Easter Menu

Easter Sunday in an Italian home is a joyous occasion spent with family and friends. Typical of Italian cuisine, most holiday tables are planned around seasonal favorites, and springtime is a wonderful season for doing just that. Artichokes, fava beans, baby peas, and asparagus fill the market stands across the country. Lamb, or kid is often the meat of choice and is cooked in many ways, particularly by roasting as seen in my recipe below. For dessert, a number of regional specialties are offered, including many that are rich in eggs and cheese. I have included a number of traditional recipes for you to choose from for your Easter dinner this year, and you can follow the menu as written, or simply use one or two of the suggested recipes. I have offered a number of options in the event you find it difficult to find some of the more traditional ingredients, or if like some you are not overly fond of lamb. Enjoy!

 

Antipasti

Fave Beans With Pecorino Cheese

Stuffed Mushrooms With Ricotta Surprise

Bruschetta With Radicchio & Goat Cheese

 

Primi

Lemon Pasta

Risotto Primavera

Creamy Asparagus Soup

 

Secondi

Roasted Spring Lamb With Garlic And Herbs

Prosciutto & Spinach Stuffed Turkey Breast

 

Contorni

Crispy Roasted Potato Spirals

Roasted Baby Carrots With Orange & Honey

Asaparagus Parmesan

Baked Baby Artichokes

Green Beans With Peppers

 

Dolci

Ricotta Cake With Lemon Glaze

Torta della Nonna

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake 

Buona Pasqua!
Deborah Mele 2014