Easter Seasonal Menu Inspiration

With spring in the air, lighter evenings and a little more sunshine, we are all feeling an uplift.  Easter is around the corner and with family gatherings and April events coming up, you may be wondering what to serve your guests.  Well, we have a few menu ideas for you, but first lets see what’s in season…
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April brings us lots of delicious seasonal British foods and plenty of green colours in the food world.  With asparagus, crisp lettuce & salad leaves, peppery rocket and watercress, salty samphire, spinach, crunchy spring onions and wild nettles.  We then have delicious Jersey Royal new potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli,  rhubarb,  spring Lamb and wood pigeon and an assortment of seafood including crab, langoustine, lobster, plaice, salmon and sea trout.

With so many awesome ingredients we’re spoilt for choice when menu planning!   Here are a few dishes to get your taste buds tingling.

Yorkshire roasted pigeon v2Smoked salmon pickled cucumber starterFor those seated lunches and dinners why not try your hand at a delicious starters of Yorkshire Dale roasted pigeon with grilled fennel, sweetcorn puree and micro cress salad 

Or, perfect for family gatherings,  a Sharing platter of Salmon – Cucumber and dill mousse with gravadlax salad, Teriyaki glazed salmon with Chinese cress, ginger and lemon grass dressing and Scottish smoked salmon with horseradish cream

For main course the traditional Easter dish is lamb and this lamb dish will surely please….Cotswold herb crusted fillet with confit of lamb breast Rosemary red wine jus, Fondant heritage potato, Purple sprouting broccoli and grilled asparagus or served up with heritage potato rosti and fresh wild leaves.

Rump of Cornish lamb with red wine jus (424x600) (2)Cotswold herb crusted fillet with confit of lamb breast  Rosemary red wine jus (450x600) (446x370)Pan fried cornish sea bass with courgette spaghettiHowever, a slightly lighter option may be your preference with Pan-fried plaice with courgette spaghetti,  Pistachio crumbs and green olive oil with lemon scented Jersey Royal potatoes

20150127_211323_resized (600x429)Easter is synonymous with chocolate and this dish will certainly place you in a chocolate coma Blackforest stack with poached cherries, cherry gel and bitter chocolate crumble.

Personally, I love Rhubarb, so for me, this would be the way to go…Vanilla pannacotta, poached rhubarb and ginger shortbread with summer flowers.Vanilla pannacotta, poached rhubarb and ginger shortbread with summer flowers

For more menu inspiration for your next event, or if you would much rather we do the catering and take away all the stress, then please get in touch on 020 77315282 or enquiries@cooksandpartners.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

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