I tell you with much honesty: This year I had decided not to do an article with tips for the Easter menu, because there are so many dishes through Italy and many are tastes that I didn't really want to make a summary. But in many you asked me some ideas, any suggestions, and so I tried to win the innate laziness that catches me in the spring and I drew up three small menu. One meat, for those who want the Lamb, One vegetarian, fresh and spring, and one for those on Easter and Easter Monday points to traditional picnic. Notwithstanding that the Paschal lamb meat the protagonist's Italian tradition, I tried to include some’ of items that can not miss on the table like lasagna, in a vegetarian version, fresh pasta (with the Lamb ragu), the pies (with artichokes, Asparagus), the gateau di patate, but also some typical dishes of my Sicily, from frittedda to arancini. Among the desserts, the inevitable chocolate salami, But even Berry tarts, the traditional baked cassata siciliana and cookies, perfect for a trip out of town. In addition to recipes with photos, found in boldface some further alternatives that may be of help. In short, I hope each of you finds a possible inspiration… Happy Easter!
THE MEAT MENU, for those who want the Lamb
Fried asparagus with mint and yogurt sauce, Spring Starter, fresh and fun to eat together.
Pappardelle with lamb ragu, Artichoke and smoked ricotta, one of the first dishes I most loved this year: the success is guaranteed, even if you decide to use an egg pasta ready.
Chocolate salami and dried fruit, without eggs, a traditional Easter cake, enriched with lots of dried fruit and citrus zest.
The VEGETARIAN MENU, Spring and all green
Sicilian Fava bean Frittedda, peas and artichokes, a Sicilian classic to celebrate spring, inevitable Easter tables.
Spring lasagna with peas, broad beans and asparagus or, If you are not too many of them and you have the opportunity to prepare a dish at the last minute, a risotto with fresh broad beans, pecorino and Mint
Poached egg and asparagus on potato rosti: You can prepare everything in advance except eggs, but get ready really in 2 minutes. Alternatively, You can prepare a rustic pie with artichokes and ricotta, preparing in advance and can be enjoyed either hot or cold or warm.
Baked custard tart with berries: prepare in advance, is incredibly, cheerful and colorful. Alternatively a traditional Sicilian cake: the baked cassata with cottage cheese, candied orange and chocolate drops.
Chocolate salami and dried fruit, without eggs, a classic.
PICNIC MENU, Sicilian style
The Sicilian arancini, with butter or meat sauce: in Sicily there is no picnic without Sicilian street food par excellence. You can prepare it one day in advance, fry them before we left and keep hot. But they are also excellent cold.
Gateau di patate alla siciliana: Here too, a traditional picnic food, great cold. Not crumbles, You can already cut and slices and is yummy.
Artichoke quiche, with Fontal and Trentingrana: in picnic quiches are inevitable. We propose two, all with seasonal ingredients.
Asparagus tart and saffron: the second proposal for a rustic pie. You can also use the asparagus.
Pistachio and white chocolate cookies: munch on biscuits is always fun, especially running through fields and Woods.
Baked ricotta and chocolate Cassatedde: in a Sicilian picnic menu can not miss a dessert with ricotta, and these baked ravioli can be prepared the day before and are transported without any problem. Alternatively the traditional baked cassata, with cottage cheese, candied orange and chocolate drops: a delight.
Chocolate salami and dried fruit, without eggs: for those who do not resist chocolate even during a trip.