He’s always been a great source of comfort, so make him something warm and comforting for his Father’s Day dinner. These dishes have been carefully selected to give you options that transport him back to his childhood, combine his favourite flavours and offer a sweet taste of summer – something for every deserving dad.
Whiskey Steak: Steak Your Claim As His Favourite
If your dad worships whiskey and is a sucker for a piece of steak, this is the ultimate Father’s Day dinner dish for him! Choose his favourite cut and cook it to his liking, then serve it with this rich and warming whiskey sauce for steak.
Containing diced onions, beef stock, salt, pepper, full cream and butter, as well as his favourite tipple, this is a decadent enhancement to his favourite meal – especially when served with chunky chips and sautéed mushrooms. Cook the onions with the butter in a pan over a medium heat, once brown, turn off the heat and pour in the whiskey. Once evaporated, turn the heat back on and add beef stock, salt and pepper – let this reduce by half and then whisk in your cream and let it simmer and thicken. A definite winner for a Father’s Day dinner.
Pulled Pork Burgers: Please Him With Burgers
Here’s that taste of summer we promised – pulled pork burgers. If your dad loves a bit of American culture, he’ll no doubt be a fan of pulled pork. This is a perfect dish to serve out on the patio this Father’s Day with a pint or bottle of his favourite beer, surrounded by his loved ones on his special day.
We recommend using pork shoulder for pulled pork, as you need tender meat that is easy to shred and pull. Sear the meat on all sides in a non-stick pan before placing on a wire rack roasting tin. Mix mustard seeds, garlic and black pepper with barbecue sauce and brush all over the meat. Add a cup of water to a roasting tin, cover with foil and cook for 5 hours on 130 degrees (or use your slow cooker if you have one). When ready, drain the juices, pull and shred the meat then serve in a burger bun.
Cheers To Dad, With Easy Roast Chicken
If you were wondering what to cook for Father’s Day this year, that his youngsters can help to prepare, this is a really simple classic that they will no doubt enjoy along with dad at the dinner table.
Take a whole chicken and ask your little helper(s) to remove the string. Simply place 1 whole lemon cut in half into the cavity of the chicken along with 2 garlic cloves. Then let them get their hands mucky by smearing butter all over the outside of the bird. Take some salad potatoes and diced carrots and add them to bowl, toss with oil and then layer around the chicken in a roasting tin. Cook on 180 degrees for 30 minutes and then stir the veg before returning to the oven for another 50 minutes.
Then, for a special Father’s Day twist, remove the chicken and the veg from the tin, using tongs, retrieve the lemon halves and garlic from the centre of the chicken and add to the tin, mashing them down to release all the juices. Add some chicken stock and some soy sauces, mix together and then pour into a sieve to make a jug of lemon sauce to go along with the perfectly cooked chicken and veg.
A Veggie Happy Father's Day: Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie
Looking for a vegetarian Father’s Day dinner? This vegetarian twist on a British classic is perfect for the most patriotic of fathers.
Instead of lamb, replace the meat with chunky carrots which don’t lose their texture when cooked. Fry up some onions and add your carrots, red wine, water and tomatoes then sprinkle in vegetable stock cubes before simmering for 10 minutes. Add lentils and simmer for a further 10 minutes so that the carrots retain their firm texture.
Boil up some potatoes, mash them with butter and season. Then spoon your vegetable stew into a pie dish, top with the mashed potatoes and cheese. Heat the oven to 170 degrees, bake for 20 minutes and then serve with broccoli. Veggie Happy Father’s Day dad!
There you have it – our best Father’s Day recipes to give your deserving dad a dinner to remember. All of the ingredients required, as well as some quick to prepare, pre-made alternatives are available in your nearest SPAR store.
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