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Mouth-watering Easter Dinner Recipes

25 March 2015
Mouth-watering Easter Dinner Recipes -  Easter Dinner Recipes

For many of us, Easter isn’t only about the extra-long weekend; but also about the special time spent with family and friends. Another aspect we all look forward to (besides the chocolates), is the yummy feast that awaits us. With the delicious Christmas feasts gone for months already, we know we have April as an excuse to indulge in some home-made, comforting and fulfilling food.

So, with Easter coming up next month, we thought we would share some tasty, traditional Easter dinner recipes with you. Last year we covered some heavenly Easter treatsfrom The Pastryworks that you can make for dessert, which is why this year we want to bring you a couple of meal options with something slightly sweet to enjoy after dinner.

Roast Lamb

Recipe from myrecipes.com

This recipe is delicious and perfect to serve as a main meal to impress all of your Easter dinner guests! To add some traditional spice to it, you can also add a few sprigs of rosemary to the roasting pan before your roast goes into the oven.

Ingredients:

  • 1 leg of lamb - 2 lemons cut in half
  • ¼ cup of fresh oregano, chopped - Kitchen string
  • 1 garlic clove - ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup of chicken broth - Salt and pepper

How to cook your roast lamb:

  • Preheat your oven to 180 ºC and rub the one of the lemon halves on the sides of the lamb, squeezing the juice at the same time.
  • Rub the oregano, salt and pepper on the lamb to spice it and tie it with your piece of kitchen string.
  • Next, place your lamb in a roasting pan and place the garlic cloves around it.
  • Mix the juice of the remaining lemon pieces with your chicken broth and pour it into the roasting pan with your lamb.
  • Roast the lamb for more or less 2 hours. Keep checking on it to make sure it’s cooked the way you like it.
  • Once cooked, allow it to cool before slicing it to serve to your guests.

Our wooden and nylon spoons are great to use to mix and stir your broth with your lemon before pouring it over your lamb.

Pickled Fish

Recipe from capetownmagazine.com

For many Christians, it is not very holy to eat meat on Good Friday – which is how the tradition of eating pickled fish on this day came about. Take a look at this easy and Proudly South African recipe for amazing pickled fish to enjoy this Easter.

Ingredients:

  • 500g of hake - 30ml of flour
  • Oil - 2 onions, sliced
  • ½ cup of water - ½ cup of vinegar
  • 1tsp sea salt - 1 tsp turmeric
  • 200ml plain yoghurt - 1 tbsp curry powder
  • Fresh coriander

How to make your pickled fish:

  • Cut the fish into pieces, coat in flour and fry in a heated pan until cooked.
  • Put the onions, water, salt, turmeric and vinegar into a pan and bring it to the boil.
  • Once your cooked fish has cooled down, place it in a casserole dish and the pour the sauce over it.
  • Leave it in the fridge for at least 24 hours.
  • To serve, mix your yoghurt with the curry powder and serve the fish with that. You can also top it off with coriander to add some extra flavour.

Did you know that you can even enjoy pickled fish served on some hot cross buns? This brings us to our next recipe.

Easter Breakfast Buns

Recipe from food24.com

This is an easy-to-make and delicious alternative to hot cross buns – but still with all the Easter flavours we all love so much. Try this recipe to enjoy eating after you’ve woken up on Easter morning, or as a snack and small dessert to indulge in after dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1kg of bread dough – ready-made - 250ml brown sugar
  • 125ml butter - 5ml cinnamon
  • 250ml pecan nuts - 1 cup of raisins
  • 1 egg

How to bake your Easter buns:

  • Melt the butter and sugar together in a pan and add the raisins and nuts.
  • Take your dough and roll it out so that it is 1cm thick.
  • Brush some of the butter and sugar mixture over the dough and roll the dough into one long roll.
  • Divide the long roll into 16 (or however many you want) buns and brush them with egg yolk.
  • Pour the rest of the sugar and butter mixture into the bottom of your baking pan and place the rolls on top of it.
  • Give it about half an hour to rise.
  • Bake in the oven at 180°C for about 40 minutes.

For best results, use our silicone and metal baking loaf pan or our baking square pan – both are durable and will ensure even baking throughout your rolls.

We hope you find these recipes useful and are able to enjoy them with your family and friends over Easter! If you have any recipes to add, let us know on our Facebook page– we would love to hear from you.

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