It feels like Passover is just around the corner! Conversations always seem to lead to discussions of pesach (Passover) preparations, whether it's cleaning, menu planning, or figuring out how to configure the house for all of the guests. While I am not one to give cleaning tips, I would like to offer up the plethora of Pesach recipes here at Joy of Kosher. If you're looking for articles with a mix of recipes, check out some of mine from last year (I can't believe how the time has flown!) including A Trio of Passover Picnic Menus; 15 Salad Recipes for Passover; 15 Healthy Passover Chicken Recipes; 25 Passover Dessert Recipes; and 101 Passover Recipes. There are plenty of recipes for many of your menu planning needs, and to add to that below are 12 ideas for main dishes to serve after the seder including meat and vegetarian recipes.
In terms of vegetarian mains, I love the idea of mirroring the small plates concept that seems to be the trend at a number of new kosher restaurants. Maintain a flavor profile across the dishes, but don't feel at all limited to using the same vegetables. Keep it savory withVeggie Liver Stuffed Mushrooms, Eggplant Tomato Stacks and Sabra Moroccan Carrots.
Seders tend to be quite a marathon event, you can shorten things a bit by limiting the number of course you serve, especially if you're not serving meat. Fish makes for an elegant main course and doesn't take very long to prepare. Try your favorite fish with an elegant sauce including Nut Crusted Salmon with Creamy Chrain Sauce, Ceviche with Pickled Beets and Creamy Avocado, or Steamed Cod and Sundried Tomato, Olive Tapenade.
Passover can be a nostalgic time for many, leading us to expect and look forward to the same dishes year after year. It is also a time when religious dietary restrictions or community customs are more prominent than ever. If an old fashioned brisket or maybe an entire lamb is your traditional seder main, we've got you covered.
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