Easter is upon us! This can be a particular time of yr for a lot of, requiring equally particular meals to mark the event. Whether or not your loved ones does Easter brunch, lunch or dinner, listed here are my picks for dishes to make your Easter memorable whereas stress free!
Lamb, Lamb, Lamb!
Right here in Australia, Easter Sunday is all about lamb. If you happen to’re after a traditional to be your centrepiece, do that Traditional Roast Lamb Leg cooked completely so the within is pink, juicy perfection. Served with gravy, in fact!
Or benefit from the crumble goodness of this tremendous simple Oven Gradual Roasted Lamb Leg, this even simpler Gradual Cooker Roast Lamb, or this very forgiving Gradual Cooked Lamb Shoulder. All these have gravies too!
For one thing just a little totally different, do that ever well-liked Greek Sow Roasted Lamb Leg, cooked to tearable goodness in a great deal of garlic and lemon, or this extremely tender Gradual Cooked Lamb Shawarma – it seems so spectacular piled excessive on a platter over couscous! (PS Take a look
Baked Glazed Ham
I used to be to be taught that within the States, Easter is all in regards to the nice baked ham! Australia’s ham season is Christmas, when half the meat part of supermarkets turns into loaded with big ham legs.
Over time, I’ve tried a handful of baked ham glazes however I all the time default again to my favorite, this Maple Glazed Ham. The delicate perfume of maple syrup with all that caramelised sticky goodness is simply da bomb! I additionally love how the ham juices make an ideal sauce to drizzle over the sliced ham.
Roast Rooster stays as a agency favorite in Australia for Easter Sunday. Which appears a bit ironic as a result of…. nicely, Easter eggs. However okay. Not everybody thinks like me!
As I began pulling this checklist collectively, it dawned on me that my collection of recipes made utilizing an entire rooster is unfortunately missing. I ought to have extra. I will have extra!
Right here’s what I do have: Traditional Roast Rooster, Straightforward Gradual Cooker Herb Garlic Butter Roast Rooster (this can be a roasted turkey breast recipe however midway down the submit you’ll see images for the rooster model and instructions within the recipe notes, this one is so good I plan to submit it individually within the coming months) and Gradual Cooker Lemon Garlic Roast Rooster. For one thing just a little totally different, do that Coconut Lemongrass Complete Roast Rooster (the coconut broth is unimaginable!) or Jamie Oliver’s well-known Rooster in Milk (sounds bizarre, reads bizarre, tastes unimaginable).
Or in the event you’re after recipes for rooster items relatively than an entire rooster, browse all my rooster recipes right here.
Seafood / Fish
I used to be going to name this part “Seafood”, then I realised I don’t have spectacular big seafood platters or just like be the centrepiece of your Easter desk. MUST FIX!!!!
However I do have a handful of nice fish centrepieces. My agency favorite that I hold pulling out time and time once more for gatherings is that this Parmesan Crusted Salmon with a Lemon Cream Sauce. Straightforward, could be made forward, transports nicely, is even nice served at room temp and that cream sauce is loopy good!
Additionally for Easter: Fish Pie (printed final week, thumbs up from readers who’ve tried it), an enormous pile of freshly cooked prawns with a collection of Seafood Sauces, do that Salmon Gravlax for one thing actual fancy at a fraction of the price of shopping for (and it’s loopy simple!), or how a couple of heat and cosy Seafood Gratin Pasta Bake? Value efficient seafood possibility in the event you use a premixed seafood marinara combine.
Traditional Favourites – Baked Mac and Cheese (be nonetheless my beating coronary heart!), Julia Little one’s Potato Dauphinois (higher than scalloped potatoes as a result of the sauce doesn’t go gluggy), Really Crunchy Roast Potatoes (thanks Nigella), Garlic Bread (be additional beneficiant with butter!) and the unexpectedly extraordinarily well-liked Mushroom Rice. Oh! And I can’t overlook these No Knead Dinner Rolls!
Easy – Straightforward Creamy Tacky Potato Bake, Baked Mushroom Rice
Wow Issue – Crispy Smashed Potatoes, Mini Potato Gratin Stacks, Roasted Candy Potato Stacks, Crispy Parmesan Crusted Potatoes
Room Temp Sides – Mrs Brodie’s Well-known Potato Salad, Macaroni Pasta Salad, Italian Pasta Salad.
Click on right here to browse my whole Sides recipe assortment.
Agency Favourites – Roast Pumpkin Salad with Feta, Brussels Sprout Salad (this transformed haters!) Roasted Candy Potato Salad, Iceberg Lettuce Dill Salad (iceberg lettuce by no means tasted so good), Coleslaw.
Wow Issue – Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry French dressing, San Fran Salad with Yoghurt Ranch Dressing (skip the rooster), Pig Out Salsa (named as such for apparent causes).
Easy – 12 minute Solar Dried Tomato Couscous Salad, Throw Collectively Rocket Beetroot Walnut Salad, any of those dressings together with your salad of alternative: Contemporary Lemon Dressing (within the Couscous Salad), Honey Lemon Dressing, Honey Mustard, Italian Dressing, French French dressing, Poppyseed, Maple Syrup Dressing.
All my salads right here!
The Grande Finale
Pictured above is my new “go to” chocolate cake which my buddy Jo from Jo Cooks calls a “lazy ass cake” as a result of it’s so loopy simple! It’s fantastically moist with a comfortable crumb, it really tastes of chocolate (it’s stunning what number of chocolate desserts don’t truly style of chocolate!) and there’s each risk you may have all the things you might want to make it proper now.
This isn’t but printed! As a result of most grocery shops are closed on Good Friday right here in Australia, I’m going to share this recipe Thursday morning Sydney time, simply in case anybody needs to select up some cute little furry chooks and speckled eggs to embellish the cake! (PS I bought them from Woolies).
Listed here are some extra recommendations for dessert – or browse my whole Dessert / Candy Treats assortment.
Issues I’ve a comfortable spot for – Purple Velvet Cake (it’s sooooo velvety!) Pavlova (so very Aussie!), Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Apple Crumble (all the time and eternally), Apple Cake (the perfume of the spices kills me each time), Salted Caramel Tart (the caramel filling is epic).
Present Stoppers – This By no means Ending Meringue Tart is assured to attract a spherical of applause while you current it (and in contrast to Pavs, you can also make forward), a Trifle is all the time a surprising trying centrepiece. My pals are obsessive about this Traditional Baked Cheesecake with its excessive wall of biscuit crust, and if mangoes are in season the place you’re, do that beautiful No Bake Mango Cheesecake! Additionally worthy of point out: Chocolate Cream Pie.
And let’s not overlook….HOT CROSS BUNS!!! Psst – I’ve included the traditional kneaded recipe AND a no knead recipe, and sure there’s a recipe video.
Phew! That could be a LOT of meals. Hope there are some Easter recipes right here to encourage you – it’s definitely given me some concepts for my very own Easter Feasting menus which I hadn’t beginning occupied with till proper now, as I’m writing up this submit.
Wishing you a Glad Easter stuffed with household, pals, laughter and tons of scrumptious meals! – Nagi x
LIFE OF DOZER
A number of alternative – Dozer seems like:
a) he’s about to march within the Mardi Gras;
b) totally within the spirit of Easter; or
c) fully humiliated.
PS Don’t fear, that’s a doggy pleasant Easter Egg!
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