Cooking with Winsome – Episode #3


Poached Salmon with a Bourbon Sweet Potato Puree and Green Bean Almond Sauté

Today I join Executive Chef of Glen Abbey Golf Course, Jamie Hussey, we will be preparing poached salmon with a bourbon sweet potato puree and green bean almond sauté.

Organic Poached Salmon (4 servings)
  • 4 5oz filets of Organic Salmon
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • 10oz white Onion Diced
  • 5oz Carrot Diced
  • 5oz Celery Diced
  • 1 Lemon
  • ½ tbsp Peppercorn
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 2 oz Maple syrup
  • 4oz White wine
  • 64 oz Water or Fish Stock

In a large Sauce pan sauté carrot, celery, onion and peppercorn
De-glaze with Bourbon, White Wine and Maple Syrup sauté until 2/3 reduced

Add fish stock or water and simmer for 15 minutes to marry flavors

Cut Lemon in half, squeeze juice into the pot and add the lemon itself

Pat dry the salmon with a paper towel and submerge in water

Poach for approx 11 minutes until medium (132-135 F)

Remove from poaching liquid, place on paper towel, season and serve


Bourbon Sweet Potato Puree (4 servings)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 oz Bourbon
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • Salt to Taste
  • Pepper to Taste

In a medium sauce pan boil sweet potato and garlic is salted water
When fork tender strain and allow to dry

In a small blender add remaining ingredients, pulse

Add warm sweet potatoes and mix until smooth

Puree can be served at room temperature or if re-heating is required, warm slowly in a sauté pan.

Season and serve


Blanched Green Bean and Almond Sauté (4 servings)
  • 20 oz Baby French Beans
  • 3 oz Whole or Sliced Almonds
  • 2 oz Chopped Ginger
  • 1 oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Fill a Large Sauce pot with water
Add salt approximately 2 oz water should taste salty

Fill a medium glass bowl with ice and water

Trim the stem of the beans and arrange in piles
Ensure water is at a rolling boil and a small pile of beans (water should reduce to a simmer)
Blanch for 4-5 minutes

Shock in Ice water remove and dry
Repeat until all the beans are blanched

Reserve in fridge, this can be done a day ahead

In a medium sauté pan add oil
Sauté almonds until they begin to release there oils
Add ginger and butter

When butter has melted add the beans and season
Remove from heat when the beans evenly coated and warm

Serve immediately


Executive Chef Jamie Hussey

Jamie Hussey - Excecutive ChefExecutive Chef Jamie Hussey was born in England but grew up in Guelph, an area famous for agriculture and local food. He first learnt to cook by watching, and then eventually helping his mother prepare family meals. From this informal training at home he then moved on to cooking at road houses in Guelph where his love of cooking grew. He quickly rose in the restaurant ranks, finding himself managing restaurant by the age of 23 and then moving on to the fine dining scene in Toronto.

Jamie loves the combination of the history, the water and the people in Kingston. He finds himself continually inspired by the amazing variety of local food available here. His cooking philosophy revolves around classic, comfortable recipes turned chic, while looking to the seasons for inspiration.

DOX, the newly renovated restaurant at the Holiday Inn Waterfront, is the place where Jamie works his magic. Jamie and his staff pride themselves on presenting a menu full of comfortable concepts brought to life with
creativity and local fare. The restaurant has a modern atmosphere, sans pretentiousness, and offers great variety and tons of fun.

About Winsome Dewar

Winsome Dewar, RHN, RNCP is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is the author of The Healthy Options Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Plan® and the host of Rogers TV’s cooking show – Cooking with Winsome.

2 Responses to Cooking with Winsome – Episode #3

  1. Faye S February 28, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    I had the opportunity to see the show on Wednesday February 27th. I felt it engaged the viewer with very clear instructions, nutritional values of the ingredients and the presentation of the plated meal. I will definitely view the remaining three sessions.

    • Winsome February 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

      Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I really enjoyed doing the shows. The whole concept of Cooking with Winsome is to demonstrate that eating well does not have to be difficult, and that healthy meals can be assembled in minutes.

      I really appreciate you taking the time to write in.


      Winsome Dewar, RHN, RNCP

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