8 Spring Dinner Recipes to Put in Rotation All Season

A fresh herb salad that includes pea tendrils, sugar snap peas, mint leaves, perilla (shiso) leaves, and nasturtium is served over lamb shanks that have been braised throughout the culinary process.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Herb Salad

This straightforward recipe takes just 55 minutes to prepare and consists of tender carrots, oyster mushrooms, radishes, and spring onions that are simmered in a blend of chicken drippings and butter.

Quick Skillet-Roasted Chicken with Spring Vegetables

"Start the radishes, carrots, and shallots while you make the mustard glaze (less than a minute). Season the salmon, then prepare the asparagus and snap peas while it cooks "Susan Spungen cookbook.

Roasted Honey-Dijon Salmon with Spring Vegetables

Roast bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and legs over leeks and potatoes to render fat and flavor for crisper skin and tastier meat. After a brief broil, the chicken is basted with pan juices and topped with a spicy gremolata of toasted pine nuts, garlic, and parsley.

Chicken, Potatoes, and Leeks with Pine Nut Gremolata

This simple one-pan skillet entrée with delicate shrimp, fresh shelling peas, and dill in a sweet and buttery broth with cream has creamy new potatoes.

Buttery Shrimp with Peas and Potatoes

Small (not baby!) carrots cooked with cumin seeds are served in warm handmade tortillas with succulent skirt steak. For a vegetarian option, use roasted mixed mushrooms instead of beef.

Steak and Carrot Tacos

This dish by food writer Colu Henry pampers fish with delicious leeks in white wine and chicken broth and crisp snap peas.

Cod with Lemony Leeks, Snap Peas, and Herbs

A green pesto with salty ricotta salata cheese and nutty toasted sunflower seed kernels is made with fresh pea shoots, parsley, and dill. The colorful sauce clings to ruffled mafaldine pasta, but any textured pasta will work.

Mafaldine with Pea Shoot Meyer Lemon Pesto