Ham or Lamb? Dad Cooks Easter Dinner 2016
Ham or Lamb? What do you cook on Easter? Spring lamb is the answer for most families. My wife’s family loves ham – they don’t think it’s a holiday unless there’s a ham on the table. My family’s tradition is a little different – steaks grilled late at night, after the Easter vigil mass. Diane and I have a mix of both, now – steak on Easter Eve, ham on Easter.
If you’re responsible for Easter Dinner, here are a few Dad Cooks Dinner recipes to get you going. Ham, Lamb…and a steak. They are all grilling recipes – regardless of the weather, I consider Easter the start of the grilling season. 1
|Rotisserie Ham with Orange and Honey Glaze|
I love ham on the rotisserie – I get the best crackling skin that way.
|Grilled Ham with Honey Bourbon Glaze (picture at the top of the post)|
If you don’t have a rotisserie, or don’t want to go through the extra effort, ham on the grill is almost as good – which means it is fantastic.
|Rotisserie Fresh Ham with Injection Brine|
Fresh ham is not what I consider “ham”. Forget pink, cured meat; this is a leg of pork roast. (Which may be a good think, if you prefer the taste of roast pork to cured ham.)
|Rotisserie Whole Leg of Lamb with Orange and Fennel Dry Brine|
All the ham recipes are impressive, sure. But this whole, bone-in leg of lamb will really wow your guests.
|Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb, Dry Brined|
This is my quick lamb recipe – boneless, butterflied leg of lamb is easy to grill, slice, and serve.
|Grilled T-Bone Steaks with Mediterranean Marinade|
This is my Easter Eve meal – grilled T-Bone steaks. I can taste them already…
Happy Easter, everyone!
What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below.
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Especially with this year’s mild winter. I’m more worried about a rain out on Easter than a snowstorm.↩