Kings Charles's coronation is around the corner, on a long bank holiday weekend. There is no better way of celebrating than dishing up some of the most iconic British dishes with a Twist!
As we know, a coronation is a momentous occasion where a new monarch ascends to the throne. It is a time of celebration and grandeur. Of course, food is an essential part of any celebration - in this article, we will give you the 10 most iconic British dishes for the occasion.
Coronation Chicken Salad: A classic British dish, coronation chicken salad is a must-have. To make this dish simply mix shredded cooked chicken with a creamy dressing made of mayonnaise, curry powder, and mango chutney. Serve it in a bowl garnished with fresh coriander leaves and toasted almonds.
Beef Wellington: The perfect fit for a king's feast the beef Wellington is a classic dish that originated in England. To make this dish, sear a beef fillet in a hot pan until browned on all sides. Spread a layer of pate on top of the beef and wrap it in puff pastry. Bake it in the oven until the pastry is golden brown and the beef is cooked to your liking. Serve it with roasted vegetables and a rich gravy.
Crown Roast Of Lamb: Crown roast of lamb is a show-stopping centerpiece for the coronation feast. To make this dish, form a crown shape with lamb chops and tie them together with kitchen twine. Season the lamb with garlic, rosemary, and salt, and roast it in the oven until it is cooked to perfection. Serve it with roasted potatoes and a mint sauce.
Royal Pavlova: For Dessert, we would recommend serving a royal pavlova. To make this dish, beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks, then fold in sugar, cornflour, and vinegar. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet in a circle shape and bake it in the oven until it is crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Top it with whipped cream and fresh berries for a regal touch.
Crown Roast Of Pork: For the perfect roast, start with high-quality pork with a nice layer of fat to keep it moist whilst cooking. Allow the meat to come to room temperature before cooking, this helps it cook more evenly. Make sure to tie the roast securely so it holds its shape while cooking. Serve with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts and glazed carrots.
Lobster Thermidor: When preparing the lobster, be sure to save the shells to use as serving dishes. Make sure to cook the lobster until it's cooked through and tender, then remove the meat and chop it into bite-sized pieces. When making the sauce, make sure to whisk constantly to prevent the egg yolks from curdling. Serve with a side of roasted asparagus and crusty bread.
Chicken Cordon Bleu: To ensure the chicken cooks evenly, use a meat mallet to pound the chicken breasts until they are an even thickness. Make sure the ham and cheese are thinly sliced so they cook quickly and don't overpower the chicken. Serve with a side of roasted root vegetables.
Baked Salmon With Lemon and Herbs: For the best flavor, use fresh herbs and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the salmon just before baking. Make sure not to overcook the salmon, as it can get dry and tough. Serve with a side of wild rice pilaf and sauteed green beans.
Beef Stroganoff: When cooking the beef, make sure not to overcrowd the pan, as this can cause the meat to steam instead of browning. Use higher-quality sour cream and beef stock for the best flavor. Serve with a side of buttered egg noodles and sauteed mushrooms.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes: When mashing the potatoes, make sure not to overwork them, as this can cause them to become gummy. Use high-quality butter and heavy cream for the best flavor and creaminess. Serve with a side of roasted carrots and sauteed kale.
Enjoy the coronation in style with the most iconic British dishes to go with it. Have a great bank holiday weekend from the team at Geepas!
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