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Pan Fried Trout with Sprout Salad

Pan Fried Trout with Sprout Salad

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By Atmosphere Fine Foods


2-3 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. butter
Trout filet
Salt & Pepper to taste
½ lemon, juice squeezed
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed

Fresh sprouts (pea sprouts and radish sprouts were used in this recipe)
½ red pepper, diced
½ orange or yellow pepper, diced
Pineapple tomatoes, halved (optional)

Orange Mustard Dressing:
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1-2 Tbsp. orange marmalade (substitute with ½ cup orange juice)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup Olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. In a separate bowl whisk together ingredients for orange mustard dressing, set aside.
2. Season trout with salt and pepper. On medium high heat, in a frying pan add oil and butter. Fry trout on one side until browned. Flip trout. Squeeze juice of half of lemon on top and sprinkle with crushed garlic. Place trout in oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, place pea and radish sprouts into a bowl. Add diced peppers, halved pineapple tomatoes (optional), and put into a bowl. Lightly dress sprout mixture prior to serving, reserving some, and mix.
4. Remove trout from oven. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
5. To plate: Place salad mixture on center of a plate, placing trout on top. Dress with Orange Mustard Dressing.

Serves approximately 2-4 people.

Over the past few weeks our Dinner Party Chefs have been dropping by with recipes for easy yet very tasty summer meals.
Meals that use as much local ingredients as possible.
This afternoon Nav and Rita join me again with another great meal.

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Coming up, using the "voices" of the Round Goby to reduce their numbers in the Great Lakes.

Did you know that fish can hear? It's something Dennis Higgs has known
for a long time. And he's using that knowledge to find a way to reduce the Round Goby population in the Great Lakes. The Round Goby is an invasive species
from Europe that found its way to our waters about 20 years ago.....likely through the ballast water in ships. And since that time, it's population has grown to number in the billions. Dennis Higgs has been trying to come up with a way to trap them. And he's come up with an interesting way to do it.....using fish sounds to attract the Round Goby.
Dennis Higgs is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Windsor.
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Two new murals paying tribute to the War of 1812 are going up in Sandwich Town.

When planning events to mark the 200th. anniversary of the War of 1812 the City of Windsor put out a call
to mural artists for submissions.
The murals were to represent the 200 years of friendship between the U.S. and Canada.
From all the submissions two projects were chosen.
One is from Justin Langlois and the other is from Lorraine Steele and Phil McLeod.
They will soon begin work on their murals
Justin couldn't make it in this afternoon - his work will be installed on the windmill at the corner of Russell and Mill Street.
It features a phrase - in cursive writing - that will be illuminated by LED Neon flex lighting -the phrase spells out - All we are is all we were.
But Lorraine Steele and Phil McLeod join me in the studio this afternoon.

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A county councillor is calling for a ban on exotic animals.

There have been multiple cougar sightings in and around Windsor this summer.
And earlier this week, a young coyote was found in the
foyer of a downtown restaurant.
All this wildlife has one Essex county councillor thinking it's high time to ban people from owning exotic animals. Sherry Bondy is a councillor in Ward 4 in Essex.
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A Windsor composer has written a piece about General Brock and the War of 1812.

This weekend the Windsor Symphony Orchestra performs the world premiere of a brand new work titled "General Brock in Detroit."
Brent Lee is the composer and he came into the studio to speak with host Bob Steele about his latest work.
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Windsor's basketball team is in search of a floor to play on.

Windsor's newest pro basketball team, The Windsor Express, is missing a big part of what they need to play their games. They're asking for a new wood floor to purchased at the WFCU Centre. The team is asking city council to come up with the money to buy the floor. CBC Windsor's Arda Zakarian has been CBC's point guard for this story and she joined host Bob Steele to talk about the hard facts about the hardwood.
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A lone coyote found himself trapped in downtown Windsor.

Staff at one downtown Windsor restaurant were very surprised to find an unexpected guest on the porch of their establishment. A young coyote was cowering and afraid when police finally captured it. The coyote was brought to Wings Rehabilitation and is just fine. Windsor naturalist Paul Pratt says there is plenty of wildlife living in Windsor's downtown core these days. He joins host Bob Steele to talk coyotes, groundhogs... and cougars?
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The raid on Dieppe might have been a cover for a top secret operation.

History has not been kind to the Raid on Dieppe France.
Many historians say it was poorly planned and an unecessary loss of thousands of lives.
But new research shows that there might have been another reason for that raid...a raid that included members of Windsor's Essex and Kent Kent Scottish Regiment.
Wayne Abbott is the producer of the documentary Dieppe Uncovered.
It aired Sunday night on History Television.
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Tony Orlando comes to Caesars Windsor for a show.

