If you love grilled, roasted, or sautéed asparagus, why not try Spring's most beloved vegetable a new way? I'm talking about eating it raw. Although it may seem crazy at first, raw asparagus is actually quite delicious — especially when you shave it into paper-thin slices and toss it in a salad with peppery arugula and nutty manchego cheese. This salad is my new favorite! It's light and wonderful on its own, but pairs with everything from roasted fish to eggplant parmesan. Interested in the uncomplicated recipe? Read more.
Whether you are hosting a late lunch or early dinner, this year, I have the perfect Easter menu. It's a somewhat classic spread that starts with crisp toasts slathered in shrimp butter. Since Easter is a celebration of rebirth, no meal is complete without Spring's most beloved vegetable: asparagus. Roast it, then serve on top of a bed of seasonal lettuces. For the main course nothing says Easter like a baked ham. Instead of the traditional honey-glazed version, delight guests with a savory sweet pineapple-mustard glazed ham. Pair with creamy scalloped potatoes made with creme fraiche and you've got a spectacular dinner sure to please even the pickiest of in-laws. Want the recipes? Please keep reading.