What to buy and eat in April? Seasonal food and recipes

What should we buy in April? How to save in your shopping cart buying seasonal food?

April is coming hard, spring is here and we can start enjoying some of some almost summer fruits, such as medlars.

The vegetables Spring remain plentiful and very fresh, but take the opportunity to enjoy them to the maximum because its range is reduced as the heat arrives. And it is that with the spring in progress the kitchen becomes lighter and the garden facilitates it.

The seasonal foods are healthier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly, but … what are at all times? In Rechupete Recipes we have made this downloadable so you know at a glance what are the fruits, vegetables and fish that are in season in April.

Download the PDF, share it or print it, you can put it in your fridge, take it to the shopping cart or use it so that the children of the house learn about seasonal food.

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What are we going to find in April on the market?

With the change of month, we would like to review the seasons of the main fruits and vegetables for April. Buying in season can help us a lot to save and eat products at the time when they are richer.

The fruits and vegetables that this season brings will allow you to enjoy more health and vitality. You can still have a good orange juice , because it survives very well is the orange, with late varieties that offer very good flavor, and other citrus fruits such as grapefruit or lemon .

It is also a good time for tropical fruits acclimatized to our warmer areas. But the novelty of the season is the medlars , one of those fruits that you have to enjoy when you see it, because it stays with us for a short time.

Strawberries and strawberries are at their best, and we will dream of apricots, which depending on the weather will arrive towards the end of the month or the beginning of May.

Among the vegetables there is a little more continuity, you can still find some cabbages, chicory, spinach, chard and celery . And, if you like artichokes , take advantage because they have little time left in the optimal season.

The salads begin to appeal, I recommend preparing one of the ones we have published on the blog with ingredients from the garden such as avocado, apple, spinach, young garlic, young onions, asparagus or carrots .

In April pods are at their best, the peas , the broad beans and mangetout the now joins green beans the following, vegetables and queen of this month.

Finally, if the weather allows it, in the stir-fries you will have the opportunity to add some of the mushrooms that proliferate in spring in the forests thanks to the humidity and mild temperatures, such as senderuelas , oyster mushrooms, morels or mushrooms of Saint George .

What to buy at the fish shop in April?

This month of April is loaded with a host of seafood that reach their peak in spring to fill our recipes with flavor and nutrients.

The cod this month became fashionable. The Easter is already there and recipes with cod are the order of the day. Be sure to prepare the traditional vigil stew , it cannot be missed at any table.

When you go to buy fish you should know that the swordfish is in season, which is delicious on the grill, and also the healthy anchovies to prepare some delicious anchovies in vinegar . It is the moment for blue fish, which will still have to speak for months to come: anchovy or anchovy, mackerel or verdel, horse mackerel or mackerel, tuna …

We start with an essential in all the tables in half of Spain, the hake of the skewer , which reaches its splendor from April. Although we can find it throughout the year, it is in the spring, until well into the summer, when we take full advantage of the properties of its smooth and tasty meat.

Lovers of good food take the opportunity to taste a good monkfish in green sauce , a baked San Pedro fish, or some colorful red mullet or scorpionfish, I recommend without a doubt, the scorpionfish cake . Seasonal are bream, snapper, sea bream and grouper as well as flat fish – sole, turbot, reel or coruxo.

Fancy some seafood? I recommend the clam, cockle, razor … Cephalopods too. We recommend choco or cuttlefish, which is always a pleasure to cook. The cuttlefish we love.

Recipes with seasonal ingredients in April

Click on the ingredient that interests you to see all the recipes you can cook:

  • Fruits: Strawberries , kiwis , lemon , lime, orange , banana , passion fruit, apricots, loquat, papaya, pineapple , grapefruit, avocado , apple and persimmons.
  • Vegetables:  Peas, green beans, peas,  spinach , leeks , zucchini , broccoli, garlic, asparagus , beets, cucumbers, radishes, leeks, carrots , celery , artichokes , cabbage , lettuce , squash ,  eggplant , green beans and endives.
  • Fish:  Eels, eel, cod, sea bream, mackerel, carp, lamprey, liba, sea bass, grouper, palometa, perch, salmon, shark and trout.
  • Seafood: cockles , clams, razor clams, crawfish , shrimp , prawns , mussels , oysters, cuttlefish, cuttlefish, shrimp, octopus, barnacles and scallops .
  • Meats : Woodcock, ox, quail , maids, pheasant, chicken, liver, wild boar , hare, gizzards, cow, deer, suckling pig , rabbit , lamb , pheasant, chicken, pig , duck , turkey , partridge, chicken and veal .

In Rechupete Recipes we have made this downloadable for this month. Don’t forget to download it and share it with yours.

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