01 of 05
Choose Your Easter Roast
With so many traditional Easter roast meats, which one will you choose? Lamb is usually considered the star of the Easter table, it being spring with spring lamb at its best. But you don't have to stick to lamb, delicious as it is.
All of the meats come into play at Easter and really there is no hard and fast rule. In recent years, there have been several marketing campaigns promoting roast turkey (seems, for the most part, the bird is forgotten about after Christmas) so how perfect would... that be to have again, why wait for just once a year?Continue to 2 of 5 below.
02 of 05
Roast Lamb Cooked in a Blanket for Easter
Yes, you heard that right. Roast lamb for me is at its best when cooked in a blanket. This is an old French method and taught to when I lived in France. Initially, I was sceptical as the lamb is cooked briefly in a searingly hot oven, then wrapped in several layers of foil, and a thick blanket or towels and left for several hours to cook. Yet the result was perfect lamb every time.
It feels risky, but seriously, it is not. The bone gets very hot and it is the residual heat from this which keeps... it cooking.Continue to 3 of 5 below.
03 of 05
Roast Chicken for Easter
Chicken is up there with lamb as a favourite for Easter. It is a lighter meat and perfectly suits the lighter, brighter days at this time of year. Chicken does not have to be a plain old roast bird; the lemon chicken recipe is perfect for a spring day and certainly a lovely take on the traditional cooking method.Continue to 4 of 5 below.
04 of 05
Roast Beef and all the Trimmings
Roast beef is the roast of choice on a Sunday and Easter Sunday need not be any different. Choose a rib of beef with several ribs if you have lots of family or friends for lunch. Topside is also lovely for slicing.
For perfect cooking check out the following:Continue to 5 of 5 below.
05 of 05
Classic Baked Ham for Easter
A glazed or baked ham is always a favourite for the family Easter lunch. In our house we always love the Baked Ham with Apricot Stuffing Recipe, The recipe is a wonderful take on the traditional baked ham with its fruity, apricot stuffing. A great way to celebrate Easter.
And, don't forget the roast pork. Not as popular as the other roasts but I love it. For the best flavour choose outdoor, free range pork with a good thick layer of fat.You do not have to eat the fat if... you are calorie counting, but leaving it on for cooking results in a tastier joint.