The Great British Sunday Dinner
The famous Sunday Dinner is a traditional British dish that besides being a mix of aromas and flavors is the perfect opportunity to gather family and friends to share stories and great food.
Typically served on Sundays (hence the name), the dish consists of roasted meat at the top of the list, roast potatoes or mashed potatoes, root vegetables (cauliflower or cauliflower cheese, brussels sprouts, peas, carrots, broccoli), Yorkshire pudding , stuffing, all washed down with lots of gravy and mint sauce to accompany.
In addition to Sunday Dinner, the dish is also known as Sunday Roast, Sunday lunch, Roast Dinner, Full Roast and Sunday Joint (Joint referring specifically to the joint of meat). Part of British culture, the meal can be compared to a version of the traditional Christmas dinner.
The family Sunday star is rarely preceded by appetizers. Nobody wants to lose their appetite, everyone really expects it to be the delicious main course.
A juicy roast beef is usually the preferred choice, but it all depends on your preference and your family, and can also be replaced by chicken, lamb or pork.
Want to learn the recipe?
Roast beef with garlic and thyme:
1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)
1 teaspoon lemon peel (finely grated)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
1 clove garlic (cut in half)
3 pounds beef roast (eye of round, top round, sirloin roast, etc.)
Garnish: thinly sliced red onion
Garnish: tomato slices
Steps to make it:
1-Heat the oven to 450 F.
2-In a small bowl combine butter, lemon peel, thyme, salt, and pepper.
3-Rub garlic halves over the surface of beef roast.
4-Spread butter and herb mixture over roast, coating the beef thoroughly on all sides.
5-Place the meat on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast uncovered in the preheated 450 F oven for 10 minutes.
6-Reduce temperature to 325 F; roast the beef about 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes longer. A meat thermometer should register about 145 F for medium.
7-Remove roast from oven, cover loosely with foil, and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
8-Place slices on a serving dish and place onion and tomato slices around the edge.
9-Serve immediately and enjoy it!