A Sunday Roast is a versatile main dish, as it goes perfectly with almost anything. Simply marinade and season the meat and pop it in the oven to cook. After cooking the meat, you only need to choose accompaniments to complete your Sunday Roast.
Yorkshire pudding is known as one of the most common accompaniments for Sunday Roast. Using the following ingredients, you can make your own version of the Yorkshire pudding:
1 cup of flour
½ teaspoon of salt
2 lightly beaten eggs
1 cup of milk
In a mixing bowl, sift the flour and salt together. Add in the milk and eggs into the flour mixture. Be sure to whisk the batter constantly until it achieves a smooth consistency. Cover the mixture using plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight.
Once refrigerated, scoop a teaspoon of the mixture into each mould of a Yorkshire pudding tin and pop them into the oven for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Roasted potatoes are also popular. You can serve them with any roast, steak or meat dishes. Preparing and cooking this dish is easy. Simply, prepare the ingredients below and start cooking your own roasted potatoes:
3 pounds of small potatoes
1 tablespoon of flour
Cooking oil, for greasing baking pan
1 tablespoon of salt
Preheat the oven at 220°C. In a boiling salted water, cook potatoes until soft. Once cooked, drain the water and transfer the potatoes into a greased baking pan. Add the rosemary and a little salt to add more flavour to the potatoes. Once done with the seasoning, roast the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the potatoes around and cook for another 20 minutes and until they are crispy and golden brown.
Vegetable Side Dishes
Sunday Roasts also taste better with vegetable side dishes. This recipe needs the following ingredients:
1 ½ pounds of small and peeled carrots
1 ½ pounds of peeled and quartered lengthwise parsnips
1 cup of flour
Ground black pepper
In a large pot of salted water, put in the carrots and parsnips. In high heat, bring the pot to the boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and let the vegetables boil for another 10 minutes. Drain the water and set the vegetables aside.
If your meat is ready, season the vegetables with pepper, salt and your desired herbs and spices. You may also opt to roast broccoli, squash, sweet potato and cauliflower using this recipe.
Choose the Right Wine
These accompaniments are sure to complement your Sunday Roast feast. In addition, the right wine will surely complete your dish. Red wines are perfect for roast beef dishes. A perfect roast chicken will taste even better with a glass of chardonnay. For roasted lambs, it is always best to choose strong, dark and deeply flavoured red wines. With a perfectly plated dish and a glass of wine in hand, all you have to do is to enjoy your food and the company of your family and friends.