It’s the nations favourite and a Sunday staple in many households up and down the country. Whether its muddled together in a (relative) hurry after a long Sunday stroll, or created slowly on a lazy Sunday, getting Sunday dinner on the table for the family is special.
Maybe you think your roast cannot be topped. Your roasties are legendary, Nan’s trusted yorkie recipe never fails and you’ve spent years perfecting just the right amount of ‘pinkness’ to your beef sirloin.
Well, we are here to suggest ideas to rock your roast, and what’s more we think you’ll love them.
Intrigued, read on. You might just find your next crowd-pleasing tweak to take your roast dinner to a whole new level.
Add some beer or stout to your Yorkshire pudding batter
Just like beer added to batter for fish creates a light, yet crisp golden crust, adding a drop of beer to your Yorkshire pudding batter will make for crisp and airy yorkies. The beer adds a subtle maltiness to the resulting puds too. Use your trusted Yorkshire pud ratios, but swap half of the milk for beer or stout.
We firmly recommend trying it with Redcap Ruby Ale from Worcestershire-based brewery The Hop Shed, available in our Farm Shop.
Raise your game!
For something a little different, why not pick up a whole pheasant from our butchers’ counter freezer. Pheasant has a rich, subtly gamey taste and is a great choice pot-roasted with vegetables to serve smaller families.
Marinade meat overnight
Marinades help to add moisture and tenderise meat, as well as adding superb flavour. The possibilities are endless:
- Use classic British roast flavours such as thyme, rosemary, onion, mustard and Worcestershire sauce
- Go with sweet, spicy oriental flavours using ginger, chilli, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil as starting points.
- Marinade with curry paste – especially delicious with chicken!
Cheese in blankets
Take a pack of streaky bacon from our butchers’ counter and then stop by our deli counter for some cheese, to make a tasty twist on the classic pigs in blankets. Pair some crumbled blue cheese with prune, brie with crushed walnut, or even ricotta with finely sliced chilli. Roll inside the bacon, and then oven cook at 180°C for 20 minutes.
Season those spuds
The classic roast potato simply seasoned with salt is roast dinner perfection. But adding this brilliantly balanced garlic and rosemary seasoning from Pureety seasonings adds fragrant flavour will make your spuds even more moreish. Pick up a pack in the Farm Shop and see for yourself how it can elevate your roasties and please the whole family.
Ditch the meat for a week and have a veggie roast! Make an epic bubbling cauliflower cheese the centrepiece, or how about this Root Vegetable and Goats Cheese Crumble recipe. Both make excellent sides too, so if your household is split between veggies and meat eaters, you could still serve meat alongside them too.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our ideas to rock your roast dinner and that you might try some of them out in your own kitchen this Sunday!