Irish Poutine with Haddie Bites

Irish Poutine with Haddie Bites

Growing up and living in the Outaouais, I’m fortunate to be surrounded by hidden gems like micro brasseries, maple syrup producers, and award-winning cheese producers. When I sit down and read some of my local bistro menus, I can't help but think about all the creativity that went into those recipes using our local treasures.

  • Serves: 4
  • Meal type: Lunch,Dinner
  • Species: Haddock

Ingredients

  • Haddie Bites
  • 600g French Fries ovenable or fryer
  • Haddie Bites High Liner code 4590
  • 55g Poutine Sauce Mix
  • 120g Cheese curds (room temperature) or shredded mozzarella
  • 15 ml Green onions, finely sliced
  • 500 ml Guinness beer or local dark beer
  • 15 ml Bacon jam (see below recipe)
  • 30 slices Bacon, diced
  • 4 Medium Spanish onions, diced
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup Guinness beer
  • 100ml Cider vinegar

Method

Preparation

  1. Cook Haddie Bites according to package instructions
  2. In a sauce pan, whisk the poutine sauce mix with the Guinness Beer, simmer until consistency is thick and smooth
  3. Cook French fries according to package instructions
  4. Place cooked fries in a bowl, add cheese curds, cooked Haddie Bites, and cover with the hot poutine sauce
  5. Garnish with bacon jam and green onions

 Bacon Jam

  1. Cook bacon until crispy (put aside)
  2. Caramelize the onions with a bit of the bacon fat, add the cook diced bacon, brown sugar, cider vinegar, and Guinness beer, let reduce
  3. Add the maple syrup and simmer for 10 minutes
  4. Let it cool then refrigerate