Ham or Lamb? Dad Cooks Easter Dinner 2016

Grilled Ham with Honey Bourbon Glaze

Grilled Ham with Honey Bourbon Glaze

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

DSC_0131Rotisserie Ham with Orange and Honey Glaze
I love ham on the rotisserie – I get the best crackling skin that way.
IMG_3529Grilled 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.
DSC_0874-25281-2529Rotisserie 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.)
DSC_4958Rotisserie 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.
Lamb-restingGrilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb, Dry Brined
This is my quick lamb recipe – boneless, butterflied leg of lamb is easy to grill, slice, and serve.
DSC_6494Grilled 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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  1. Especially with this year’s mild winter. I’m more worried about a rain out on Easter than a snowstorm.

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  1. My rain chances for Easter just went down, so I’m going to try the grilled butterflied leg of lamb. This post made me do it. Will serve with tzatziki, tabouleh, and pita bread. Maybe some Greek style potatoes too.

  2. Bill Spearman /

    Gonna do a ham soon. Need to remember that ham, turkey and prime rib roasts are great anytime, not just holidays. So easy and so versatile……….

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