4 Steps to a Sensational Easter Roast

4 Steps to a Sensational Easter Roast

19 February 2024

For foodies, Easter is one of the most wonderful times of the year. We've got four key things you need to consider for a successful Easter roast.
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For foodies, Easter is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Despite all the chocolate you've got to tuck into, a beautiful piece of lamb with perfect roast potatoes and seasonal veg is the real star of the show.

The pressure can be on when you’re cooking for a crowd, even if you tend to cook a roast most Sundays. With a little planning and enough time to spend in the kitchen, you can rustle up a truly sensational Easter roast.

Here are the four key things you need to consider for a successful, mouth-watering roast:

Circulon Saucepan Set

Invest in the Best Cookware for Smashing Your Easter Roast

When you’re feeding a crowd, you need cookware that won’t let you down. For parboiling potatoes, preparing vegetables and making a homemade gravy or jus, you’ll need different sized pans, so it makes sense to invest in a pan set to ensure all your pans are of the same quality.

At Circulon, we’re confident we have the ULTIMATE Easter Cookware Set, featuring all the Non-Stick Pans, Ovenware, Bakeware and Knives you need! If you want to inject newness to your Kitchen cupboards with your Spring clean, our pioneering new range, ScratchDefense™ A1, lasts 130x longer than the competition with laboratory tests simulating 200+ years of daily wear and tear!

Each one of our pan sets is oven-proof up to variable temperatures, so you can take your meat straight from the hob to the oven. Plus, everything is dishwasher-safe, so you don’t have to spend hours washing up.

We’re so confident in the quality of our pans that we also offer a hassle-free lifetime guarantee. So, if you’re not happy with their non-stick performance, we’ll replace them for free, meaning you can tuck into a delicious roast every week.

Circulon Roasting tray and rack with beef in oven

Decide on the Centre Piece of Your Roast

Lamb is the traditional choice for an Easter roast, and it’s particularly delicious covered in a marinade made from olive oil and rosemary, plus a few chilli flakes for a bit of a kick. Massage this all over your lamb, sear it and then transfer to a roasting tray and cook in the oven. Ask your butcher or check the packaging to determine exactly how long you need to cook it for. 

We've also got a fantastic recipe for a Braised Lamb Leg with Cumin and Saffron from Marcus Wareing - this makes a stunning Easter feast!

If you fancy beef instead, our recipe for roast beef with garden herbs and gravy is a gorgeous way to cook beef in the springtime.

There’s no reason why you couldn’t go with fish either; A salmon-en-croute would make a stunning Easter table centrepiece.

Circulon rosemar6y and herb roast potatoes

Maser the Art of Crispy Roast Potatoes

No roast dinner is complete without a roast potato, and Easter is the perfect time for your potatoes to shine. 

We believe that the secret to the perfect roast potatoes is the right roasting tray - you won’t go wrong with one of our non-stick trays that’ll make sure you don’t lose any of those mouth-watering crispy bits to the bottom of your kitchenware.

We've got Marcus Wareings' top tips for crispy roast potatoes, let him walk you through his secrets for the perfect crisp coating and fluffy interior.


Circulon pan with seasonal veg

Cook Easter Veg to Perfection

Spring vegetables bring a seasonal flourish to your Easter meal. We recommend quickly frying some asparagus spears and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice. 

Purple sprouting broccoli is another seasonal favourite and brings a pop of colour to your plate! Steamed and finished with a lemon-garlic butter, you'll make the most of this special vegetable. 

You'll also find the early carrots available now, and this can be roasted with a drizzle of honey, or steamed for something a little lighter - as you prefer! 

We should all be making a conscious effort to eat more seasonally, and the produce on offer at this time of year is especially tasty.

No matter how you decide to cook your veg - steaming it, boiling it or even stir-frying it for another layer of texture - a pan set from Circulon won’t let you down. 


Lay Your Easter Table

Laying a table for Easter is an opportunity to create a festive and inviting atmosphere for your guests. Select a tablecloth or table runner in pastel colours, such as soft pinks, blues, or yellows, to evoke the spirit of spring. Add a floral centrepiece, using fresh flowers or an arrangement of artificial blooms.

When it comes to dinnerware, opt for elegant plates, bowls, and glassware that complement the overall theme. Complete the table setting with polished cutlery, folded cloth serviettes, and delicate tea lights or candles to add a warm glow.

To enhance the Easter ambiance, incorporate decorative elements that symbolise the holiday. Scatter colourful plastic or chocolate eggs around the table, or arrange them in a decorative basket. Consider adding small nests filled with sweets or chocolates as charming accents. Add a touch of nature to your table by incorporating spring-inspired elements such as fresh greenery, sprigs of lavender, or tulip blossoms. Finally, don't forget to add personal touches like place cards with your guests' names or handwritten notes expressing Easter wishes. Pay attention to the details and your Easter table will make for a memorable celebration!