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7th June 2023
On June 18th, dads and father-figures alike will be celebrated across the UK as well as in other countries such as Ireland, France, Canada and the USA. For other countries across the world, Father’s Day falls on different dates according to each country’s tradition. In the UK, it is a common tradition for dads and their families to have dinner at a restaurant or to cook dad a homemade meal.
If you are planning on cooking your dad a Father’s Day feast, now is a good time to think about what you will cook for him. Are you stuck for recipe ideas? You don’t want to cook something he eats often, or something he dislikes. In this article, we will discuss some delicious Father’s Day recipes to cook and spoil him with on his special day. From breakfast to the main feast, we have got you covered.
Start his day off with a cracking full English breakfast. What British dad doesn’t enjoy a hearty fry-up? All you need is sausages, back bacon, fried, poached or scrambled eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms and fried or toasted bread on the side. Black pudding, baked beans, hash browns or bubble and squeak can also be included depending on their preferences. A full English breakfast is typically served with a fresh pot of tea or coffee and orange juice.
Moving onto main recipes, Shepherd’s pie is a classic Father’s Day dish. If Shepherd’s pie is your dad’s favourite, it’s relatively easy to cook. You will need minced beef, onions, carrots, frozen peas, garlic, beef stock, tomato purée and Worcestershire sauce to make the beef mixture. For an extra touch, add Guinness. You will also need boiled chunks of potatoes to mix with butter, milk and seasoning to create mashed potato.
Once the mash is made, it can be spread evenly over the mince in an ovenproof dish. Cook in a preheated oven at 200°C for around 20 minutes until the mash is golden and crispy. Top with a sprinkle of parsley and serve with mashed peas and chunky chips on the side.
As Father’s Day falls on a Sunday, what better dish to cook than a Sunday roast? For tender and juicy roast lamb, you will need to choose a high-quality roast lamb joint along with mashed or roasted potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower or green beans. How does your dad like his lamb cooked? For medium doneness, roast the lamb for around 1 hour 10 minutes. For a well done result, roast for 2 hours and 15 minutes. You can check the doneness of the lamb joint by slicing a piece and having a look at its colour. Serve with your choice of potatoes and vegetables before covering it with beef gravy.
Dads are usually the king of the grill. For Father’s Day, take his place and give him a well deserved rest from cooking. BBQ season is well and truly underway, we just hope the glorious weather continues for the rest of June! If you are planning a Father’s Day BBQ for your dad, we recommend our signature blend beef burgers, prime sirloin steak teriyaki skewers, short ribs, chicken & vegetable kebabs, sausages, smokey cola pulled pork, black beast brisket and more. For better value, we also have BBQ boxes available to order packed with burgers, sausages, glazed pork steaks, chicken & vegetable kebabs, boneless country style pork ribs. Served with barbecue sauce, homemade wedges, potato salad and extra grilled vegetables.
Whether you plan on cooking a family roast dinner or flipping some burgers on the barbecue for your dad on Father’s Day, make sure to buy high-quality and locally sourced meat from The Catering Butcher before June 18th. Your dad will enjoy his Father’s Day feast so much, there will be no meat leftover!
You can make your order through our online shop with the option of home delivery or click & collect. Otherwise, pop in our factory shop in Longton, Stoke-On-Trent to see what we have to offer in-store. For any enquiries on our meat products, you can contact us by making an online enquiry or by calling us on 01782 744 488.