After a modest meatless Good Friday meal, Easter is a celebratory occasion and this meal reflects that.
Soup was re-purposed from the salted cod, cannellini bean dip with the addition of egg noodles and ham broth.
Ham glazed with a plum balsamic reduction, mashed potatoes and peas with cherries jubilee
Washed down with strawberry lemonade.
I made a batch of crepes and paired them with the cherries jubilee sauce.
And drunken strawberries (strawberries macerated in sugar and Cointreau) over crepes with French vanilla ice cream.
And then, cause I had some cream puffs in the freezer and fresh strawberries, I sliced half open and filled them with sliced strawberries and sweetened whipped cream. I made a chocolate glaze to finish the presentation. Pretty but a bit messy to eat.
So, I piped the whipped cream into the rest of the cream puffs and served them with chocolate dipped strawberries.
Pick the one you want or eat one … or 2 of each.
Good Friday Meal – Pan fried Panko breaded sole fillets, sauteed kale and a re-purposed white cannellini bean dip over dried salted cod. (No recipe cause I’m still working on getting it as good as my dad’s. After last year’s under-seasoned dish, this year, I didn’t soak the cod long enough and the dip needed to be baked longer as it was a bit too watery from the moisture in the cod. Eaten with the semolina sourdough bread, however, the saltiness was reduced somewhat. I started the meal with clam chowder.