Friday, April 15, 2011
Passover begins at sunset on Monday, April 18th. This historic holiday commemorates the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Led by Moses, the Israelites were able to escape Pharaoh's rule after the Ten Plagues were inflicted on the Egyptians. Because the Israelites had to flee in such a hurry, their bread for the journey did not have time to rise and they were left with matzo.
To celebrate Passover, Seders are held the first two nights of the holiday and people give up bread for matzo. At the Seders, certain foods have become traditional, including Matzo Ball Soup, Gefilte Fish and Beef Brisket. While many of the recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, a new breed of chefs have helped to elevate the classics. Here, we present some of the classic Passover dishes alongside modern versions with some creative flourishes. Try out some of the recipes today, you'll be glad you did!
To help you assemble the best traditional and modern Passover recipes, we fired up the FoodPair search engine and found a handful of delicious dishes from across the Web.
Cheese-Matzoh Blintzes with Asparagus & Dill
Blintzes can be customized with your favorite fillings for any meal.
Ingredients: egg, scallion, asparagus, butter, dill, salt, black pepper, vegetable oil, milk, cottage cheese, matzo meal
Classic Matzo Ball Soup
This soup features fluffy matzo balls in a savory broth.
Ingredients: chicken, egg, carrot, parsley, celery, salt, chicken stock, white pepper, club soda, chicken fat, matzo meal
Celery & Parsnip Soup with Green Onion-Dill Matzo Balls
This is a great new twist on the classic matzo ball soup.
Ingredients: garlic, scallion, ginger, celery, chicken stock, parsnips, margarine, matzo balls
Sweet & Sour Brisket with Shallots and New Potatoes
This brisket recipe is packed with complementary flavors.
Ingredients: garlic, olive oil, shallot, onion, date, canned tomato, chicken broth, brisket, orange juice, ground clove, new potatoes
Roasted Brisket with Parsley, Mint and Thyme
This brisket is enhanced by the flavors of Spring.
Ingredients: garlic, mint, parsley, thyme, red wine vinegar, salt, black pepper, chicken broth, brisket, red pepper flakes, yellow onion
Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote with Matzo-Streusel Topping
This fresh fruit compote is the perfect ending to your meal.
Ingredients: lemon juice, strawberry, sugar, rhubarb, brown sugar, lemon zest, salt, cinnamon powder, margarine, matzo meal, potato starch
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Posted by FoodPair at 9:59 AM