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Sweet Miso Pork

Sunday lunch ideas for entertaining this weekend, from immediate family to a host of friends, including perfect roast chicken, roast goose and miso roast pork

Need some Sunday lunch ideas to wow your family and friends on Mother's Day? Here you'll find the best Sunday lunch recipes that are guaranteed to impress.

We've made sure you've got everything you need to guarantee a fabulous Sunday roast - all the sides, condiments and of course pudding too. From perfectly marinated meats to flavourful stuffing, and with both decadent desserts and lighter options, look no further for an unbeatable guide to planning the perfect roast.

It's easy to get stuck in a cycle of cooking the same thing every Sunday, so we've included some interesting alternatives to what you might normally have.Take thissweet miso roast pork recipethat is sweet, sour and sticky all at once, and slow cooked to perfection. Everyone will be stuffed, but happy! There's nothing better than bringing your family together over a wonderful meal.

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Main: Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder With Plum Sauce

Main: Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder With Plum Sauce

Feed a crowd with this melt-in-the-mouth slow cooked shoulder of pork. Marinating the meat the day before can save you some extra time the next day, as well as allowing the flavours to fully develop. This tender and succulent pork pairs perfectly with a sweet sauce. A homemade plum sauce is the ideal accompaniment, and tastes far better than anything you could buy in the shops. Get the recipe here: slow cooked pork shoulder with plum sauce .

Main: Tikka Roast Chicken

Main: Tikka Roast Chicken

Curry is one of the nation's favourite dishes, but it needn't be limited to your Friday night takeaway. Why not try a spicy spin on your Sunday roast with this tikka roast chicken? Indian side dishes like sag aloo and a vibrant chutney complete make for a fragrant and flavourful take on this family favourite. Get the recipe here: whole tikka roast chicken .

Main: Roast Rib of Beef with Red Wine Gravy

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Main: Roast Rib of Beef with Red Wine Gravy

What better way to honour a beautiful piece of beef that with a robust red wine gravy. A truly special gravy needs to be made with a good quality stock - it's worth investing a little to get the best results. Serve with all the usual trimmings to upgrade your classic Sunday roast. Get the recipe here: roast rib of beef with red wine gravy

Main: Asian-Glazed Gammon

Main: Asian-Glazed Gammon

This gammon is baked rather than boiled, giving it extra flavour and a crisp and golden finish. An asian glaze adds sweet and slightly spicy flavours of the East which will keep you going back for more. Get the recipe here:  Asian-glazed gammon 

Main: Simon Hopkinson's Goose With Roasted Sweet Potato, Carrots and Parsnips

Main: Simon Hopkinson's Goose With Roasted Sweet Potato, Carrots and Parsnips

Instead of sticking to chicken, try roasting a different bird this Sunday. This goose, served with roasted sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips, makes a wonderful alternative. The crispy skin is divine, particularly as the flesh inside is so tender and juicy. The prep time may be a little longer than with other meats, but it's certainly worth the effort.
Get the recipe here: Simon Hopkinson's goose

Main: Roast Chicken with Wild Boar Stuffing

Main: Roast Chicken with Wild Boar Stuffing

Mix up your classic roast chicken dinner by serving it with a mouth watering wild boar stuffing and sweet garlic gravy. Cooking the garlic in the chicken infuses your gravy with even more flavour, and you can make your stuffing while the chicken is roasting to save time!

Main: Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Anchovy Butter recipe-May10

Main: Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Anchovy Butter recipe-May10

Salty anchovies give a flavour boost to this regular roast recipe. The butter can be made using a microwave for extra ease and to free up space on your hob. Spreading this homemade butter under the skin adds moisture and flavour to the meat whilst ensuring a crispy skin. Get the recipe here:  Roast chicken with rosemary and anchovy butter 

Main: Roasted Pork Loin with Baked Apple and Onion Chutney

Main: Roasted Pork Loin with Baked Apple and Onion Chutney

Pork and apple is a classic combination. Making your own chutney is easy, and a great alternative to a shop bought applesauce. The sharp chutney makes a great contrast to the crispy pork crackling, without being too sweet. Get the recipe here: roasted pork loin with baked apple and onion chutney recipe.

Main: Marinated Roast Lamb with Oregano, Garlic and Lemon

Main: Marinated Roast Lamb with Oregano, Garlic and Lemon

Tender and flavourful roast lamb makes for a perfect roast. Marinating the meat overnight in the zesty and herby blend of oregano, garlic, and lemon ensures you get even better texture and taste to your joint of lamb. This recipe gives you a few options on cooking time so that the meat is cooked just as you like.

Main: Easy Roast Duck with Sour Cherry Chutney

Main: Easy Roast Duck with Sour Cherry Chutney

Duck is a smaller bird, so can be a great choice for a Sunday roast or Christmas lunch if there are two to four of you. The tangy chutney complements the richness of the duck perfectly, and if there is any leftover it makes a wonderful addition to a cheddar or ham sandwich!

