Whether your Easter dinner will be a big meal with extended family or just a special meal with your own family at home, with a little recipe planning you can put out a stunning and delicious spread that won’t have you tied to the stove all day. Classic Easter dinner ideas like roast lamb and glazed ham are easy to make and require very little attention once they’ve gone into the oven. At the same time, spring vegetables like asparagus require little cooking time. And even the sauces can be simple and wonderful too, like our easy English Mint Sauce. After the jump, a round-up of Brooklyn Supper’s favorite Easter dishes.
Roast Leg of Lamb
Lamb has such a marvelous flavor that it’s a wonder we don’t eat it more often. Like ham, this is a dish where all the work is up front; once it’s in the oven, you’re free to focus on other things. Once it’s at the table, though, all your focus will be on the lamb and how fantastic it is.
Easter Ham with Pineapple and Apricot Glaze
Glazed ham is a beautiful dish sure to wow everyone when you bring it to the table. What’s more, even if you don’t do large meat dishes very often, this one is almost impossible to get wrong since most of the work was done when the ham was cured.
Simple English Mint Sauce
For a cool, fresh alternative, try this simple mint sauce, a traditional English accompaniment to lamb. It’s got all the freshness of spring and a little bite that offsets the richness of the lamb nicely.
Asparagus and Ramp Quiche
The secret to a great quiche is in the crust, and this one is impossibly flaky and light. A little bit of yogurt makes it more pliable and easy to work with. And the filling is brimming with creamy eggs, cheese and spring veggies.
Asparagus is so naturally tasty you really don’t need to do much to it. A little lemon, oil, salt, and pepper and few minutes in the oven and you’ve got the best side dish you’ve eaten since the fall.
Sweet, buttery, and adorable, these bunny cupcakes make the perfect conclusion to your Easter meal.