Easter is just around the corner. It’s a holiday where families get together and celebrate life. The most common and wholesome Easter tradition is hosting a homemade lunch.
If it’s your turn to host this year around, here are some Easter lunch ideas that everybody’s going to love:
Pea, mint, and spring onion soup
Light soups are perfect for spring. Make the most of fresh spring vegetables like peas, mint, and spring onions to prepare a stunning pea soup. Your guests will be blown away with this springtime starter. Plus, it’s healthy!
For the best results, liquidize the soup when it’s hot. Reheating it won’t give it the ideal flavor. If you’re looking to add subtle heat to the soup, don’t ruin the fresh color with black pepper or red pepper. Try green peppercorns, they give amazing flavor while preserving the bright color of the soup.
Roasted leg of lamb
Roasted meats are a must-have for a special occasion. They take a lot of effort and love to prepare. The longer you cook them, the more tender the meat will turn out. A spring lamb leg at the center of the dining table is an annual treat you cannot miss.
Flavor the lamb leg with some herbes de Provence. This herb blend includes rosemary, fennel, thyme, and lavender to give your main course its aroma. You can stud the lamb leg with cloves for a more traditional look too. Brush some honey over the top for an inviting glaze over the meat. Cook the leg till it’s coming away from the bone.
Every main course needs a side dish to complete it. As a sideline for the roasted lamb leg, we’re serving up a creamy potato casserole! Potatoes are everyone’s first choice when it comes to sides. They’re versatile and taste delicious.
To prepare this potato dish, you need to slice up some boiled potatoes and line them in a dish. Top it off with some béchamel flavored with some granulated garlic, dried chives, and cheese. Pour the béchamel and finish the casserole with more grated cheese.
To further enrich your béchamel sauce, add a couple of egg yolks to it when off the heat. You don’t want the sauce to scramble.
Pasta is a great way to serve a dish that will fill your guests up. There are many types of pasta bakes you can prepare for your guests. Add chicken, smoked meats, seafood, or keep it vegetarian to be on the safe side. Prepare a flavorful white sauce for the dish, top it with cheese and bake till it bubbles. Broccoli, carrots, mushroom, and sweet corn are good options for a pasta bake.
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