lamb recipes for easter
Eating lamb at Easter is a tradition in many parts of the world, including the UK. Lamb is often seen as a symbol of spring and new beginnings, which makes it a popular choice for Easter meals. In the UK, roast lamb is often served on Easter Sunday, either as a traditional Sunday roast or as part of a special Easter feast.
There are also some religious connotations to eating lamb at Easter, as lamb is often associated with sacrifice and redemption in Christian theology. In the Bible, Jesus is sometimes referred to as the “Lamb of God,” which has led to lamb becoming a traditional Easter food in many Christian countries.
I’m a huge fan of lamb (make sure you buy Red Tractor). Generally speaking the rule is – low and slow. Sear the outside then leave it alone in a low oven for hours. And even more importantly, give it plenty of time to rest and relax. The fat and juices in lamb needs time to chill after cooking.
If you want to riff, rosemary, garlic and lemon are the classic flavours you can’t go wrong with. Want a little more inspiration? Here are some of my favourites:
Roast lamb with a nori crust
For something a little different, seaweed gives a savoury, herby note that carries through the juicy lamb. You can find nori and other dried seaweed products among the Japanese ingredients of larger supermarkets.
Spring lamb with chianti gravy
This is a dead easy recipe from Jamie Oliver. One for if you don’t want too much rush.
A lovely heartwarming recipe from Leon. Lamb, tomatoes and pasta all baked up for ages. Serve with spring greens.
Italian roast lamb
Sort of like porchetta but… lambetta?… this leg or shoulder of lamb is stuffed and rolled.
…Or just have something a little more traditional.
Don’t forget to enjoy them with my perfect roast potatoes 🙂