Some years we roast lamb, other years it's ham or pork, and occasionally a decadently unctuous prime rib roast. That's what I love about Easter; there are no hard-fast rules like a turkey on Thanksgiving. Of course, traditions vary from family to family, and in my family, we mix it up. This year we're taking six quiches - all different - over to our neighbor's for an egg-hunt and feast. Quiche is the perfect brunch item and so easy when you buy frozen pie shells. Use this master Quiche Lorraine recipe from Julia Child as your base and omit the bacon to make other variations. Mushroom and gruyere; Cheddar and asparagus are beautiful springtime combinations.
If ham is your plan, try this recipe with Orange Rosemary Marmalade Glaze along with some good ole Twice Baked Potatoes for cheesy goodness or Mashed Potatoes with Garlic, Sage, and Goat Cheese. This refreshing Radish, Cucumber, and Chive Salad will help balance the heaviness of the rest of the meal.
Classic Italian porchetta is worth the effort, but this simplified Smoked Porchetta Loin incorporates the same beautiful flavors of fresh herbs, fennel, and lemon all easily wrapped up in an inexpensive pork loin. You could even do this same preparation with a boneless, butterflied leg of lamb. Either one would be perfect with this Cheesy Parmesan Polenta and a Lettuce, Apple, and Cucumber Salad with Fennel and Walnuts.
I stumbled upon these Asparagus Fries (pop them in your Air Fryer, if you have one!) and thought they'd be wonderful with whichever menu you choose (or, frankly, any time). And this festive Easter Nest Sweet Cake With Sour Cream-Royal Icing and Pistachios is a must for dessert. Get the recipes for each dish below and have a Happy Easter!
Lettuce, Apple, and Cucumber Salad with Fennel and Walnuts
Contributed to Foodista by RAWk Me!
Easter Nest Sweet Cake With Sour Cream-Royal Icing and Pistachios
Contributed to Foodista by Al Dente Gourmet