It has been 130 years since Easter Sunday fell on April 1, like this year. Easter celebrates the new life of spring, and is a time of spiritual reflection and festivities. Forgo the crowded restaurants and prepare an Easter brunch at home for family and friends. Since ham is the traditional Easter main course, your family will love this scrumptious menu! Pair with your favorite beverage and welcome spring!
Apricot–Ginger Glazed Ham
Just imagine the faces of your family and guests when you present this gorgeous ham on a platter! For this recipe, semi-boneless ham is baked, then glazed with a succulent mixture of sweet apricot jam, ginger, vinegar, and a touch of brown sugar. After the ham is broiled with the glaze for about 20 minutes, it is browned to absolute perfection.
If you are bored with mashed potatoes, wait until you bite into this cheesy gratin! It has paper-thin potato slices that are smothered in a heavenly sauce of butter, cream, spices, and melted gruyere cheese. The little pinch of nutmeg gives the dish a subtle sweetness. It develops a crunchy crust in the oven that is divine. This gratin is warm and satisfying, and will pair perfectly with an Easter ham.
Iceberg Salad With Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
Give your usual iceberg salad an upgrade with this exciting recipe! Blend torn iceberg lettuce leaves with the traditional cucumber and radish slices. Add a blast of flavor with red chilies, and other savory herbs, like tarragon. All the different colors in the salad are pleasant for the eyes and palate! Serve it with a homemade vinaigrette that is seasoned with peppercorns, shallots, and a tangy blue cheese.
Instead of buying frozen rolls for Easter dinner, why not make some from scratch? These light, buttery rolls are easy to make, and look beautiful in a serving basket. After you make the quick yeast dough and let it rise, roll individual triangles into crescent shapes. They puff up gorgeously in the oven, with a light brown crust. Serve these fluffy rolls with plenty of creamy butter.
About Chef Robert
My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.