The days of heavy winter layers are over- spring is officially here! While we enjoyed the long and cold season full of hearty beef stews, pot roasts, and potato soups, we are definitely ready to enjoy the fresh and bright flavors that a new season brings. Enjoy creating some of these recipes while the days continue to get longer and the sun shines a little brighter.
1. Roast Chicken Thighs with Peas & Mint
The combination of flavors are bright and fresh, perfect for a warm spring night. Pro tip: save the leftover sauce to top your favorite starch- we love it on top of Isreali couscous to balance out the meal!
2. Spring Asparagus Salad This salad hits all the right spots- tangy, sweet, creamy with a delicious freshness from the herbs. The beautiful part? It can be served warm as a side dish to accompany any Five Star Home Food fish, poultry, or beef, or served chilled as a hearty and bright spring salad.
3. Salmon with Miso, Sesame, Ginger and Spring Peas (feasting at home)
This recipe is fast and easy, making it the perfect midweek meal! The ingredients are simple but pack a huge flavor and it’s easily adaptable to use up any vegetables you’d like. What a win!
4. Spring Panzanella
This classic tuscan chopped salad gets a spring twist with a meyer lemon vinaigrette and your favorite vegetables like leeks and asparagus. The white beans add a heartier texture to ensure a filling meal. This dish is so perfect for a warmer, sun filled day. Make sure to pair with your favorite Five Star Foods fish- the cod is our fave for this recipe!
5. Garlic Rubbed Pork Shoulder with Spring Vegetables
Though this recipe calls for pork shoulder, our pork gets the special spring treatment by being dry rubbed with garlic and herbs, creating a perfectly crispy yet juicy result. Serve with red bliss smashed potatoes for a real treat!
6. Honey Dijon Pork Chops with Tangy Potato Salad
Nothing beats a classic! The honey dijon works perfectly with the tanginess of the potato salad, creating an instant fan favorite. Add a side of roasted asparagus and fennel to really bring forth the spring flavors.
7. Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken
Perfect for busy nights, this dish is easy to throw together to become a family fave in no time. Serve with roasted potatoes or rice, just make sure to spoon some of that delectable zesty and garlicky sauce on top for an extra indulgence.
8. Citrus and Chili Braised Short Ribs
Oh so tender and packed full of flavor, these ribs do not disappoint! Add an extra squeeze of an orange before serving for a nice citrus balance. We recommend serving with snap peas and grits for a heartier meal!
9. Roasted Salmon with Creme Fraiche and Vegetables
Busy night? Try this one tray salmon dish! Even though this meal can be thrown together in less than 35 minutes, the end result is nothing short of amazing. The brightness of the creme fraiche melts into the salmon, creating a flakey and restaurant worthy meal.
10. Spring Minestrone Soup
Perfect for a chillier night, this soup puts a fun spin on a classic. We like to make a big pot of it on the weekends to have as leftover lunches throughout the week. Meat lovers should definitely add our pork sausage to the soup- you won’t be disappointed!