Easy Easter Feasts
Appetizer: Brie Crostini with Mango & Jalapeño Salsa
Starting your meal off with something different will help set the tone. Sweet mango and the mild heat of jalapeños keep these crostini tropical and light.
Main Dish: Salmon Topped with Leek & Dill
Beautiful pink salmon topped with delicately flavoured leeks and dill is proof that a show-stopping main doesn’t have to be complicated.
Side Dish: Braised Fennel
With its mild licorice flavour, fennel, and pairs beautifully with fresh thyme, leeks and chicken broth. Braising produces tender, flavour-forward results.
Love your leftovers: Roughly chop leftover salmon and fennel and drizzle with Sensations by Compliments Salad Dressing for an elegant cold salad.
Appetizer: Spring Asparagus Soup
Delicate asparagus puréed with rich chicken stock makes a light and vibrant starter. Garnish with sour cream and diced bacon or ham.
Main Dish: Tangy Greek Lamb Chops
Freshly crushed mint, Sensations by Compliments Roasted Garlic Seasoning Paste, pesto and lemon juice add flavour and tenderness to seasonal lamb.
Side Dish: Stuffed Artichokes
They might look intimidating, but fresh artichokes are simple to prepare and make an impressive side dish. Try our recipe with a cheese-garlic-herb stuffing.
Dessert: Strawberry, Rhubarb & Ginger Crisp
Easy to prepare in advance, our crisp takes the classic pairing of strawberry and rhubarb to the next level with a hit of spicy ginger.
Love your leftovers: Leftover crisp heats up easily and pairs wonderfully with your choice of yogourt for an indulgent breakfast.
Appetizer: Ratatouille Tarts
This recipe is a host’s best friend. Why? The frozen tart shells and filling can both be prepared ahead of time and assembled just before your guests arrive.
If you’ve always wanted to brine a turkey, but can’t fathom submerging an entire bird, dry brining is for you. The result is exceptionally moist and flavourful meat.
Side Dish: Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper Relish
Similar in flavour to grilled asparagus, roasted asparagus only needs 10 minutes in a 350°F oven. That’s extra time for putting the finishing touches on the turkey.
Dessert: Blueberry & Almond Tart
Fresh blueberries and frozen puff pastry come together to make a dessert so simple you’ll be wondering why you don’t make it more often.
Love your leftovers: If you’re lucky enough to have any leftover turkey and asparagus, they make top-notch additions to a brunch frittata the next day.