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21 April 2011 Dinner News – Holy Gründonnerstag Food Fest

21 Apr
Easter Weekend Food Spread

Light and refreshing meets hot and crossed as Easter approaches.

There is more to today then “dye those eggs day.” Lent wears long, the hope of meat flickers on the horizon, and the busy weekend is about to arrive.  Take tonight to cleanse you palate (along with your feet) for the ham, chocolate and egg salad days ahead.

The Menu

Entrée

Shellfish Chowder – Spicy recipe that could easily be adapted to local options as part of a list of suggested dishes from NBC’s Today Show including a cucumber margarita.

Fish Pie – Like a shepherd’s pie with white fish and cream sauce. Nice way learn how to oven poach fish. Look for a step by step post soon on this one… it’s a keeper!

Cod and Potato Fritters – Baking powder fritters from Spain traditionally served with veggie fritters.

Side Dish

Krautelsuppe (Green Herb Soup) – German 7 herb / 7 green soup with a flair for the local and in season. Another take incorporates cabbage and green beans. History of 7 and 9 herbs being used and a great picture of kids examining a picnic table lined with green bowels :-).

Rempah (Malay Curry) – Sweet potato with coconut milk, Chinese five spice, and ginger.

Baked Goods (you don’t really want sugar this week… do you?)

Tsoureki – Greek twisted loaf similar to brioche baked as the Maundy contribution to the Holy Week meal schedule.

Good Friday Bread – Simple white bread with a bit of sugar and caraway seeds.

Gluten and Dairy Free Hot Cross Bun Recipe – >15 ingredients, but a good way to ensure that everyone can enjoy a sweet and flavorful tradition.

Choereg – Armenian Easter bread covered in sesame seeds and made with mahleb (ground sour cherry pits) spice. Mahleb is available on Amazon if you do not have an European grocer nearby.

Creative Commons(DSC_0425 taken by Sherry Main and used through Creative Commons)

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