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Started by Agaliarept on 29-Nov-2017 12:00:44
Describe your perfect Sunday Roast

Mark Hodge, from McCain, said: “As a family business, we understand that a roast dinner is at the heart of the nation’s taste buds.

“This is why we wanted to launch the #greatroastdebate to uncover and celebrate its diversity and inspire the country to share their unusual combinations.

“From fish and meatballs to ketchup and sour cream, we are clearly a country that loves to experiment.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/roast-dinners-sauce-research-gravy-sour-cream-mayonnaise-yogurt-sunday-lunch-beef-chicken-a8073571.html

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Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2017 12:00:48 (#1 of 116)

So please to be describing what you would have on your perfect Sunday Roast. (Except any of you wrongmoes who put Salad Cream on your roast…you go away).

My perfect roast:

  • Roast Pork with Crackling
  • Roast potatoes
  • Yorkies
  • Parsnips and Carrots roasted with honey
  • Spinach with Mascarpone
  • Purple Cabbage
  • Half a roasted Garlic bulb
  • GRAVY!!!


Can you beat that?

Moschops - 29 Nov 2017 12:03:17 (#2 of 116)

Never had spinach and mascarpone, but the rest of it sounds pretty damn good. Can never choose between pork and chicken meat wise, and I'd probably have some broccoli in there myself.

phantlers - 29 Nov 2017 12:03:37 (#3 of 116)

No mash or apple sauce?

Moschops - 29 Nov 2017 12:04:42 (#4 of 116)

And stick some sausages wrapped in bacon in there as well if it's chicken

Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2017 12:05:49 (#5 of 116)

Can never choose between pork and chicken meat wise

It's odd that I generally wouldn't 'chose' Chicken yet there's actually not a lot better than a good roasted Chicken!

RosyLovelady - 29 Nov 2017 12:31:17 (#6 of 116)

Roast beef is the biz.

Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2017 12:32:44 (#7 of 116)

Yep, you can't knock a good Beef joint. The only thing against beef, especially when buying a roast in a pub is how easily it can dry out.

Beef has to be cooked and served by someone who knows what they're doing!

CloakAndDagger - 29 Nov 2017 12:36:36 (#8 of 116)

Roast beef

Yorkies

Roast potatoes

Honey roasted parsnips/carrots

Creamed leeks with lardons.

Peas

Horseradish sauce. (English mustard if chicken)

Sausages wrapped in bacon (if chicken, as Mos says)

Thick gravy, made with the dripping from the meat.



I am now starving, cheers.

Bonusy - 29 Nov 2017 12:37:59 (#9 of 116)

Never had any joy from roast beef. Steak or mince (inc shaped variants) is nicer way to consume beef.

Roast chicken is nice, but the whole roast veg thing does nothing for me.

Not bothered about yorkshire puds. They are ok, but not something I'd get excited about.

Overall though, I'd rather have a chicken curry or lasagne. The effort/reward ratio just isn't there for me in making a traditional roast dinner.

RosyLovelady - 29 Nov 2017 12:39:00 (#10 of 116)

#8

Please no honey; no gravy; nothing "creamed".

AshburtonAbove - 29 Nov 2017 12:39:18 (#11 of 116)

Sorry Aga but roast pork and Yorkshire puddings together is a heretics mix. Put beef and Yorkshire puddings together and the mix is correct.

Cordelia - 29 Nov 2017 12:40:17 (#12 of 116)

Rare roast beef, with horseradish. Roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, creamed parsnips, carrots, Brussels sprouts, gravy.

Or: roast leg of lamb stuffed with all garlic and rosemary, Boulangere potatoes, ideally cooked under the lamb, spicy red cabbage, green beans, gravy.

Or: slow roasted melty pork, crackling, apple sauce, roast potatoes, savoy cabbage cooked with mustard, carrots, gravy.

Chicken I am less fond of.

Cordelia - 29 Nov 2017 12:41:44 (#13 of 116)

Now I need to pick one of my three above to make on Sunday when I have friends coming round.

CloakAndDagger - 29 Nov 2017 12:43:47 (#14 of 116)

Heh, no gravy on a roast. Give over.



Beef is easy to get wrong, mainly because people (a) overdo it, and (b) don't let it rest after cooking. If you've got 1.5 - 2kg of beef, needs a minimum of 20 minutes resting before you carve.

Cordelia - 29 Nov 2017 12:45:12 (#15 of 116)

I usually give it 25 minutes because I take it out and whack the oven up to do the roasties and YP.

FleurDuMal - 29 Nov 2017 12:46:03 (#16 of 116)

Roast lamb, roast potatoes and parsnips, and cauliflower cheese.

Mmmmmmm.

Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2017 12:49:01 (#17 of 116)

Sorry Aga but roast pork and Yorkshire puddings together is a heretics mix.

Yeah, I'm fully aware that I'm bastardising tradition but hey, I'm cooking it so I gets what I wants!

If you've got 1.5 - 2kg of beef, needs a minimum of 20 minutes resting before you carve.

What I've learned over time is that people aren't often aware that during resting time the beef will still 'cook'. Most people take it out of the oven and it's perfect, let it rest and suddenly it's over done.

RosyLovelady - 29 Nov 2017 12:49:20 (#18 of 116)

Properly cooked beef is juicy enough: don't smother and sloppify it with gravy.

helbel - 29 Nov 2017 12:49:38 (#19 of 116)

Roast lamb with rosemary and garlic, roast potatoes, mashed swede with butter and black pepper, peas.

Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2017 12:50:07 (#20 of 116)

Properly cooked beef is juicy enough: don't smother and sloppify it with gravy.

Mmmmmmm. Myoglobin.

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