Spring is the culmination of multiple wonderful things: longer days, increasing sunshine, warmer temperatures, blossoming flowers and trees, and new seasonal produce. After the hearty flavors of winter, the emergence of ingredients like peas, asparagus, radishes, and rhubarb bring a welcome brightness to our plates.
In early May, while most Washingtonians may not see more sunshine, we are at least fortunate enough to begin to see the subtle influx of delicious produce at our fingertips. During spring, we see the selection at the farmers markets grow in variety and colors once again.
As we move away from the bundled, slow-cooked, and the often times heavy meals of the cold months, springtime is the transition time before true summer emerges; when the focus is on light, fresh dishes that can soon be shared with friends outdoors. Spring is the start of grilling and the finale of roasting; it’s the perfect Goldilocks season: it’s when we appreciate the melting of winter while excitedly anticipate the blossoming of summer. It’s the time of year when the world reawakens, and so do our tastebuds. It’s delicious and in such a differently satisfying way.
1. Spring Salad with Asparagus, Radishes, and Lemon-Parsley Dressing
2. Halibut Tacos with Cilantro-Parsley Pesto
3. Spring Vegetable Potstickers with Sweet Chili Soy Dip
4. Clam Linguini
5. Beet & Ricotta Flatbread
6. Spicy Halibut Burgers with Coriander Mayo
7. Spring Pea Pesto
8. Roasted Spring Vegetables
9. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
10. Potato Salad with Dill & Horseradish Aioli
11. For Brunch: Spring Frittata with Asparagus & Radishes
12. For Dessert: Deep Dish Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
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And as always, happy eating.
And Happy Spring 🙂