Father’s Day is the perfect time to show your dad a bit of appreciation. And what better way to do that then through his stomach? Here are our favourite Father’s Day recipes to inspire you.
Oozy, cheesy croque-monsieur. Ah oui oui! Photography: Natalé Towell
Welsh rarebit is cheese on toast, but much better. Rich, nutty Welsh Cheddar Hafod works super-well with the fruitiness of beer and mustard tang in this recipe. For something just as oozy and cheesy, but from the other side of the channel, give this croque-monsieur (pictured) a bash. Alternatively, try making your own homemade baked beans or go the pancake route with an awesome banana & bacon stack.
Roasts to feed a crowd
For an alternative roast, try this melt-in-your-mouth kid goat shawarma recipe
Max out on flavour with minimal effort and opt for a slow-roast recipe. Simply chuck a joint of meat in the oven and let the slow and low heat do it’s thing, leaving you with more time to enjoy some quality family time. Try these epic sweet and smoky pulled pork buns, using few ingredients and not a sniff of liquid smoke. Or deliciously melt-in-your-mouth, tender kid goat shawarma (pictured), served wrapped up in a warm flatbread with garlic yoghurt, herbs, pickles and pomegranate seeds.
On the barbie
If this weather perks up, you can’t beat a good BBQ spread. Is it the ultimate homemade burger, a perfectly cooked rib-eye steak or spicy jerk chicken that’ll please your dad? This jerk tofu recipe is ideal for vegetarians, and for barbecue sides, up your game with charred corn-on-the-cob with lip-smacking chilli and lime butter.
Rich, full of flavour and minimal faff: Beef, tamarind & coconut curry
For a rich, flavoursome curry that requires minimal effort, try this slow-cooked beef, tamarind and coconut curry recipe. Or for the korma lovers among you, this korma chicken curry is delicately flavoured with whole spices and thickened with ground almonds for a nutty creaminess. Alternatively, skip the meat for a baked aubergine and chickpea curry number or this traybaked Thai green fish curry.
Eton mess puds anyone? Check out these 9 twists on British strawberries and cream.
For the chocolate-loving fathers out there, this nutty chocolate cake with both peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut icing is just the ticket. Alternatively, celebrate British strawberry season with these Eton mess-pavlova puds or this perfect sponge cake. Or take a shortcut and check out the bakes over here at farmdrop.com.
Still seeking the perfect Father’s Day present? How about a bundle of sustainable British craft beers, his favourite artisan cheese or a selection of the best pasture-raised meat to throw on the BBQ. Head to farmdrop.com for the full range.