After a long winter here on the East coast, it finally feels safe to put away the soup pot and the braising pan and start eyeing the spring produce that's begun to appear at our local farmers' markets. Here are some of the recipes we'll be making to celebrate the better-late-than-never arrival of spring:
Impressive enough for a dinner party, but so easy it works as a weeknight standby, this simple scallop dish comes together in less than 20 minutes.
Ramp Pizza [Smitten Kitchen]
Deb Perelman's adaptation of Motorino's signature spring pizza is all about the starring ingredient.
These sweet, salty, crunchy pickles couldn't be easier to make. Just start them a couple of days ahead of time and serve alongside a plate of charcuterie or Korean fried chicken.
Just-barely-sweetened pine nut "granola" adds a bit of crunch to this savory and inventive appetizer.
Spring in a bowl: tender green lettuce tossed with feta, raw asparagus (we recommend shaving it), a lemon-and-herb vinaigrette, and a perfectly cooked six-minute egg.