Top 5 Mother’s Day Meals

Are you are staying in for Mother’s Day and cooking a special meal? We think it’s a lovely way to spend time with Mom and the family. The extra effort will certainly be appreciated. And there will be no waiting in line at the brunch place, where everyone and their mother will be…

But what to cook? Her favorites?  Or something new and exciting? Here are a few recipes we like for a Mother’s Day meal.

1. Parmesan-Crusted Veal Chops with Creamy Lemon-Herb Sauceparmesan-veal-chops-milanese-recipe

Double or triple this veal recipe, depending on how many are coming to dinner.  That’s easy to do, because this simple veal dish comes together quickly. Packed with flavor, and finished with a lovely Parmesan crust, it’s sure to be a hit with the family. Fines herbes and lemon zest keep the creamy pan sauce fresh and light.

2. Dijon and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

herb-and-dijon-crusted-lamb-chops-recipeTry this rack of lamb recipe if you love that tasty, crunchy finish on your meat. We think Mom will approve. Pan sear the lamb rack, coat with Dijon mustard and then cover with the mixture of fresh herbs, salty pecorino, and crunchy panko breadcrumbs before roasting. This is a new classic – and easy to make.

3. Berkshire Pork Rib Roastslow-roasted-pork-rack-rib-roast-recipe

Cooking for a crowd on Mother’s Day?  This Berkshire pork rib roast recipe will serve 6- 10 people. Berkshire pork is so flavorful and naturally moist that it needs very little adornment. A simple rub and reverse sear ensure that the heritage breed pork is the star of this special occasion roast.

4. Duck Breasts with Blueberry Caramel

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If Mom likes duck, here’s her new favorite dish. A luxurious caramel sauce made with fresh blueberries turns simple pan-seared duck breasts into an extra-decadent meal. This recipe comes together quickly and is perfect for a special occasion meal.

5. Chinese Style Pork Roast

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This super easy recipe for Asian-style slow cooked pork shoulder yields fork-tender meat and authentic char siu flavor. It serves 6-8 people, and all the effort is done the day before. Plan this out, cook ahead of time, and spend more time with the family on Mother’s Day.

Oh, and don’t skimp on basting; it helps to create a deeply caramelized, sweet crust. Serve as a roast with steamed rice, or as a base for ssäm, steamed buns, ramen, or salads.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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