carnaroli Rice Pudding
puff pastry, gravenstein apple sorbet

Fuel Restaurant provides expert service and incredible food in a comfortable and friendly setting. Hailed as the 2009 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Chef of the Year, Executive Chef Robert Belcham sources out only the best quality regional products. By doing all his butchery in house from whole animals, Robert & his kitchen team offer incredible whole roast items and a wide selection of house made charcuterie.

Sommelier Tom Doughty has assembled a collection of special vintages and esteemed producers in the Fuel wine list that have been chosen specifically with the food menu in mind. These unique offerings are what sets Fuel apart and creates a truly unparalleled dining experience for guests. ??

Fuel is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 12:00pm – 2:30pm, and dinner seven nights a week from 5:30pm. Fuel Restaurant is located at 1944 West 4th Avenue (at Cypress), Vancouver BC. For more information please call 604.288.7905, or visit:


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