Spring Main Dish Recipes

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Italian Recipes

Crispy Grilled Pizza Margherita

Rating: Unrated
Pizza on an outdoor grill is a great alternative to oven-cooked pizza. If you love crispy crust, this is for you. Note: cook time is relatively short, so alternative toppings like uncooked sausage or other meats may not cook fully.
Fish Recipes

Spring Pea Green Curry with Black Cod and Strawberry

Rating: Unrated
I've always loved green curries, but until a recent visit to Al's Place I'd never thought of using fresh, sweet peas as the base. It was amazing, and after only a few bites I knew I'd steal this idea and make it my own. Sorry, Al. You can use snow peas or English peas in place of sugar snap peas, if desired.
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Italian Recipes

No-Cream Pasta Primavera

Rating: Unrated
Spring veggies benefit from a quick roasting in olive oil and herbs before being tossed with penne. No cream here, just the fresh flavors of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon. A beautiful dish.
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Breakfast Eggs

Springtime Quiche

Rating: Unrated
I found this recipe at a time when too much asparagus was causing a problem. I found it to be a savior! Recipe is not exclusive to asparagus; any favorite vegetable may be used.
Vegetarian Side Dishes

Tagliatelle with Coriander Pesto

Rating: Unrated
Fresh tagliatelli, coated in a delicious and nutty homemade coriander (cilantro) pesto! Perfect and scrumptious side dish or vegetarian main dish!
Salmon Fillets

Salmon with Caramelized Leeks

Rating: Unrated
This is an adaptation from a few recipes I've enjoyed. Simple, elegant and delicious. I've served it for guests and picky teens with high praise.
Lamb Recipes

Spring Lamb Sliders

Rating: Unrated
Slow roasting a lamb shoulder is a lot less stressful than trying to achieve perfection with a leg of lamb. And, if you like shredded beef and pulled pork, you'll be down with this.
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Shrimp and Asparagus

Rating: Unrated
This recipe is a delicious option for shrimp. Shrimp sauteed with asparagus and mushrooms, tossed with egg noodles.
Corned Beef

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rating: Unrated
No more dry corned beef! Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you're guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying meal.
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Greek Recipes

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Rating: Unrated
This is an authentic, really rich pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enfolded by crispy, flaky phyllo dough.
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Breakfast Eggs

Spinach Quiche

Rating: Unrated
Let me start by saying that I devised this recipe myself, and I just sort of add 'this and that.' This recipe is VERY forgiving, so you can add or remove ingredients according to your taste!
Whole Ham

Honey Glazed Ham

Rating: Unrated
This ham tastes very much like the famous honey baked ham but costs much less, and there's no need to fight the crowds at holiday time. You can even buy the ham presliced to make it easier and more like the original. It is very good. (I do this while preparing the rest of the meal in the kitchen so that I don't forget to baste!)
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Inspiration and Ideas

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

"This is a fast, tasty pasta dish perfect for spring when you want lighter meals. I added a little lemon juice, which complemented the asparagus very well." – Debbie

Rack of Lamb with Strawberry Mint Sauce

"Turned out picture-perfect. It looked impressive and really was pretty easy to whip up." – Rob Hoffman

Chicken, Asparagus, and Mushroom Skillet

Rating: Unrated

Chicken, asparagus, and mushrooms are sauteed in a garlic and olive oil base. You can add more mushrooms if desired. Serve with rice or pasta, and a glass of white wine!!!