Herb-Inspired Easter Dishes

Easter calls for celebration of life. The basis? Jesus Christ rose from the dead and with that, the holiday that embraces life, new beginnings and new hope. For many families, Easter celebration means family time and plenty of food....

Easter calls for celebration of life. The basis? Jesus Christ rose from the dead and with that, the holiday that embraces life, new beginnings and new hope. For many families, Easter celebration means family time and plenty of food. If you're looking for Easter dishes to make, consider these easy-to-make dishes that incorporate fresh herbs. Not only are they refreshing, they speak of spring and all the freshness and vitality associated with them.

Baked Ham with Thyme-Peach Glaze

Ham is a popular Easter dish but it doesn't have to be boring. This dish incorporates the freshness of thyme and rosemary to give oomph and zest.

Ham with Glaze
Ham with Glaze

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Line roasting pan with foil and spray with vegetable oil.
  3. Score the top and sides of ham (criss-cross pattern) with a knife  to allow glaze to soak through.
  4. Bake ham for 45 to one hour.
  5. In the meantime, combine white wine, brown sugar, salt and preserves in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Allow mixture to thicken, then add fresh thyme and rosemary. Stir well to incorporate flavors.
  7. Remove from heat and add lemon zest.
  8. Brush ham with glaze until nicely coated.
  9. Bake, uncovered for another 15 minutes or until glaze turns golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool before slicing.

Seared Salmon with Mint and Caper Sauce

Salmon is one of the easiest proteins to make if you want big flavor with very little effort. With a side of mint-caper sauce, this dish is instantly elevated from blah to sublime.

Salmon with Honey Sauce
Salmon with Honey Sauce - Illustration

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tb of olive oil

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 2 cups of fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jalapeno (if you like it spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp of honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Put all the sauce ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Heat frying pan with olive oil.
  • Sear salmon fillet in oil for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, allowing the outside to acquire a golden crust.
  • Drizzle some of the sauce on the seared salmon fillets and serve the rest of the mint-caper sauce on the side.

These two dishes will liven up the Easter Feast with the added fresh herbs. They'll definitely have that spring feeling to them and make you excited for all the fresh flowers and herbs that are going to be growing soon!  For more Easter food ideas, contact us. We also provide a whole range of kitchen aids and spices to help you on your way.