Easter is one of the best times of the year! It is recognised nationwide, and we get a couple of wonderful days off to celebrate the occasion and to gather with friends and family. Everyone knows, when friends and family gather, food follows! Typically, the lamb and ham are the two main meat dishes served during Easter, and it’s often a battle between which one of these will take centre stage on the lunch table.
Here are some of our personal favorite menu ideas this Easter
The weather is cooling down significantly so what better than a warm and comforting soup? Leek soup to be exact! These veggies are nutritious and filling, and you can give the soup some extra love with the addition of fresh lemon and dill. For those wanting to focus more of their efforts on the main, a simple homemade green pea hummus is the perfect accompaniment to the crackers, fresh bread, and cheeses that adorn the table.
If you’re opting to make lamb the highlight of your meal, then we suggest going for a herb crusted rack of lamb and serving it alongside ultra-crispy roast potatoes and mustard and rosemary infused asparagus. However, if you’re wanting to give the ham all the attention, then go for a sticky and sweet maple glazed ham, served with a fresh bean and lemon salad or a more filling lentil and barley salad. Yum!
No meal is complete without a sweet ending! For a heavier dessert, we suggest a twist on the traditional bread and butter pudding. Instead of bread, opt for hot cross buns, and throw a few dark chocolate chunks in there too - delicious! For something lighter, consider a fruity fondue dipped in melted chocolate (if you want to go all out, offer all three melted chocolate varieties!).
Hosting an Easter lunch can be fresh and simple with the simple menu ideas above, and we guarantee your guests will be reserving a spot at your table again next year! If getting this all together seems a little overwhelming, don’t worry! That’s what we’re here for. As professional caterers, with years of experience and a commitment to quality and taste, Rocket Catering will take your Easter event to the next level.