Who here is ready for Passover next week? That is if you celebrate! I’m not, I haven’t even made plans with the family yet but one area that I finally have covered this year is what to make after the seders have passed.
You know what I’m talking about, you pretty much each the same thing year after year for the first two nights, enjoy some more matzo and leftovers on the third night but after that? Well it’s time to get creative when bread is out of the picture.
I’m certainly not as strict as I used to be, I confess to that but I couldn’t wait to take a look at a new cookbook called A Taste of Pesach.
This book came together all thanks to a group of women who decided to create a recipe pamphlet six years ago for a high school fundraiser. A loyal following formed due to this pamphlet and eventually new recipes were compiled and this book came to light.
The recipes you will find in this book are just what you need to keep you going throughout Passover. From soups, salads, fish, meat, sides and desserts. Each recipe is accompanied but a full color photograph, a rare treat these days in a cookbook.
While I wouldn’t say that every recipe called out to me, I certainly appreciated their use of fresh vegetables and the attempt to steer clear from the heavy potato load we tend to eat during the holiday.
Perhaps my one quirk is I noticed the use of prepared or frozen foods – it’s my personal choice not to use them and I’d just sub it out for a fresh ingredient. Of course when you take into consideration that this book is written by members of the community, they’ve done a great job.
Out of all the recipes the one that caught my eye was the pecan crusted chicken. I loved anything crusted with pecans and the chicken turned out perfectly cooked. I did feel like there was some flavor lacking, perhaps a little brown sugar to compliment the pecans but a squeeze of lemon on top did the trick. Just note that the pecans will burn quickly, keep an eye on the pan.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a review copy of A Taste of Pesach. All opinions stated are my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click the link and purchase something a small amount comes back to me to help pay for this blog.