As I was perusing Easter recipes this past week, I came across a few interesting menus on www.bonappetit.com, specifically spring salads. I really liked a few of them, like white bean and tuna with radicchio and parsley vinaigrette, and frisee and wild mushroom with poached egg, and this one: spring greens with smoked fish and herbed aioli. I thought the last one would be the perfect traditional Good Friday dinner. Plus, I've been meaning to try my hand at a homemade aioli recipe. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except I didn't have chives, and I did add a pinch of cayenne pepper, which I had seen in another aioli recipe.
|whisking eggs, water, lemon juice and olive oil in a double broiler|
|adding more olive oil...|
|...parsley and cayenne pepper, s+p to taste.|
|toss with evoo and lemon juice...|
Holy crow, was it delicious! The fish was like butter! I've been a little obsessed with green salads made with anything besides romaine lately. Also, I'm sick, sick of this cold weather. I want to go bare-legged and I want to eat salads, is that too much to ask?!
I'm still trying to nail down my portion of Sunday's menu, but I do have my heart set on lamb. I've never made it before, and it is a traditional Easter-y meat, so I really want to try. I'll probably make one of those salads, too. Oh, and some strawberry black tea from last year (man, I miss my short hair, and my Josh).
Something else exciting happened today... I BOOKED MY TRIP TO GREECE! That's right, I am taking a two week vacation this July to Northern Greece with some of my favorite people... these guys:
I haven't even met them yet, but something tells me we are going to be good friends. Needless to say, July cannot come soon enough. Oh, how am I ever going to write 11+ pages of literacy papers?!
Hope your Good Friday was as good as mine was! What are you doing for Easter? Cooking anything good? Have you ever made lamb?
"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5