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So you're invited for Sunday lunch....

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iknowanoldlady Fri 14-Oct-11 14:19:59

... what would be your dream main meal? Having lovely friends over and really want to feed them well. Thinking just good smoked salmon on brown bread for a starter and I can make a pudding the day before, so am ready to put energies into a hearty main course. Thinking along fairly traditional lines, but I am veggie myself so have limited experience with roasts and suchlike. Any ideas? Hub is happy to do the meat part of any recipes so anything's a go-er. Thanks folks, in advance.

BluddyMoFo Fri 14-Oct-11 14:20:46

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Smellslikecatpee Sat 15-Oct-11 11:02:43

Pork is always good but considering the season how about some vension?
A bit dear grin sorry, but a little goes a long way it's a bit different.

If you do go with the pork make sure and get the skin really dry and then score it and rub in some oil and rock salt to get really crunchy crackling

MyBoysHaveDogsNames Sat 15-Oct-11 11:05:04

Roast lamb, mint sauce, tons of roast potatoes, fantastic gravy. Crisp veggies. And yorkshire puddings. Yes, even with lamb!

DelGirl Sat 15-Oct-11 11:14:29

NIGELLA 24 hour pork, delicious and not much faffing.

Chewbecca Sat 15-Oct-11 16:26:17

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1094/sevenhour-lamb
Seven hour lamb. Very simple but Absolutely fabulous.

TrinityRhino Sat 15-Oct-11 16:30:21

roast chicken, roast pots, roast carrots, roast parsnips, carrots, brocolli, peas and gravy

boring I know but I love it grin

Pancakeflipper Sat 15-Oct-11 16:33:46

I am off to TrinityRhino's that's my ideal Sunday meal too (except for the peas).

jenni75 Sat 15-Oct-11 17:18:06

Would second trinity but with yorkshire puddings, yum yum!

jenni75 Sat 15-Oct-11 17:19:16

should have said yorkshire puddings as well grin

GuillotinedMaryLacey Sat 15-Oct-11 17:31:07

Lamb, yorkies, lovely crispy roasties, lots of gravy and veg if you must

tb Sat 15-Oct-11 18:32:44

Pork shoulder braised overnight in cider, then blasted in the top of a very hot oven to crisp skin, with roasted spuds, sprouts, and the juice reduced to gluey consistency. An proper apple sauce without sugar Yum!

AngelDog Sat 15-Oct-11 23:22:39

Ooh, venison - that'd get my vote.

Slow-cooked lamb would be next. Nom nom nom.

pregnantpause Sun 16-Oct-11 09:07:44

I second lamb and yorkshire puds. Lamb juice makes the best gravy.

LynetteScavo Sun 16-Oct-11 09:11:06

Lamb at this time of year? I'd go for beef.

neverbeenproudertobewelsh Sun 16-Oct-11 14:20:41

I'm trying the slow roast pork recipe recommended by Lorraine Pascalle. Will let you know how it turns out.

bigTillyMint Sun 16-Oct-11 14:31:51

ntbptbw, let us know how it goes - I want to give that one a go!

neverbeenproudertobewelsh Sun 16-Oct-11 16:45:03

I think I need to namechange back to my more pronounceable name!!

hobnobsaremyfave Sun 16-Oct-11 19:30:16

pork was very yummy grin

RiffRaffeta Sun 16-Oct-11 19:46:47

We have friends over for lunch next Sunday.

I'm doing 24 hour slow roast pork with mash or baps and apple sauce, veg on side
And Bramley Apple cheesecake for pud

bigTillyMint Sun 16-Oct-11 19:47:41

Great - will try it nest Sundaygrin

annoyingdevil Sun 16-Oct-11 20:42:44

Did the Lorraine Pascale slow-roast pork today - absolutely scrummy

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