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A Menu For Early Spring: Goat Cheese Crostini, Grilled Sea Bass and Fruit Pavlovas

by Gourmet Food World
A Menu For Early Spring

After the grey skies, freezing temperatures and incessant snow of the winter, we’ve finally turned the calendars onto March, and with it the promise of warm(er), sunny days. Much like we turn into our closets to review our wardrobe options, we should also inspect our pantry and our refrigerator for lighter, fresher fare. But like everybody knows, spring is inconsistent, and showers can turn to flurries, which can turn to beautiful sunny days. The trick for seasonal eating is to create menus that combine light with hearty, so you start lightening up but still have food that sticks to your bones during the last cold spells.

Inspired by the change in the season, we’ve created a fabulous, easy and delicious menu that you can use for your March dinner parties, no matter what the thermometer reads. We start with dense and creamy goat cheese, nestled atop rustic bread, paired with a light salad with fresh citrus fruit; we follow with a thick Sea Bass fillet is light enough not to weight us down, but paired with creamy polenta which provides that comfort food feeling we’re still not ready to let go off; and we finish with a bright and sunny Passion Fruit Pavlova dessert - airy, sweet and light, but creamy enough to satisfy our need for something luscious – and in single-serve portions so that we’re not tempted to load up.


March Menu


Appetizer: Warm Goat Cheese Crostini Salad

Entree: Sea Bass Over Creamy Polenta

Dessert: Passion Fruit Pavlovas


Warm Goat Cheese Crostini Salad Appetizer


Warm Goat Cheese Crostini Salad Appetizer

Certain foods are always staples, not matter what the season. Creamy chevres are always a welcome addition; just combine them with lighter ingredients to offset that gorgeously dense mouth feel. Add toasted bread and a light baby green salad with colorful wedges of mandarin oranges, and you have a delicious starter.

Go To Warm Goat Cheese Crostini Salad Recipe


Sea Bass Over Creamy Polenta


Sea Bass Over Creamy Polenta

It’s not warm enough to go outside and grill your fresh catch, but that’s no reason that you can’t enjoy a great fresh fish dinner. Just pair this flaky sea bass fillet with a cream-cheese filled polenta for the perfect combination of light and hearty.

Go To Sea Bass Over Creamy Polenta Recipe


Passion Fruit Pavlovas


Passion Fruit Pavlova

Let the sun shine with these cheerful, sweet and delicious meringue pavlovas filled with sunny Passion Fruit puree - or any of your favorite flavors of fruit purees. It’s the perfect finish for a meal and a great sampling of the sunny days to come!

Go To Passion Fruit Pavlova Recipe




Passion Fruit Pavlova Recipe

Passion Fruit Pavlova Recipe

Pavlovas are a classic European dessert of light and crusty meringue. The stiff meringue “pillows” hold up beautifully and provide the perfect centerpiece for the lush passion fruit cream, with a soft center that melts in your mouth at the fir
Sea Bass Over Creamy Polenta Recipe

Sea Bass Over Creamy Polenta Recipe

Succulent and thick sea bass filets are simply marinated and sauteed with olive oil, then paired with a hearty and comforting polenta recipe that's made extra-creamy with cream cheese. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal that is both healthy and satisfying
Warm Goat Cheese Crostini Salad Recipe

Warm Goat Cheese Crostini Salad Recipe

Need a tasty appetizer in a pinch? With just a few slices of bread, a bit of goat cheese, some sweet caramelized walnuts and an easy vinaigrette, you can make sure the first course is also the most impressive. Serve warm to bring out the flavor of the chevre!
This entry was posted in Appetizers, Cooking and Recipes, Desserts, Baking and Sweets, Entrees, Gourmet Blog, Seafood, Spring and Summer and View All Posts on March 10, 2015 by Gourmet Food WorldRate This Post

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