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From ramps to rhubarb, fresh peas to green beans, Spring has finally sprung, and with it, comes a plethora of delicious seasonal produce just waiting to be enjoyed. In celebration of the season, Joe’s Las Vegas executive chef Mark Lord, has shared a few of his favorite ingredients, as well as some tips and tricks for using them at home. Now let’s get cookin’!
Rhubarb: Rhubarb is a staple Spring ingredient. It is naturally tart, so when buying rhubarb, be sure to look for a deep red color as darker stalks tend to be sweeter than paler ones.Of course you can’t think rhubarb without thinking pie. Strawberry rhubarb pie with vanilla ice cream is a classic and delicious combination. At Joe’s, we feature Strawberry Rhubarb as our seasonal pie of the month for May.
Carrots: While carrots are available year round, there is no better time to enjoy them than Spring. I love to roast them, which brings out their natural sweetness, or use them raw, shaved thin for a salad. At Joe’s we’ve done Roasted Baby Carrots with a Carrot Top Pesto which is delicious. Look for this dish on an upcoming Spring Market Card.
Sugar Snap Peas: Given their natural sweetness, sugar snap peas are great in their most natural form — raw. If cooking, keep the preparation simple — lightly sautéed with butter and salt — in order to maintain their beautiful flavor.
Be sure to keep an eye out for other seasonal dishes and new Spring menu items coming soon!
This month at Joe’s, Pie it ForwardTM with a slice of our Strawberry Ice Cream Pie. Featuring an Oreo cooking crust, toasted graham cracker crust, filled with strawberry ice cream and topped with a chocolate ganache and finished with a drizzle of marshmallow sauce. Throughout the month of April, Joe’s will donate $1 from every slice sold to Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, helping children, youth, and their families fight Autism by providing funding, support services,vocational training, transition planning, and education…#pieitforward
Deemed the Surf-n-Turf Sipping Specialist, Wine Spectator recently sat down with Joe’s Concept Beverage Director, Kevin Bratt, for their ongoing series: Sommelier Talk. Click here to read more about his award-winning career, wine philosophies, and what initially sparked his interest in the business.