You know his songs....big hits from the 70's that brought Tony Orlando lasting fame.
Tie a Yellow Ribbon, Candida, Knock Three Times - to name the big ones.
He had a television show, sell out tours and millions of records sold.
Now Tony Orlando comes to Caesars Windsor for a show. Bridge Host Bob Steele and Tony talk about the past, and the future, in this interview.
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Fresh Summer Vegetarian Pasta

By Atmosphere Fine Foods


3 tbsp. oil
4 cloves garlic
1 medium zucchini
4 large tomatoes, diced (use grape tomatoes if available)
1 small red chili pepper, seeded
1 cup chicken broth
¼ cup cream
¼ tsp. dijon mustard
handful roman cheese
handful basil, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
200g Spaghettini noodle pasta

Boil and cook pasta according to directions. Heat oil in frying pan until hot. Add garlic. Add zucchini. Fry for about one minute. Add tomatoes. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add broth, stirring vigorously and pour in cream. Turn heat off. Add Dijon mustard and stir. Add Romano cheese, chili and fresh basil. Add in cooked pasta. Use salt and pepper to taste. Return dish to heat for approximately 2 minutes, stirring. (The vegetable will adhere more to the noodle when put on heat the second time).
Serve with fresh bread or white wine.

Serves approximately 4 people.

It's practically every illustrators illustrate Batman for DC comics. For a Harrow artist that dream has come true.

A passion for art has certainly paid off for Jason Fabok.
He's an illustrator from Harrow who's talent has taken him to the very top of the comic book heap. Jason is an illustrator for DC Comics and his drawings fill the pages of the Batman Annual edition as well as the cover art.
He swooped into the studio for an interview with host Bob Steele.
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How does a Windsor company make money by developing free online games?

We all know the old adage when it comes to gambling - The House Always Wins. But how does an online video game company make money on a "virtual" slot's not real money.
And why would such a business be eager to expand?
To answer those questions... Bob Steele spoke with Jacob Duhaime. He's the CEO and founder of a Windsor company called iDream Interactive.
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Three drummers, one great song. Host Bob Steels speaks with a music professor about the beats behind "Love Me Do."

It was fifty years ago this month that the Beatles released their very first single.
Bob Steele speaks with music Professor Gordon Thompson about the three drummers who tried to lay down the beat for "Love Me Do." Only one drummer made the cut. We find out why.
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Guitar alert! Host Bob Steele speaks with three finger style guitarists.

Bob Steele speaks with three unique guitar artists.
What separates these guitarists from most others is the style of their playing.
They are finger style players, creating sounds that one might find hard to believe are coming from one guitarist.
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Premier Dalton McGuinty visits a local school while a teacher strike looms.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty visited David Suzuki Elementary school.
But outside the school teachers were seeing red over the provincial freeze on teacher salaries.
The province also wants to end the practice of banking sick days.
Scott Hunt is the President of the Occasional Teachers unit of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation.
He was among the teachers protesting McGuinty's visit.
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It's a recipe for fun - or disaster. Ride around Windsor on bicyles, stopping along the way to refresh your spirits with beer.

If you're out in Windsor on Saturday you might see a large group of cyclists weaving a merry path across the city.
Most likely that group of cyclists will be taking part in a Windsor Eats event - The Bikes and Beers Tour.
To tell us more host Bob Steele was joined by Adriano Ciotoli. He's with Windsor Eats and he'll be leading the tour.
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Book panel review "The Red Breast".

The Bridge's book panel investigates Jo Nesbo's latest crime novel The Red Breast.
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1812 Food

Amherstburg's Roots to Boots Festival will commemorate the war of 1812 with re-enactments, musical guests and a play. Organizers have also created a period Tavern on the River. Micheal Jimmerman is a local chef who's organizing a very special menu for the festival.
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A summer recipe from our chefs Nav and Rita.

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Roasted Corn Blueberry Feta Salad

By Atmosphere Fine Foods


3-4 Corn Cobs, roasted
1-2 green onions, diced
1 ½ roasted red peppers, diced
½- ¾ pint blueberries
Small handful cilantro
¼ cup feta cheese, diced or crumbled

4 Tbsp. oil
3 Tbsp. vinegar
½ lemon, squeezed

Roast corn (boiling is optional). Using a knife slice kernals off cobs. Place in a mixing bowl. Dice green onions and red peppers and add to the mixture. Add the blueberries and cilantro. Dice or crumble the feta cheese and also add to the mixture. Add oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Mix together. Put in the fridge to keep cold and serve when ready. (Tip: this dish can be prepared ahead of time, the night before, without adding the liquid. Oil, vinegar and lemon juice can be added to the dish the following day or when ready to be served).

Serves approximately 4 people as a side dish.

We continue our series on home grown research.

This summer on the Bridge, we're talking about some of the interesting research
being done at the University of Windsor.
This afternoon we are talking to Anneke Smit who teaches Law at the University
of Windsor. She in the process of studing how local people are managing after losing their homes in the expropriation of lands for the new Windsor-Essex parkway.
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