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21st March 2023
Most people enjoy beef, chicken or pork all year round. With Spring approaching fast, there is one type of meat that is associated with Easter more than others. That is of course, lamb. For decades, households across the UK have chosen lamb for their Easter Sunday dinners.
In this article by The Catering Butcher, we will share 4 delicious meat ideas for Easter dinners. Perfect for filling hungry stomachs before indulging into sweet treats and chocolate eggs.
After decades of experience in the meat industry, we believe lamb offers the most flavoursome and tender meat cuts available. Lamb has a variety of succulent cuts, offering a unique mix of tenderness and flavours. Let’s take a closer look at the different cuts of meats that are ideal for Easter feasts:
The best way to cook lamb is by roasting it. Choose a full shoulder or half shoulder roast lamb joint, depending on how many people you’re expecting for Easter dinner. A shoulder of lamb can generally serve between 4 to 8 people.
In terms of cooking, it benefits from long, slow roasting. We recommend seasoning it well with rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper. After roasting, leave it to rest for 15 minutes to allow the juices to be reabsorbed, making it juicer. Before you throw away the meat juices from the roasting tin, use the remaining juices to make homemade gravy instead.
Apart from a roast lamb joint, a rack of lamb is another delicious option for Easter dinner. Despite it being more budget friendly, it still offers mouth watering taste. Our french trimmed rack of lamb has meat removed and scraped from the ends of the rib bones, allowing a section of the bones to be exposed, which looks very presentable and impressive on a plate.
With that being said, you don’t need a chunky joint to still enjoy an Easter dinner. Our lamb steaks are perfect for smaller families and couples, as they are less hassle with a shorter cooking time than a roast lamb joint. Plus, you have more control over the quantity of meat you need, meaning less food waste.
For people who don’t fancy lamb, a gammon joint is a great alternative for fussy eaters. A glazed Easter ham is also a well-known meat for Easter dinners. Our gammon joints range from 1.25kg to 5kg to suit your requirements.
We can all agree cooked lamb and ham is just as delicious the following day in lunches and sandwiches. As a wholesale meat supplier, all of our meat is sourced from British and Irish farms including local farms in Staffordshire and Shropshire. At The Catering Butcher, we pride ourselves on supplying restaurants, pubs, venues, and homes with high-quality meat for Easter dinners.
Visit our online shop and get your meat delivered to your door or arrange a collection at our factory shop in Longton, Stoke-On-Trent. Otherwise, feel free to pop into our factory shop to see our freshest range of meats and latest Easter offers.