How to enhance your winter roasts

August 25, 2022 (Last Updated: August 11, 2022)
How to enhance your winter roasts

How to enhance your winter roasts. Take your roasts to the next level with these easy tips for enhancing your favourite winter meals!

Side dishes

  • Steam baby marrows, string beans, celery, leeks and peas. Place on a serving dish and season well to taste. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Serve while hot.
  • Roast potatoes and add chargrilled tomatoes and red onion. Season well, drizzle with olive oil and serve.
  • Parboil broccoli, string beans, parsnips and roasted peppers. Season, drizzle with olive oil and serve.
  • Place roasted beetroot and wilted spinach on a serving dish, sprinkle with nuts and rocket, and serve.
  • Mix together couscous, a squeeze of lime, parsley, nuts and currants.
  • Bake baby marrow with mozzarella, mustard and white sauce.
  • Roast together pumpkin, glazed orange, parsley and butter.
  • Roast parsnips and potatoes, and mix well before serving.

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  • Mix together fresh breadcrumbs, lemon zest, walnuts, parsley, olive oil and seasoning. Great with chicken and lamb.
  • Finely chop parsley, thyme, oregano and rosemary. Mix in a finely chopped garlic clove and 1 onion, and season. Drizzle with olive oil. Serve with beef.
  • Mix porcini mushrooms, garlic, parsley and red onion. Season well and drizzle with olive oil. Ideal for beef and pork.
  • Mix fresh sage leaves, melted butter, almonds and cracked black pepper. Great with pork.
  • Try chopped spring onions, cooked wild rice, dried apricots, chopped parsley and olive oil with chicken.
  • Combine crushed garlic, smoked paprika, chopped onion and breadcrumbs.
  • Season and drizzle with olive oil. Works well with lamb.

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  • Chopped olives, fresh basil, chopped chilli and olive oil, for lamb.
  • Mustard, sage and seasoning are great with pork.
  • Salt and pepper, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and white wine are best with beef.
  • Rosemary, Maldon salt, crushed pepper and lemon juice work well on chicken.

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