Italian Easter Lunch

I had an early Italian Easter lunch with friends a few days ago. I tried to get all the ingredients from Italy, and I managed to find most of them, even though the shank of lamb I got was from New Zealand.

Starter, Bresaola with Arugula and Grana

I started with bresaola with arugula and shaved Grana Parmesan. Bresaola is an air-cured beef meat which is typical of northern Italy, and it is usually eaten this way as an appetizer.

First course: Mini Italian Easter Pie

The first course was the Italian Easter pie. I baked two mini pies for convenience since I did not want leftovers. As for the filling, I could not find artichokes and Swiss chard some recipes mentioned, so I used fresh spinach instead.

Second course: Lamb Stew with potatoes and Green Olives

We later had a lamb stew with potatoes and green olives. I used a whole shank of lamb which was already deboned. I removed the fat and cut it in small pieces. It was worth simmering for long time: it came out very tender and almost melt in my mouth.

Side dish: Fennel Salad

We also had a fennel salad as a side dish. The dressing was very simple: salt, pepper and olive oil. It was very crunchy and tasty!

Dessert: Sliced Colomba and Marzipan Chick

Finally, there was a dessert: sliced colomba served with a tiny marzipan chick. The colomba is a typical Easter sweet bread in Italy. You can think of it as the Easter version of panettone. This one I’ve found in one of the local stores had a zabaione filling, which is a custard made with sweet wine.

Colomba allo Zabaione

If you liked this recipe, you might also be interested in how to make mini Italian Easter pie.

Buona pasqua!


13 thoughts on “Italian Easter Lunch

    • Grazie mille! They turned pretty well! haha I was so happy for that! How was your Easter? I bet you had a wonderful time with all family and delicious food as well in Italy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Thank you!
        I really had (and have, because I’m still in Italy) a good time with my family!
        We ate Tortellini in brodo, Agnello arrosto con patate e piselli, and Colomba the traditional Easter Cake!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. ์šฐ์•„…๋ง›๋‚˜๊ฒ ๋‹ค! ๊ฐ ์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋นจ๊ฐ„๊ฝƒ์žŽ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ์ƒ๊ธด ๊ณ ๊ธฐ ์š”๋ฆฌ๋จน๊ณ ์‹ถ๋„ค์—ฌ ใ…Žใ…Ž
    ๊ทผ๋ฐ ์ค‘๊ฐ„์— ์žˆ๋Š”๊ฑด ์žฅ์กฐ๋ฆผ ๋น„์Šทํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ƒ๊ธด๊ฑฐ๊ฐ™์•„์—ฌใ…Žใ…Ž
    ์•„๋ฌด๋ฆฌ๋ด๋„ ์žฅ์กฐ๋ฆผ์ธ๋ฐ…์ฉ

    • ^^ ์Œ..๊ทธ๊ฑด ์–‘๊ณ ๊ธฐ ์š”๋ฆฌ์•ผ.. ์‚ฌ์‹ค ํ•œ๊ตญ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์€ ์–‘๊ณ ๊ธฐ๋ผ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋ฏ„ ๋ƒ„์ƒˆ๊ฐ€ ์‹ฌํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ณ ๊ธฐ์ธ ์ค„๋กœ๋งŒ ์•Œ์ง€๋งŒ, ์ž˜ ์†์งˆํ•ด์„œ ์š”๋ฆฌํ•˜๋ฉด ์•„์ฃผ ํ’๋ฏธ์ข‹์€ ์š”๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€๋˜์ง€! ๋‚ฎ์€์˜จ๋„์—์„œ ๊ฐ์ž๋ž‘ ๋ช‡๊ฐ€์ง€ ํ—ˆ๋ธŒ๋ฅผ ๋„ฃ๊ณ  ํ•œ 2์‹œ๊ฐ„์ •๋„ ๋“์—ฌ์ค€ ๋’ค, ๊ทธ๋ฆฐ ์˜ฌ๋ฆฌ๋ธŒ๊นŒ์ง€ ๋„ฃ์–ด์ฃผ๋ฉด.. ์™„์„ฑ! ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„  ํ•œ๋ฒˆ๋„ ์–‘๊ณ ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์‚ฌ ๋ณธ์ ์ด ์—†์–ด์„œ ์ž˜ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ฒ ๋‹ค. ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๊ตฌ์ž…ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š”์ง€..^^ ์ฐธ๊ณ ๋กœ, ์žฅ์กฐ๋ฆผ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๊ฐ„์žฅ์€ ์•ˆ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ”๋‹จ๋‹ค..ใ…Žใ…Žใ…Ž

  2. That looks like a divine lunch! Haha my family is also having an Italian Easter meal! The store was all sold out of the spiral ham, so we decided to have Italian Ratatouille from the latest Cooks Illustrated magazine and make paninis as well! Hope you have a great Easter!

    • Ha I just checked how your Italian Ratatouille looks like from magazine website! That looks great! I love Ratatouille indeed.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ variety vegetables.. vivid colors… love it! I hope you had a good one,too! Thank you for stopping by and the nice comment as well!

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