For me Easter means church services, family gatherings and special food. This year, my husband Eddie and I will be heading to one of my daughter’s homes for a large family meal that will include a lot of the recipes you can find on this site.
Now that my kids are grown and have families of their own, everyone is expected to bring a dish or two to the potluck meal. However, my cooking starts well before Easter Sunday. That’s because I’ll be expecting family and friends to casually drop by on Good Friday to have the usual… fried escovitched fish, and Easter bun.
I never cook on that day, which in our family is a day of rest… better described as Lazy Day. So I always make the fish and bun a day ahead. The fish is especially good a day or two after it’s made because the tangy, spicy dressing has time to soak into the flesh. Every bite is soooo tasty and full of flavor!
And, you should know, though the best way to describe it is Spice Bun (because that’s what it is) we Jamaicans just call it Bun and we love to eat it was cheese! If you’ve never tried it before you have to. The mix of savory and sweet is a great taste and you’ll love it!
So if you’ve never made Easter Spice Bun or Escovitch Fish recipe before, try these recipes over (or before) the long weekend and I guarantee you’ll love them.