Pesach Menu Review

I know I haven’t been keeping up to date with things, but I have been taking pictures. I’m hoping to have at least a couple of new Pesach posts, but in case I don’t, or in case you didn’t catch these the first time around, or if you’re looking for something new to try this year, here is my recipe list of thirty-two Pesach recipes inspired by the Seder plate.

On a personal note: over the years, I have come to the realization that the seder plate has much more of a functional, practical purpose rather than simply being a stylized dinner plate. These are the things that one eats during the course of the Pesach meal, with the exception of the shank bone [we don’t eat roasted meat at the seder]. So I consume the things on the plate as they are needed, rather than let it sit in the center of the table. Consider this for your seder.

The Recipes

The Egg represent the korban (sacrifice) of the Pesach holiday.
Eggs Part I

  • Chinese Egg Drop Soup
  • Stracciatella
  • Avgolemono Soup
  • Roasted Garlic Soup with Poached Egg
  • Devilled Eggs

Eggs Part II

  • Poached Egg on Greens
  • Mushroom and Herb Baked Eggs
  • Shakshuka
  • Piperade with Poached Eggs
  • Baked Egg in Butternut Squash

The greens (my family uses potatoes, I insist on parsley) are the harbinger of the spring season.
Greens

  • Colcannon
  • Lamb Meatballs with Gremolata
  • Pommes Persillade
  • Pesach Spring Rolls

The charoset is a sort-of chutney that recalls the mortar the Jewish (NOT Hebrew) slaves used in their work.
Charoset

  • Mulligatawny Soup
  • Roasted Apple Chicken with Apricots, Dates, & Walnuts
  • Almond Crusted Chicken with Sultana Red Wine Sauce
  • Waldorf Salad
  • Sweet Roasted Pumpkin with Apples and Nuts

Romaine is a bitter green that we use remind us of the harshness of servitude. It also is a convenient receptacle for the grated horseradish; it folds up nicely.
Romaine Lettuce

  • Broiled Romaine Lettuce
  • Sauteed Romaine Lettuce with Garlic and Mushrooms
  • Romaine Lettuce Stuffed with Salmon
  • Romaine Lettuce Salad with Oranges, Walnuts and Red Onion

For a holiday celebrating our freedom, there’s an awful lot that we’re not allowed to do. But the prohibition does its job I suppose; I can’t wait to bring the korban Pesach.
Meat

  • Slow-Cooked Brisket
  • Chuck Roast
  • Braised Rack of Lamb
  • Tongue Polonaise

As much as this is meant to remind us of the bitterness we felt in Egypt, I love this stuff. I use it all through Pesach. I’m pretty sure I missed the point of this…
Horseradish

  • Pot Roast with Horseradish Sauce
  • Roasted beets with Horseradish Mayonnaise
  • Sweet Potatoes with Horseradish Gratin
  • Chicken with Cranberry Horseradish Sauce
  • Carrot Apple Salad with Horseradish Mint Dressing

And then there’s this. Why? I have no idea.

  • Mushroom Stuffed Baked Onion
  • Stuffed Artichokes
  • Vegetarian Matzah Lasagna

 

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