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Perhaps thinking of spring is a little overly-optimistic given the recent weather conditions, but before you know it, the weather will be warming and a sense of hope and optimism will be in the air. This is a particularly exciting development in the kitchen, as you move from the comfort foods that saw you through the worst of winter and into an embrace of lighter, more intricate dishes that suit the warming climate.
For many of us, the change in season means that we’ll soon be returning to recipes that we abandoned in the fall, waiting for warmer times to resume before we could cook them again. While it’s always pleasant to be able to return to an old favorite, there’s no harming in adding a few more strings to your bow to embrace the shift into spring. Below are three recipes that are so good, everyone should try them at least once!
This recipe is fairly basic on some levels. Nothing says spring like lamb, and most accomplished chefs will be able to manage to cook a rack of lamb to melt-in-your-mouth perfection.
However, the true promise of this recipe is in that sauce. Mint sauce is the standard for lamb, but strawberry mint sauce? That’s something else altogether– but it’s something you’re going to want to try. The sweetness of the strawberry helps to bring out the flavor of the lamb, while the mint aspect of the sauce provides the tang we all want with a lamb dish. It’s perfection, and definitely one you’re going to want to give a try!
Risotto is always a welcome dish; it’s relatively simple, can be customized to your tastes, and doesn’t take too long. One way to help speed up risotto is to switch to induction heating methods, which provide a more stable heat than conventional cookers– if you do decide spring is the time to make the switch, then you’re going to want to peruse this article to ensure you have the right cookware for the change.
With your kitchen ready to go, this recipe is a delight that you’ll want to come back to again and again. As well as the usual staples of risotto itself, the addition of peas and zucchini provides a healthy extra without feeling overwhelming. The perfect, quick meal for a lazy spring day.
If you’ve never tried your hand at making your own pizza before, then this recipe is the perfect place to begin. The recipe is light enough to suit spring evenings while providing a nice twist on a meal that most of us tend to think of as inherently unhealthy.
The star of the show in this recipe is undoubtedly the arugula, which you may know by its colloquial name of “rocket”. Arugula is an incredibly nutritious vegetable, but one you may struggle to persuade your kids to eat– unless it’s topped on a pizza of course! While this recipe is relatively time-consuming, it’s definitely one that’s worth it.