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The New Passover Menu

The New Passover Menu

by Paula Shoyer
The New Passover Menu

The New Passover Menu

by Paula Shoyer


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Passover is a celebration of freedom—and Paula Shoyer's innovative Passover collection celebrates culinary freedom, while still honoring the holiday's dietary rules. Her dishes will set you free, combining all the nostalgic pleasure of family favorites with 65 contemporary creations sure to please a new generation of creative cooks. Covering both seder nights and all eight days of the holiday, Shoyer redefines Passover dining with an updated and global menu that includes Banana Charoset, Peruvian Roast Chicken with Salsa Verde, Moroccan Spiced Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Tzimmis, Eggplant Parmesan, and Frittata with Broccoli and Leeks. And don't forget the desserts (many gluten-free) that are Shoyer's speciality, including Triple Chocolate Biscotti, Opera Cake, and Pear Frangipane Tarts. To streamline your planning, there are eight full menus to use as is or to mix and match, along with suggestions for other meals. Passover has never been so easy or delicious!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454914402
Publisher: Union Square & Co.
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 646,581
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paula Shoyer is the author of The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-Free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy (Brandeis) and The Holiday Kosher Baker: Traditional & Contemporary Holiday Desserts (Sterling). A former practicing attorney, Paula graduated from the Ritz Escoffier pastry program in Paris in 1996 and teaches cooking and baking classes in French pastry and Jewish cooking in the Washington, DC area and does demonstrations all around the world. She serves as a consultant to several kosher bakeries. Paula has appeared on Food Network’s Sweet Genius and Martha Stewart Living Radio, and is a frequent TV news guest. She writes for the Washington Post and several websites, including, as well as magazines such as Whisk, Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller, and Hadassah Magazine. Paula develops dessert recipes that are dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan. She lives in Chevy Chase, MD, with her husband and four children. You can find Paula at

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Updated Ashkenazic Seder Menu 1

Banana Charoset 2

Fresh Salmon Gefilte Fish Loaf with Arugula, Avocado, and Mango Slaw 3

Chicken Soup with Chicken Meatballs and Zucchini Spaghetti 6

Matzoh Ball Variations 7

Peruvian Roasted Chicken with Salsa Verde 8

Brisket Osso Buco 10

Broccoli with Garlic 11

Sweet Potato Tzimmes 12

Asparagus, Zucchini, and Leek Kugel 13

International Seder Menu 15

Middle Eastern Charoset 16

Gingered Red Pepper and Tomato Soup 17

Sephardic Poached Fish in Pepper Sauce 18

Whole Chicken with Dried Fruit Stuffing 21

Moroccan Spiced Short Ribs 22

Roasted Vegetables with Tarragon 24

Brussels Sprouts and Shallots 24

Parsnip and Apple Puree 25

Shabbat Menu 27

Caramelized Onion and Sweet Potato Soup 28

Smothered Chicken with Wine and Herbs 30

Seder Plate Salad 32

Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes 33

Roasted Asparagus with Toasted Almond and Orange Gremolata 34

Yom Tov Menu 37

Zucchini Basil Soup 38

Beet and Butternut Squash Salad 41

Lamb Stew with Apricots, Pear, and Mint 42

Coconut Schnitzel with Almond Butter Sauce 44

Cauliflower Slabs with Basil Pesto 46

Spinach with Apples and Raisins 47

Spaghetti Squash Fritters 48

French Dairy Menu 51

Kale Caesar Salad 52

Gratin Dauphinois 53

Seared Tuna with Olives and Capers 55

Ratatouille 56

Italian Vegetarian Menu 59

Mixed Vegetable Antipasti 60

Pan-Seared Zucchini with Garlic 61

Eggplant Parmesan 63

Potato Gnocchi with Pink Sauce 64

BBQ Dinner Menu 67

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad 68

Smashed Potatoes 69

Garlic-Marinated Steak with Onion Jam 71

Roasted Eggplant with Bell Pepper Vinaigrette 72

Easy Chicken Menu 75

Greek Salad 77

Roasted Peppered Carrots 77

Crunchy Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries 78

Chicken Scaloppini with Mushrooms 81

Breakfast 83

Frittata with Broccoli and Leeks 84

Gluten-Free Waffles or Pancakes 85

Fruit and Nut Granola 86

Crumb Cake Muffins 88

Passover Rolls 91

Desserts 93

Triple-Chocolate Biscotti 94

Shortbread Cookies with Royal Icing 96

Fully Loaded Cookie Bars 98

Orange Tea Cake Cupcakes too Easy Fruit Cake 101

Opera Cake 103

Glazed Chocolate Fudge Sponge Cake 105

Pistachio and Strawberry Roll 107

Pear Frangipane Tart 109

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Icing 112

Meringue Fruit Tarts 114

Linzer Tart 116

Cheesecake with Roasted Cashew and Chocolate Crust 118

Date and Pistachio Roll 120

Torroné Candy 121

About the Author 123

Acknowledgment 125

Bibliography 127

Index 129

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