Recipes for Passover 2021

Passover is sneaking up on us this year, and what’s even more startling is that this is our second Pandemic Passover – it’s mind churning to enter year two of anything right now, after a year that for me went by more simultaneously quickly and slowly than any year in my lifetime.

Jewish Brisket for the Holidays

Perhaps this year you are able to gather in a safe small group, whereas last year the world was feeling just haywire.  Perhaps you are still hunkering down with your immediate family, and making the most of an important day in the Jewish calendar.  Either way, there’s dinner to plan and prepare, and I’ve drunk the Kool-Aid in terms of wanting to make everything holiday feel special, no matter how small the group, pandemic be damned.

17 Passover Recipes: However you are celebrating this year, here are lots of holiday-perfect recipes, from brisket to charoset to chocolate covered matzoh.

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Charoset

If you are a Kosher household, or keeping Kosher for the holidays than you should be sure to check your menu as you pull it together to make sure it follow the laws of Kashrut (no mixing of meat and dairy, no leavened bread or fermented grain products {chametz}). 

If you are just looking to create a menu that feels festive and Passover-ish in nature, then perhaps your menu won’t be strictly Kosher, but it will feel like the holidays nonetheless.


17 Recipes for Passover

Chocolate Covered Caramel Matzoh

This matzoh covered in a toffee-like layer, then draped in melted chocolate and finished with a sprinkle of plain flaky salt, or chopped nuts is the best end to Passover dinner imaginable.

Charoset

Charoset is one of the 6 symbolic foods on the seder plate during Passover, but beyond being symbolic it’s actually pretty delicious, too.

Matzoh Brei

Matzoh brei is not much more than scrambled eggs with broken up pieces of matzoh, and it’s one the simplest and most delicious ways to use up leftover matzoh ever.

Silver Palate Chicken Marbella

The timeless recipe for one of the best chicken dishes ever from The Silver Palate Cookbook. Perfect for Easter & Passover.

Jewish Brisket for the Holidays

Total Jewish comfort food (but don’t feel like you have to be Jewish to make this).

Beef Brisket with Wild Mushrooms

Just when you thought brisket couldn’t get more depth of flavor, along comes a slew of mushrooms.

Chocolate Covered Caramelized Matzoh S’Mores

Marshmallows get squished between two layers of toffee chocolate matzoh in one of the greatest things to happen to a piece of matzoh. Ever.

Chicken Thighs with Onions and Green Olives

Tender and definitely hitting all those high notes of Mediterranean deliciousness.

How to Roast Carrots

Roasted Carrots are beautiful, sweet, ridiculously easy to make, and add great color to any meal.

Spinach Salad with Roasted Fennel

This fall-winter salad includes roasted fennel, cooked with a dusting of Parmesan, plus spinach, arugula and red onion in a lemony vinaigrette.

How to Make a Perfect Roast Chicken

Roasted chicken is the poster child for the best kind of straightforward comfort food.  

How to Roast Asparagus

Roasting asparagus is probably my favorite ways to cook asparagus.  The natural sugars in the vegetables are concentrated by the high heat and you get a lovely golden exterior.

Braised Cipollini Onions with Dried Cherries

Cipollini in Agrodolce, a wonderful sweet and sour preparation for these charming little onions.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

This salad will make you feel happy making it, happy serving it, and even happier eating it.

Killer Roasted Marinated Chicken and Potatoes

This chicken gets super tender and amazingly flavorful with a marinade made from ingredients you may well have in the house.

Green Beans with Tarragon Vinaigrette

The dressing is bright and bracing and adds an extra layer of flavor to this simple green bean side dish.

Braised Chicken, Mushrooms and Baby Artichokes

A quick stovetop braise to beat the chilly weather.

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