What is the best meat for a Sunday roast?

Published: 2023-04-27 / Author: Chef Paul Downes
With so many different cuts which one is your favourite?

What is the best meat for a Sunday roast?

Sunday lunch is a traditional family meal often associated with roast and meats. When choosing the best meat for a Sunday lunch, there are a few factors to consider, including taste, tenderness, and overall ease of preparation. Here we explore some of the best meat options for a delicious and satisfying Sunday lunch.

One of the most popular choices for a Sunday lunch is beef. Specifically, a roast beef joint is a classic option that always stays in style. Roast meat is versatile, flavorful, and can be cooked to varying levels of tenderness, depending on your preference. A perfectly cooked roast beef joint is juicy, tender, and delicious. It's also a great choice if you're serving a crowd, as it can easily feed several people.

Another excellent choice for a Sunday lunch is pork. A roast pork joint is a great alternative to beef, and it's particularly delicious when seasoned with herbs and spices like thyme, rosemary, and garlic. Pork is also leaner than beef, making it a great choice if you watch your calorie intake.

Consider lamb for your Sunday lunch if you want a more exotic option. Lamb has a distinct flavour that is both rich and gamey, making it a perfect choice for a special occasion like a Sunday lunch. A leg of lamb is a classic option, but lamb chops or a lamb roast would also be delicious.

For those who prefer poultry, a roast chicken is a classic and tasty option for a Sunday lunch. A whole roast chicken is easy to prepare and can be seasoned with various herbs and spices to suit your taste. Plus, leftover chicken is great for sandwiches and other weekly meals.

Finally, consider a nut roast if you're looking for a meat-free option for your Sunday lunch. A nut roast is a vegetarian dish made from a mixture of nuts, vegetables, and grains, and it can be seasoned with various herbs and spices to make it flavorful and delicious. Nut roasts are also an excellent option for those with dietary restrictions or allergies.

Whatever your favourite cut of meat, why not join us at The Old Vicarage for Sunday lunch? Check out the menu and get in touch to book your table.

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