Spring Clean Your Supper

by in Community, In Season, April 18th, 2012

spring peas with dates and walnuts
Let’s face it, spring cleaning isn’t the most exciting chore of the season, but it’s so gratifying after it’s all done. The same notion also applies to making over meals, especially when the produce starts to become so abundant. Our friends over at Yahoo! Shine have invited FN Dish readers to join their Supper Club. This month, they’re challenging readers to make weeknight dinners that are as fresh and bright as the season.

Don’t know where to begin? Food Network’s Spring Produce Guide is a good place to start. From asparagus to rhubarb, you can find tips and recipes for cooking up spring produce at its peak.

Spring Peas With Dates and Walnuts from Food Network Magazine (pictured above) is a market-fresh salad that calls for not one but three kinds of spring peas: English, sugar snap and snow peas.

lamb ragu with mintIf you’re looking for something heartier that will be the star of your dinner table, try Giada’s Lamb Ragu With Mint.

Finish off your meal with a tart dessert like Lemon Bars, the quintessential Strawberry Shortcake or the irresistible Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

Now you’re armed with the perfect spring menu. So clean out the pantry, head to your local farmers’ market or supermarket and start making over your meals.

Join in: Tell us how you’ll make over your weeknight dinners by leaving a comment below or join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #shinesupperclub.

Don’t know what to look for at the market? Watch the video below as Alex Guarnaschelli walks you through buying and using the best produce this season.

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