If you are planning an Easter Day Menu, why not go Spanish? This menu has a recipe for each course, from easy appetizers and fresh mixed green salad, to wonderful roast lamb and potatoes to delicious dessert of Catalan cream. Make one of the simple side dishes, the dessert, or go Spanish all the way.
Appetizer: Calamares Fritos (Calamares a la Romana) Fried Squid
Calamares Fritos or Calamares a la Romana are rings of squid that are lightly floured and fried.
With a bit of lemon juice squeezed over them, these rings of squid are a tasty way to start a meal.
Mixed Green Salad: Ensalada Mixta
Ensalada Mixta is a delightful and colorful mix of lettuce and vegetables such as tender white asparagus, tomatoes, carrots and much, much more! Some of the ingredients may be a bit of a surprised to Americans, but it is a fresh and tasty way to enjoy a big green salad.
Entree: Roast Lamb, Cordero Asado (Lamb Chops) and Chuletas de Cordero
Cordero Asado - Roasted Lamb with lots of garlic is a great main course for Easter, especially since spring is the time of year lambs give birth. That means fresh lamb is fresh and abundant - and usually on special at the butcher.
Chuletas de Cordero - Lamb Chops if you prefer to make a simpler main course. Lamb chops take less time, but still give the rich and juicy flavor of lamb and garlic.
Potatoes a la Importancia: Patatas a la Importancia
These “important” potatoes are rich and flavorful and will be a big hit at the table and will go well with the tender and juicy roast lamb.
Green Beans with Garli: Alubias Verdes con Ajo
Alubias Verdes con Ajo is a simple, easy and very fresh dish with that distinct garlic flavor. It is an easy way to add another vegetable to your table that everyone will enjoy.
Dessert: Catalan Cream - Crema Catalana
Crema Catalana is delicious and creamy, with a lemon flavor.
It is an easy recipe that is a fresh, light dessert to finish off a wonderful Spanish meal!