How To Make The Best Easter Dinner

  • Serves: 4

Lamb Wellington with a Rich Red Wine Jus, served with the Best Ever Mashed Potatoes & Spring Vegetables with Mint Butter

We all have a little more time on our hands so why not pull out all the stops this Easter and create a fabulous Easter dinner. We have prepared a fantastic recipe for you to follow that will be sure to impress. So what are we making? … A delicious Lamb Wellington with a Rich Red Wine Jus, served with the Best Ever Mashed Potatoes and Spring Vegetables with Mint Butter.

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Lamb Wellington

Ingredients

1 Fillet of Lamb
2 tbsp of Sunflower Oil
1 Sheet of Puff Pastry
1 egg
Handful of Spinach Leaves
Mushroom Duxelles
500g Finely Diced Button mushroom
1 tbsp Mushroom Stock Paste
½ tsp Garlic Puree
3 springs of Thyme
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
25g Butter
1 Finely Diced Shallot
Salt and Pepper

Method

  • For the duxelles place the butter in the pan and melt on a medium heat, add the shallots and fry off for 2 minutes add the garlic, mushrooms and thyme, cook until the mushrooms are nice and soft add the mushroom stock paste and Dijon mustard. The mushroom stock paste really adds a punch of flavour to the duxelles. Set aside to cool.
  • Trim the lamb fillet of any fat, your butcher will do this for you. Divide the fillet into 4 pieces. Heat a heavy bottom pan on high and add the oil. Season the fillets with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Sear the fillet on all sides for a minute just to add colour. Set aside on a dry clean tea towel and leave to cool.
  • Defrost the roll of puff pastry and spread out flat on a clean surface, roll the pastry to 2-3mm, if the pastry is too thick it will not be cooked by the time the lamb is ready. Divide the pastry into 4 even squares. Spoon the duxelles mix on the pastry and spread out evenly. Place a layer of spinach leaves on top. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little egg wash. Place the Lamb at the edge of the pastry and roll making sure the seam side is down on the countertop. Press the exposed edges down with a fork to seal them. Place on a baking tray. Repeat with the remaining 3 fillets.
  • Brush the pastry with a little egg wash. Cook in the oven at 180C for 10 minutes then increase the temperature to 210C for a further 9 minutes to achieve a nice colour on the pastry. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 6 minutes. Cut in half with a serrated Knife and serve.

Rich Red Wine Jus

Ingredients

300ml Red Wine
300ml Simply Meaty Roast Lamb stock
1 Spring of Rosemary finely chopped
1 Finely Diced Shallot
1 spring of Thyme leaves finely chopped
50g Butter
Salt & Pepper to taste

Method

  • Heat half the butter in a saucepan on a medium heat add the shallots and cook until soft, then add the herbs fry off for 1 minute, add the red wine cook until its reduced by 2/3rds.
  • Add the stock and bring to the boil, leave to simmer until it has reduced down again by 2/3rds.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, stir in the remaining butter and serve.

Best Ever Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

6 Large Rooster Potatoes
150g Butter
100g Cream
Salt & Pepper

Method

  • Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork, place a generous amount of salt on the base of an oven tray and place the potatoes on top.
  • Put in the oven at 210°C for an hour or until the centre of the potato is cooked.
  • Scoop out the potato from the skin and place in a bowl.
  • Using a potato ricer if you have one, put the potatoes though the ricer, if you don’t have a ricer use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until all the lumps have gone take care not to over work the potatoes.
  • Add the butter and cream to the potatoes and mix and salt and pepper taste.

Sautéed Spring Vegetables with Mint Butter

Ingredients

1 Bunch of Heirloom Carrots
200g Sugar Snap Peas
1 bunch of Asparagus
1 clove of garlic finely diced
3 tbsp sunflower oil.
Handful of fresh Mint leaves chopped finely.
200g salted butter

Method

  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil.
  • Gently wash the heirloom carrots leaving the skins on and cut off the stalks leaving a little green at the top.
  • Slice the carrot in half lengthways, place in the pot of boiling water for 5 minutes remove the carrots and place them in ice water, once cooled drain and set aside.
  • Cut the wooden end off the asparagus.
  • Place in the same boiling water as the carrots and cook for 3 minutes, place in ice water and once cooled drain and set aside with the carrots.
  • To make the butter take the butter out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature.
  • Once at room temperature add the mint and mix until it is fully incorporated.
  • Place a heavy based pan on the heat and add the oil. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute add the sugar snap peas, carrots and asparagus and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until the sugar snap peas are cooked, add half the mint butter, tossing the vegetables in the butter allowing it to coat all the vegetables.
  • Place in a serving dish and put the remaining butter on top of the vegetables.

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