The following is some suggestions of what is tasting lovely at the moment and great for either reviving an old tradition or starting a new one for your Easter of sharing delicious and ethical meats with loved ones.
A glazed ham is a fabulous Easter tradition to revive, you can get really fancy with decorating and trendy with glazes, like Coke, Ginger Beer & Chilli Honey or keep it classic, loads of recipes are available online and you can steam bake or poach (read boil lightly) and bake, depending on the equipment you have and your preference, we suggest a read of Felicity Cloake’s always delightful “How to cook the Perfect” series on the subject (yes we know it’s focused on Christmas but the principles are the same). Then run with whichever sounds too your taste.
If you think there is enough sticky sweetness in your house from the Easter egg bonanza, try a favourite of ours from Delicous Magazine - Crackling Ham......
Chicken - simple, great value, crowd pleaser hard to go wrong really, our Fosse Meadows chickens are big, tasty, happy and juicy.
Rib of Beef - an impressive centrepiece for any feast table, a selection of native breed dry aged ribs in stock
French Trimmed Rack of Pork - economical crowd pleaser that looks a lot fancier than you're everyday roast, try our recipe from earlier in the year
If your heart or stomach is still set on something sheepy, maybe try this recipe for a cracking surprise at the table. Or talk to the folks in the shop about ordering a loin of Hogget or one of our stuffed easy carve legs. We suggest cooking Hogget exactly as you would cook lamb.
We are now taking orders, pop into the shop, or call us and don't forget your extras like, eggs, stock, pate, Luchito smoky Chipotle Chilli Honey, World of Zing Flavoured Salts, Spice Mixes & Chillies, Hartland Pork Pies, Vadasz Deli Pickles, Rosemary or Mint Jelly & Mustards.
Forest Hill Shop Open - Good Friday and Easter Saturday from 9:30am til 4pm, closed Easter Sunday Ph 0208 291 4219
Bermondsey Arch open Saturday 8am til 2pm Ph 02082914219 for orders
Brockley Market 10am til 2pm Ph 02082914219 for orders
"A lamb only has 2 legs and a gammon can become a ham but ham cannot become a gammon….."
- anonymous butcher,Easter, every year.