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Spanish Easter Brunch Menu

The Best of Spanish Breakfast and Lunch

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Breakfast and lunch unite to make a wonderful variety of dishes in brunch. Isn’t that why everyone enjoys it?! Our Spanish Easter Brunch menu is exactly that – a variety of the best breakfast dishes like a Spanish omelet and fresh squeezed orange juice to lunch dishes like soup, fresh seasonal vegetables, Spring lamb or rabbit with rice and green salad. Finish off your Spanish Easter meal with a tort of almond custard filling wrapped in puff pastry, along with a glass of bubbly Spanish “cava.” It's not necessary to prepare ALL of the dishes listed. We included several options for you to choose for some menu items.

Creamy Spanish Shrimp Soup Recipe - Crema de Gambas con Mejillones

Creamy Spanish Shrimp Soup - Crema de Gambas con Mejillones (c)
Lisa Sierra (c) 2009 Licensed to About.com Inc.
This is a light and creamy soup, combining both fresh shrimp and mussels with dry Spanish sherry, paprika, whole milk and cream. Prepare and serve this easy recipe in less than 30 minutes.

Spanish Mixed Green Salad Recipe - Ensalada Mixta

Spanish Mixed Green Salad - Ensalada Mixta (c)
(c) 2007 L. Sierra Licensed to About.com
In Spain, a green salad is almost always on the table at mealtime. When dining out at a restaurant or perhaps preparing a special meal at home, an ensalada mixta, a colorful, mixed green salad is served on a large platter. This salad includes a mix of ingredients that Americans may find surprising, such as olives, tuna and white asparagus, as well as tomatoes and onions.

Spanish (Potato) Omelet Recipe - Tortilla Espanola

Tortilla Espanola/Tortilla de Patata Ready to Serve (c)
Lisa Sierra (c) 2008 Licensed to About.com
Tortilla Espanola or Spanish Omelet is the most commonly served dish in Spain. It is also called Tortilla de Patata or Potato Omelet. Fried potatoes and onions are combined with beaten eggs in a frying pan. It is popular with tourists and Spaniards alike, and a perfect food for a brunch.

Scrambled Eggs with Wild Asparagus Recipe - Revuelto de Esparragos Trigueros

Revuelto de Esparragos Trigueros - Scrambled Eggs with Wild Asparagus (c)
(c) 2007 Lisa Sierra Licensed to About.com Inc.
Revueltos are scrambled eggs and you will find them listed on menus in bars and restaurants with a wide variety of ingredients mixed into the eggs. Wild asparagus or “esparragos trigueros” are found around Spain, but particularly in central and northern Spain. This is a good choice if you want to add vegetables to your eggs and don't have time to prepare the Spanish Omelet recipe above.

Asparagus with Alioli Recipe - Esparragos con Alioli

Asparagus Spears
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Asparagus is a great side dish for any Spanish menu, especially in spring when the asparagus harvest is at its peak. This asparagus with "alioli" (Spanish garlic mayonnaise) recipe uses fresh green asparagus, rather than canned and serves 4-6. If you prefer not to include mayonnaise, serve the asparagus with Spanish romesco sauce instead!

Spanish Arab-Style Lamb Recipe - Cordero Moruno

Arab-Style Lamb - Cordero Moruno (c)
Lisa Sierra (c) 2008 Licensed to About.com

Moorish recipes, like this tender lamb dish is very flavorful, with a surprising combination of ingredients - lamb, garlic, onions, almonds and raisins. Serve with white rice.

Rabbit in Salmorejo Sauce Recipe - Conejo al Salmorejo

Conejo al Salmorejo - Spanish Rabbit Salmorejo (c)
Lisa Sierra (c) 2009 Licensed to About.com
This rabbit in salmorejo sauce is a typical dish from the Canary Islands. The rabbit is first marinated in wine, vinegar, garlic and spices, then fried in olive oil. The sauce is heated and the rabbit is simmered in the sauce until tender. Serve with white rice.

Basque Cake Recipe - Pastel Vasco

Basque Cake - Pastel Vasco
Lisa Sierra (c) 2012 Licensed to About.com Inc.
The Basque Cake, pastel vasco in Spanish or gâteau basque in French is a traditional cake or pie, with a rich cookie-like crust and a rich pastry cream filling. This version the filling is flavored with rum-soaked raisins. Perfect to enjoy with a cup of hot coffee.

Spanish Almond Custard Tort Recipe - Almond-Flavored Custard & Puff Pastry Crust

Spanish Almond Custard Tort (c)
Lisa Sierra (c) 2009 Licensed to About.com Inc.
Creamy rich almond-flavored custard wrapped in flaky puff pastry crust is baked until crisp. This pastry is perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Accompany your Easter Brunch menu with fresh squeezed juice because nothing tastes better! If you can't squeeze your own, pick up a container from your local grocer

How to Make Cafe con Leche - Coffee with Milk

Espresso Maker - La Cafetera (c)
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If you'd like to prepare café con leche like a Spaniard, here are suggestions for a good cup of café.

Cava - Spanish Sparkling Wine

Spanish Cava, Segura Viudas
(c) 2007 Lisa Sierra Licensed to About.com
Spain produces many fine sparkling wines, called cava after the cellars in which the wine is produced. These wines are made in the “méthode champenoise” or “Champagne method,” which is the same method that is used to make Champagne. So, before you run out and buy wine for your meal, be sure to find out more about Spanish sparkling "cava."
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