Do you need inspiration for a spring menu? Some of the tastiest ingredients are only available during this season. Delight your family and dinner guests with this delicious menu suggestion that incorporates spring’s bounty. The complex flavor notes of each course complement each other well.
Salmon is a firm fish that makes perfect “steaks” for any preparation. This recipe features a mouthwatering sauce of pureed sorrel, walnuts, garlic, bread, and savory spices. After the salmon is quickly broiled in the oven, it will be golden and fork-tender. Serve it with a side of the flavorful sorrel sauce.
Risotto is classic Italian dish made with rice, veggies, and sometimes meat. This version is easy to make, and features spring favorites such as fennel, leeks, asparagus, and peas. The rice is cooked in chicken broth, white wine, and spices, then the veggies are added. The dish is elevated with creamy mascarpone, Parmesan, and chives.
The fresh peas of spring are better than anything available in a can. Use them for this refreshingly simple take on minted peas. After you cook the peas until tender, prepare the velvety sauce with cream, sautéed scallions, fresh lemon zest, and a kiss of mint. Everything is mixed together and served with a mint garnish.
If you adore pineapple upside- down cake, wait until you taste this version made with fresh blood oranges! The bottom of the pan is layered with thin slices of blood orange, and a buttery caramel sauce. The orange-infused cake batter is poured over the caramel mixture, and it bakes in about 40 minutes. Once inverted, this upside-down cake makes a stunning presentation.
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.