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From season to April: fruit vegetable and fish to buy

by Ada Parisi
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Frutta, verdura e pesce di stagione ad aprile

In one day late it comes the usual appointment with the season in April: vegetable fruits and fish to buy to eat well and at the right price. Despite the ongoing health emergency, In fact, time passes and we arrived in April, the month of Easter. Unfortunately the markets are closed and it is only possible to shop at the supermarket: this obviously makes it problematic to buy high-quality fresh food. But the seasons change and also in supermarkets, and with the arrival of spring, strawberries arrive, nespoles, broad beans, peas and lots of fish.

In April we can finally make a splash of fresh strawberries and strawberries of woodland. And dedicate ourselves to preparing so many gluttonous CAKES WITH STRAWBERRIES simple and fragrant. As the CREAM AND STRAWBERRY CAKE, the LIGHT STRAWBERRY TART, the STRAWBERRY FROST and more. The other novelty, but only for the lucky ones, it's the nespoles: not the Spanish nespoles, large, pale and tasteless. But the Italian ones, small, ugly, dark orange and sweet flesh. They're almost nowhere to be found, crushed by the import from Spain, but if you find them don't hesitate for a moment.

Among the seasonal fruits in April there are still fresh lemons, perfect for preparing TIRAMISU’ LEMON . And of course they resist apples, Pears, kiwi and all the exotic fruit that, Unfortunately, has no season.

Fave, season from the end of March

Seasonal vegetables in April: many new

In April there are many seasonal vegetables to buy: just this month, in fact, a lot of new things are peeking out. They leave us broccoli, turnip greens, cabbage, version, fennel. The last late artichokes with which to prepare the VIGNAROLA ROMANA. And peas appear to be paired with bean beans and asparagus in many recipes, starting with the VEGETARIAN WHITE LASAGNA. Then there are the aggressors, rocket, Zucchini (even with the flower), Spinach, garlic and fresh spring onions.

The seasonal fish in April: returning the anchovies

For seafood lovers, April is a month full of BLUE FISH: anchovies, sardine, cod and MACKEREL. But above all the swordfish returns, ready to be cooked in a thousand ways like the SICILIAN SWORDFISH or the wonderful SWORDFISH CHOPS. All Sicilian recipes that I love very much. There are still octopuses, moscardini, calamari, cuttlefish and finally April is the season of fresh tuna, to be consumed when you are sure of the Italian origin of the fish and prepare SWEETENED WITH ONIONS or in a quick but tasty EOLIAN PASTA.

SEASONAL FRUIT IN APRIL

  • strawberries
  • nespoles
  • lemons
  • avocado
  • coconut
  • bananas
  • Pineapple
  • grapefruits
  • cedri
  • Kiwi
  • Pears
  • eat
  • Apples
  • papaya

SEASONAL VEGETABLES IN APRIL

  • peas
  • Asparagus
  • Zucchini
  • fresh garlic
  • rocket
  • radishes
  • agretti
  • broad beans
  • beets
  • Swiss chard
  • Spinach
  • artichokes
  • radicchio
  • catalonia
  • Truffle
  • lettuce
  • onions
  • carrots

SEASONAL FISH IN APRIL

  • anchovies or anchovies
  • hake
  • sardina
  • mackerel
  • swordfish
  • Saint Peter fish
  • sole fish
  • tuna
  • Red Snapper
  • mullet
  • mullet roe
  • cuttlefish
  • squid
  • calamari
  • SCAMPI
  • Octopus
  • moscardini
  • Saint Peter fish

(sources: Federcoopesca, Adoc)

Some recipes to try with seasonal vegetable fruits and fish in April:

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