Season 1, Episode 2

Celebrate Spring!

Celebrate all the flavors of spring with a meal set right in the garden! It's too easy with luscious spring pea soup, spiced honey ham, asparagus bundles wrapped in salty prosciutto and a creamy lemon curd with berries to finish. Bella primavera!

Day Before Brunch:

  • Prepare Spring Pea Soup

  • Prepare Toasted Spice Rub mixture for Ham

  • Prepare Lemon curd for dessert

  • Prepare seasoned bread crumbs for asparagus bundles

Morning of Brunch:

  • Poach asparagus

  • Wrap asparagus with prosciutto and season with bread crumbs

Hour Before Dinner:

  • Speed Scratch Ham with Toasted Spice Rub and cook

  • Finish Lemon Curd desserts: put biscotti, lemon curd & berries in bowls on a tray in the fridge ready for dessert

  • baste ham after 30 minutes with honey

Brunch Party:

  • Warm soup bowls in oven for a few seconds

  • Reheat spring pea soup slowly – do not boil – and garnish

  • Asparagus in the oven with ham while soup is being served

  • Serve ham and asparagus on platter after spring pea soup

  • Grab dessert tray from refrigerator when its time for dessert

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Recipes From This Episode

Spring Pea Soup

Lemon Curd over Biscotti Crumbs with Fresh Berries

Toasted Spiced Ham Drizzled in Honey

Roasted Asparagus Bundles wrapped in Prosciutto with Seasoned Bread Crumbs

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