Red Wine London Broil Salad makes an elegant appetizer, a delightful side, or a lighter main – making it perfect for Passover or year-round. Adapted from the hottest new cookbook, A Taste of Pesach.
The hottest new Passover cookbook is the newly released A Taste of Pesach, and I’m super excited to review it today. Plus, I’m sharing an awesome steak salad from the book, and one lucky person will win a copy!
A Taste of Pesach started as a fundraising campaign for a local Yeshivah. A bunch of women gathered their favorite Passover recipes together and mailed them out in the form of a pamphlet. Six years and tens of thousands of fans later, they’ve compiled the best of their yearly recipe series into a beautiful book.
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At a first glance:
Wow. The cover is dramatic. The book is big, colorful and dramatic. This would be a perfect gift! The recipes look exciting and I totally want to make most of them.
Some Features I liked:
Every recipe in this cookbook comes along with a full color picture – which is pretty much a “must” in my book.
The book was compiled based on years of recipe pamphlets that had been mailed out (plus a bunch of new recipes), so the authors got feedback over the years. They incorporated this into the book by putting handwritten notes about the recipes onto the corresponding page. It makes the book feel very real – and the recipes feel very doable.
Another thing that’s great about this book is that aside from one small section of gebrokts recipes, these are recipes that are non-gebrokts, and gluten-free.
This book is full of traditional favorites. It uses ingredients you know and recognize, flavors you enjoy. It isn’t full of weird ingredients you don’t know, but reliable favorites.
I think my favorite thing about this book is that the recipes aren’t specifically “pesach recipes.” Rather, they’re good recipes that you might want to make all year round, and they happen to work for Passover too. If you’re sick of stereotypically pesachdik foods, you’re going to love this book!
Some Recipe I Can’t Wait to Try:
Potato Kugel Crusted Schnitzel – sounds a lot better than the typical potato starch breading!
Cabbage and Beef Soup - who can resist this classic? Perfect for a comforting dinner.
Onion Topped French Roast – Nice and simple is the best way to cook meat! This looks right up my alley!
Cabbage Kugel – nice change from the usual potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes sides!
Caramel Cake – I’m not into Passover desserts, but this one looks divine!
Who This Cookbook is For:
If you’re cooking for Passover, you’re gonna want this book!
The recipes in the book are quite varied, making it a great choice for people who are cooking for kids, adults, fancy meals, simple meals, etc.
The vast majority of the recipes in the book are gluten-free, making this an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t eat gluten.
Who This Cookbook Isn’t For:
Firstly, obviously, it’s a Pesach cookbook, so if you aren’t cooking for Pesach, you won’t find it quite as exciting. I will mention that a lot of the recipes look like ones I would try for year round use, so you might still want to consider it!
Many of the recipes in this book rely on processed ingredients, which means that people with stricter restrictions on what they eat on Passover will find that they can’t use many of these recipes.
What I Didn’t Like About This Cookbook:
As I mentioned above, this book uses a lot of processed ingredients – ones that my family doesn’t use on Pesach, which means I can’t make quite a few of the recipes.
The book contains a lot of familiar recipes and ingredients. I mentioned this as something I liked, but it’s also something I don’t like. Basically, it’s not full of culinary innovations, rather, tried and true favorites. I guess that’s good and bad!
While lots of the pictures are beautiful and well styled, some of them aren’t quite up to my standards – this is probably just me though – I’m pretty picky!
This is a great all-around Passover cookbook. The recipes are approachable and doable, and don’t seem to hard. With loads of non-gebrokts and gluten-free recipes, this is a great buy for yourself – or as a gift!
Here’s a beautiful and delicious salad from A Taste of Pesach that works as either an appetizer, a salad, or even a light main!
- 2 lb London Broil
- for the marinade:
- ½ cup dry red wine
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- pinch pepper
- for the salad:
- 8-12 oz romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
- ½ pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- ½ cup toasted slivered almonds
- for the dressing:
- ⅓ cup vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
- ½ cup sugar or sugar sub
- ¾ cup oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Combine all marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag. Add london broil. Place in fridge and let it marinate for 3 hours up to overnight.
- Turn on oven to high broil.
- Discard marinade and place steak in a large pan. Broil for 8-12 minutes per side, then set aside to cool.
- Slice the steak thinly against the grain. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
- Prepare the dressing: combine all ingredients in a small container and shake thoroughly until combined.
- Assemble salad:
- Toss all ingredients except for steak in a large bowl. Portion out the salad and arrange the steak on top of it. (You can also toss the steak with the salad for a simpler presentation.)
- Serve immediately.
Recipe notes: The original recipe calls for another 1/4 cup of sugar plus a teaspoon of imitation mustard in the dressing. I felt it was fine without them. If you don’t use garlic on pesach, just skip it in the marinade.
Click here for 4 more sample recipes, courtesy of the publisher, ArtScroll.
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Thanks for stopping by friends! Hope you all had a great weekend! Good luck with the giveaway – and make sure to come back soon! I’ve got more passover recipes plus an announcement coming up soon!