16 Apr The Best Easter Menu
If you’re entertaining this Easter weekend and still don’t have your menu confirmed, don’t worry! We’re here with our top tips to create the perfect Easter feast!
Get started with something simple to get your guests taste buds going!
Go for a starter where you can do prep beforehand, so on the day you can give all your attention to the main course. Soup can be made the day before and heated up for the starter course and can be packed with in-season goodness.
The options for in-season veg you can use in soup at this time of year are vast. Opt to use cauliflower or celeriac as they come to the end of their season, or there’s plenty of veg coming in-season which could be great to introduce including; new potato, peas, spinach, sorrel and spring greens.
For your Easter main it has to be the traditional lamb, and you can also make things easier for yourself with this dish by doing some prep the day before.
You can prep your lamb by ‘studding it’, this involves making small holes in it with a knife and then stuffing chopped garlic and rosemary into these. This can be done the day before, make sure you then cover and refrigerate the lamb and then take it out an hour before cooking. Not only will this save you time on the day, but it will also ensure you get the best flavours as the garlic and rosemary have had time to penetrate the lamb.
Follow our simple steps for a quick and easy method of roasting your lamb.
Choose your favourite veg to accompany your lamb, add it to a roasting tray and you can also add any remaining rosemary and garlic then top off with olive oil. Season the lamb and lay it on top of the veg and pop in the oven for 45 minutes (preheated at gas mark 6). When the lamb starts to brown add 250ml of stock and 250ml of white wine then return to the oven for 30 minutes for rare, 40 minutes for medium rare or 45 minutes to cook through. Remove the lamb from the tray to rest and the veg can be returned to the oven to braise in the juices!
We all know chocolate is expected at Easter so give your guests what they want with a chocolate dessert and add an Easter twist!
Again, the dessert is something that can be made in advance to make things easier on the day, and when it comes to Easter desserts, the options are endless! We recommend going for something like brownies or a chocolate tart and adding your favourite chocolate Easter treats to garnish these. You could even make these different for each guest depending on what their favourite Easter chocolates are!
So there you go, our top tips to have the perfect Easter feast this weekend!
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