Everyone has their own idea of the perfect Sunday roast, right? Most of us think our mothers or grandmothers made the best meals, but today I thought it would be a good time to take a look at how to perfect this dish. You’ll obviously want to slightly alter my advice to pander to your own preferences, but I’m pretty confident if you follow this guide to the letter, you’ll create something all your friends and family members will love. After all, British people have been eating this dish on a Sunday for generations, so it’s important we all understand how to create it. We wouldn’t want yet another of our traditions to fall by the wayside now, would we?
These days, a lot of people don’t bother sitting down to eat together at the weekends, and I think that’s a real shame. For that reason, you should print this guide off, and any recipes you find online to ensure you have the right information and motivation to get your clan together on this most special of days. So, without any more delays on my part, here’s a short guide to cooking the perfect Sunday roast. Enjoy!
Choosing Your Meat
Traditionally, the great British Sunday roast would have either chicken, pork, beef, or lamb. However, I firmly believe (and so do many others) that chicken or roast beef should always be the meat of choice. It doesn’t really matter where you get it from, as it’s possible to get good quality free-range chickens in supermarkets these days, but you should definitely go down this path.
Cooking Your Vegetables Properly
Very few people actually manage to cook their vegetables properly and so I thought it might be wise for me to give you some handy tips. Always check your greens before serving, as this is the only way you’ll know if they need more time in the saucepan. You want them crispy, but not too crispy, and you need to ensure they’re not soggy in any way. If people wanted to eat soggy veg, they’d get it out of a tin!
Making Your Mash
Lots of people simply boil their potatoes and then mash them until there are no lumps left. While this is a great way to start, there’s a lot more you can do to make them taste fantastic. For instance, you can add a knob of butter and some milk to make the potato more creamy. This will obviously make it taste a little more like an instant, but in the view of many people, this is far tastier.
Serving With A Smile
Like it or not, the goal of a Sunday roast is to put as much on your diner’s plates as possible, so you’ll need to learn some adequate stacking skills. Even so; service with a smile is nearly always welcomed, especially with dinner so delightful. So, when you reach this stage, just put the food on the table and call the family down to start tucking in. Watch their faces!
So there you have it my friends. Now you know how to cook the perfect Sunday roast, I don’t want to hear you’ve settled for one of those microwave meals ever again.