Get the recipe here: Easy roast duck with sour cherry chutney

Best Nut Roast

Best Nut Roast

The classic vegetarian roast done right. Packed with nuts and seeds and enhanced with fresh herbs and punchy worcester sauce, vegetarians will love this centrepiece to a Sunday roast. Serve with all the trimmings for moreish meat-free meal.

Get the recipe here: The best nut roast

Main: Whole Baked Salmon with Fennel, Ginger and Lemon

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Main: Whole Baked Salmon with Fennel, Ginger and Lemon

Seafood is often disregarded when serving a Sunday roast. Serving a whole fish not only looks impressive, it also makes sure the fish stays moist and delicious while cooking. The cooking juices, infused with lemon, ginger and fennel, can be served alongside the fish as a sauce. Get the recipe here: whole baked salmon with fennel, ginger and lemon   

Main: Vegetable and Truffle Tart

Main: Vegetable and Truffle Tart

For a mort sophisticated alternative to a vegetarian nut roast, try this vegetable tart. Filled with tangy cheddar, jerusalem artichokes, sweet potato, and decadent truffle oil, these tarts are packed with flavour. The tarts can be prepared the day before, with the crumb topping added after they have been reheated before serving.

Get the recipe here:  Vegetable and truffle tart

Side: Braised Red Cabbage with Cranberry

Side: Braised Red Cabbage with Cranberry

Don't just save red cabbage for your Christmas dinner. This sweet and subtly spices side adds a wintry twist to you Sunday roast, and is also a great source of fibre and vitamin C. This can be made up to a moth in advance and frozen until needed.

Get the recipe here: Braised red cabbage with cranberries

Side: Crispy Roast Potatoes

Side: Crispy Roast Potatoes

Perfect roast potatoes are a key component of a roast dinner. The recipe gives you a foolproof guide to making roast potatoes that are crisp on the outside but fluffy on the inside. The trick to getting your potatoes to stay crisp is making sure the fat or oil is hot before combining with the potatoes so it isn't absorbed.

Get the recipe here: Crispy roast potatoes  

Side: Pork and Herb Stuffing

Side: Pork and Herb Stuffing

These stuffing balls are so easy to make, and the addition of fresh sage, parsley and thyme means they are packed with flavour. They can be made ahead and frozen, only needing defrosted then baked for 40 minutes before being served.

Get the recipe here: Pork and herb stuffing balls  

Side: Roasted Parsnips and Carrots in Caramel

Side: Roasted Parsnips and Carrots in Caramel

These sweet and roasted root vegetables are a lighter alternative to a whole serving of roast potatoes, but are still full of flavour. The sweet glaze transforms ordinary vegetables into a stunning side, a great accompaniment to roasted pork or chicken. Get the recipe here: Roasted parsnips and carrots in caramel .

Side: Best Bread Sauce

Side: Best Bread Sauce

This easy yet impressive condiment is the perfect partner to a roast dinner. Making your bread sauce with stock gives a fuller flavour, and the addition of crème fraîche as well as butter makes this sauce even more rich and luxurious.

Get the recipe here: Best bread sauce.

Side: Pigs in Blankets

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Side: Pigs in Blankets

Pigs in blankets make great nibbles for a drinks party, but are also perfect when served with a Sunday roast. Adding a little maple syrup or honey just before they are finished cooking adds an extra sweet and sticky glaze to these festive favourites.

Get the recipe here: Pigs in Blankets

Dessert: Apple and Dark Fruit Crumble with Vanilla Custard

Dessert: Apple and Dark Fruit Crumble with Vanilla Custard

Fruit crumble is undoubtedly a warming winter favourite. The addition of almonds to the crumble mix gives an extra crunch and a smooth, nutty flavour. Best served with a rich vanilla custard or ice cream.

Get the recipe here: Apple and dark fruit crumble

Dessert: Blackcurrant, Mint and Cassis Sorbet

Dessert: Blackcurrant, Mint and Cassis Sorbet

For a light and refreshing way to round off lunch, try making your own sorbet. Making sorbet is far easier than you'd expect, with this simple recipe. An added bit of cassis makes this sorbet go down a treat, but can be missed out to make the recipe more suitable for the whole family.

Get the recipe here: Blackcurrant mint and cassis sorbet .

Dessert: Boozy Tiramisu Torte

Dessert: Boozy Tiramisu Torte

Add some italian flair to your dessert with this torte inspired by the popular pick me up. Coffee and Tia Maria make this rich and decadent treat a great grown up end to a Sunday lunch. Get the recipe here: Boozy tiramisu torte

Dessert: Millionaire's Ice Cream

Dessert: Millionaire's Ice Cream

You don't even need an ice-cream machine to make this delicious ice cream. The three layers of salted caramel, chocolate, and biscuit flavoured ice creams are simply layers into a tin and frozen overnight before being served with a drizzle of melted chocolate for the ultimate luxurious treat. Get the recipe here: Millionaire's ice cream