Last-minute Easter dinner ideas

April 6, 2012

Sourced columnist David Hagedorn developed this recipe for a bacon-wrapped herbed lamb loin. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Here are some favorites, if you’re still searching for Easter dinner ideas:

Bacon-Wrapped Herbed Loin of Lamb With Jus. Did someone say bacon?

Apricot Ancho Lamb Shanks. A smoky and untraditional take on lamb for Easter.

Baked Ham With Ginger-Mango Glaze and Roasted Sweet Potatoes. As mentioned in the headnote, “This tangy, gingery glaze is a perfect complement to the smoky ham.”


Jennifer Perillo's striking Italian Easter bread. (Jennifer Perillo/injennieskitchen.com)

Roast Leg of Lamb Studded With Sweet Garlic. Boiling takes the edge off the 12 large garlic cloves.

Stuffed Whole Red Snapper. Try a Caribbean Easter with this jerk-seasoned snapper.

Asparagus and Carrots Parmesan: A classic vegetable dish from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.

Roast Potatoes With Garlic and Sage. The new potatoes take on a golden crusty edge when roasted in olive oil.

Slow-Cooker Greens. These can be made in advance to take some of the pressure off Easter-day preparations.

Fettuccine With Artichokes, Peas and Prosciutto. Artichokes are a traditional part of the Italian Easter meal.

Italian Easter Bread. A staple of Brooklyn’s Italian pastry shops, this bread is rich, sweet and visually striking.

Koulourakia (Butter Cookie Braids). These braided, not-too-sweet cookies pair well with coffee after the meal.

Lemon Curd Tart. All you need to know: This tasty tart is simple to make.

Tim Carman serves as the full-time writer for the Post's Food section and as the $20 Diner for the Weekend section, a double duty that requires ingesting more calories than a draft horse.
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