March 27 to April 4 marks Passover 2021. Also called Pesach, it commemorates when the Hebrews were liberated. Thus, it is a major holy day for the Jewish community. Most notably, the first day is marked with a large Seder and meal. It involves reciting holy verses and poems, drinking wine, eating a huge meal and relaxing in celebration. Will you be celebrating, but want a refresher on some of the best traditional foods? Check out these tasty recipe ideas to get the scoop and wow your friends and family.
This unleavened bread takes a prominent spot on the Seder table. This recipe is miles above commercial versions, plus, it is simple. A pasta roller, flour, olive oil, warm water and 18 minutes are all that is necessary to make a winning variation of this classic Jewish staple.Read More »
This hearty entrée comes together with garlic, carrots, onions, mint, raisins, potatoes, thyme, parsley and oregano. A low and slow braise leads to them being soft and tender. Serve on rice or greens.
This one is for the adults only! While the bitter herb is usually romaine lettuce on the plate, why not spice it up with a cocktail, the perfect way to contemplate? Gin, Antica, lemon juice and an orange peel make a tempting concoction. For another twist, grate some of the peel and include it on the top of the drink. Cheers!
One of the tastier recipes on the plate, charoset is ideal for making year-round due to its contents. Fruit and nuts can easily be mixed up throughout the year due to endless combinations. With many global recipe ideas, this one is for the Ashkenazki version. With a taste profile that closely resembles crunchy applesauce, apples are grated and a generous touch of cinnamon is added. Red wine, honey and chopped walnuts round it out. You will want seconds of this, for sure.
Eggs are hardboiled and then roasted in the oven in this Passover tradition. Serve atop a piece of matzoh, with or without cheese. Use high quality eggs for this recipe and serve the eggs in their shells.
Kosher butter, matzoh meal, slices fruit, like apples, strawberries and blueberries and cinnamon makes this baked treat a hit. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Allow for an hour’s cook time when preparing. For another twist, cut up more apples and top with cinnamon sugar for a pre-cobbler snack.
This attractive platter features herbs, veggies, dip, eggs, salsas, avocados and more, but roast salmon takes center stage. Hint: Use any leftovers to top salads or put the salmon and avocado on bagels the morning after. This idea is the meal gift that keeps on giving.
Make latkes 10 times easier in a waffle iron. Top with egg, pear, fancy cheese, good ‘ole sour cream and applesauce or something else entirely. Or, make a fun latke bar when guests can choose their own toppings.
However you choose to mark Passover and the Seder, have a good one. Relax and rejoice, thanks to these ideas for traditional foods to make.