Sunday, April 28, 2013

Father's Day Roasts With All The Trimmings

While it doesn’t even feel like yesterday that we were packing away the Christmas tree for another year, almost six months have passed and Father’s Day is fast approaching. Every family celebrates this day in a different way – some decide to enjoy a lazy day of family films and building dens while others enjoy a day out with their dad to make the most of the quality time together.

Whatever you decide to do for your dad this June, one thing’s for sure. A traditional British Sunday wouldn’t feel right without a Sunday roast and Father’s Day is a perfect opportunity to pull out the roasting tin, sharpen the kitchen knives and bring in the dining chairs from every nook of your house.

But which roast do you choose? A quick look at Calnan Brothers family butcher’s online shop will throw up many different options – your choice will depend on who you are as a family and what you all enjoy eating. Here’s a run down of some of the top choices to help you make your decision, with some ideas for accompaniments to help make it a Father’s Day roast dinner to remember.


Gammon is a fine cut of pork that is cured so that it tastes simply delicious. Serve with all the trimmings and a lip-smacking parsley and cider sauce for a little extra pizazz.


A roast leg of lamb is a fantastic choice for a Father’s Day lunch. Slit the meat and stuff with garlic and rosemary before roasting and serve with minted peas and a delicious Shrewsbury sauce. 


The key to a great beef joint is to pick a great joint, such as topside, and cook it so that it’s still pink and juicy in the middle. Serve with a traditional ramekin of horseradish sauce and some rich beef gravy.


Fancy poultry but don’t fancy trying to avoid drying out the turkey? Pick up a whole chicken, carefully tease the skin away from the meat and pack the space with herbs and garlic. Pop half a lemon and a whole garlic bulb in the cavity and roast as normal. It’ll be moist, tasty and will smell simply amazing.
Calnan Brothers is a quality family butcher that will deliver to your door for Father’s Day – tell dad to save the date for a roast to remember!

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