Savoring Spring: April's Best Produce to Add to Your Plate
April is a great month for food, as the weather starts to warm up and a variety of fresh produce becomes available. Here are a few ideas for incorporating different ingredients and flavors into your meals this month:
Rhubarb: This tart, colorful vegetable starts to come into season in April. Try using it in a pie or crisp, or pair it with sweeter fruits like strawberries for a delicious compote.
Fresh Peas: Fresh peas are a sweet and tender vegetable in season in April. You can make a simple pasta dish by sautéing them with garlic, lemon zest, and Parmesan cheese, or a delicious side dish by simply boiling or steaming them and serving with butter and pepper.
Spring herbs: Fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, and mint are perfect for adding bright and refreshing flavors to dishes. Try using them in a pesto sauce, a salad dressing, or a marinade for grilled meats.
Grilled seafood: As the weather gets warmer, it's the perfect time to fire up the grill and cook up some fish or shellfish. Try grilling salmon with a honey-mustard glaze, or make a shrimp skewers with a spicy marinade.
Farmer's markets: April is a great time to visit your local farmer's market, where you can find a variety of fresh, in-season produce. Take advantage of the opportunity to try new ingredients and support local farmers.
These are just a few ideas to get you started, but there are so many delicious foods to enjoy in April. Get creative with your cooking and try something new!