On Passover, Jewish families all over the world gather together for a Seder, in fact, research shows that 70% of Jews attend a Passover seder.
Although our customs and traditions may vary across time zones and continents, we share our love of food and family. Many people won't serve roasted meat or poultry or any kind of lamb at their Seder, to avoid the appearance that they are replacing the paschal lamb, which was roasted over an open fire. Others have the custom to eat lamb as long as it is not whole roasted. Many people serve a hard-boiled egg at the beginning of the meal to symbolize life and Spring. Karpas is usually represented by any number of leafy greens, but depending on your particular geography or family history can even be a potato or onion. Passover is all about tradition, so here are a couple of inspired menu ideas for Passover that just may start a new food tradition for your family.
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The Passover seder is all about asking questions, so this year when you pass around the hard-boiled eggs make them marbled. They are sure to get some questions going and they are so elegant.
Keep the soup simple with flavorful matzo balls enhanced with fresh herbs.
A saucy chicken will sit well until your ready to eat.
These super-simple 4-ingredient meatballs will make you wonder why you ever served anything else.
Simple roasted cauliflower with rosemary or sprinkled with Jamie Geller Negev Gold will round out your meal.
We love potato kugel but to dress things up a bit for the Passover seder try a torte with both white and sweet potatoes.
This dessert looks fancy and so much fun to make, make a large one or a bunch of individual desserts.
If you're up to the challenge, make your own gefilte fish with a mix of fish including salmon, if not, go ahead and doctor up a frozen loaf, Spiced Gefilte Fish.
Make this simple oven-seared brisket complete with all the tricks and tips for a delicious melt-in-your-mouth result. This recipe uses soy and silan for a delicious flavor combo. Make sure to use a Kosher for Passover soy sauce and to make it even better coat the meat with Jamie Geller Hungarian Rub before searing.
No need for a whole turkey, try a new method for making dark meat.
A simple green veg on the side.
A different kind of puree.
Parfaits make easy elegant desserts. Prepare the parts in advance and layer before serving.