A Manhattan miracle: My household scored the prime parking spot down the road from Bubby’s in TriBeCa, hit the spot 5 minutes after it opened, ordered eggs and bacon, sourdough bread and grits, and have been consuming not 20 minutes later — a Sunday breakfast prematurely of sending one of many kids again to varsity after spring break.
A solo diner sat down beside us and ordered quickly after we arrived. The waiter returned along with his meal: fried hen and pancakes, every little thing excellent, burnished gold and delightful beneath a thread of rosemary, subsequent to a small carafe of maple syrup. This platter was spectacular not simply to the man who ordered it however to all these surrounding him. Somebody requested to take an image of the dish. He took just a few images himself. (So have others.) Then he tucked into the breakfast with relish and abandon. Like a hero, I assumed.
I additionally thought: Possibly it’s time for an Easter changeup? Fried hen and pancakes for midday on Sunday! Wouldn’t that be a venture well worth the effort and time? I perceive if it’s not a place you’ll be able to take this weekend. For a lot of it’s Passover or Ramadan. And a few households have longstanding Easter traditions. Talking personally, I feel my mom may roll her eyes from the good past.
So listed below are an excellent vacation honey ham (above), a killer roast leg of lamb and a advantageous Moroccan shakshuka on your consideration. (For those who’re nonetheless in want, now we have a bajillion different recipes for Easter, Passover and Ramadan.) However do take into consideration the hen and pancakes route, too, if solely in passing? Mission cooking like that may make a weekend nice enjoyable.
Different issues to cook dinner this weekend embody caramelized lemon hen, made with store-bought lemon curd that you just smear underneath the pores and skin of a spatchcocked hen. It helps brown the pores and skin, hold the meat juicy and makes the entire dish lip-stickingly candy and citrusy. Additionally, tea eggs for snacks. And a citrus-sauced roast salmon with potatoes that’s quick sufficient for on a regular basis use — however fancy sufficient to serve to firm, too.
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Lastly, right here’s a deep lower: ok.d. lang’s “Flip Me Spherical,” from 1987’s “Angel With a Lariat.” Play that good and loud, and I’ll see you on Sunday.