So you’ve walked down the aisle and said your vows; the flowers are wonderful and the sun has come out for the photos. Everything is going wonderfully, but one thing that can make or break a wedding is the food. Whether you get it right or get it wrong, it’s definitely something your guests will remember!
When it comes to choosing a main course it’s best to stick to the classics and not go off piste. As much as you might like haggis or venison cooked medium-rare, you can be sure that anything unusual will only ever appeal to half of the room. It’s a much better idea to play it safe and go for something you know the majority will enjoy.
Really you’re looking at a red meat such as beef, white meat such as chicken or a popular fish such as salmon. These recipes give you great examples of all three that give you classic staples with a luxurious twist – great to try at home or to serve on your special day.
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The sauce may take a bit of time in this eye-catching main course, but with the addition of Madeira giving the dish a touch of luxury it will make this rib eye one to remember. Slowly roasting tomatoes in the oven gives them a gorgeous flavour, and the polenta chips are a twist on the classic accompaniment to a gorgeous piece of beef. This is a must-try dish for any steak lover.
Chicken is the one meat that you really can’t go wrong with – there’s no argument about how it should be cooked, and its delicate flavour goes well with a huge range of ingredients making it the perfect centre piece of many a seasonal dish. This recipe makes the most of simple ingredients, resulting in perfectly crispy roasted chicken breast on a bed of creamy mash with pine nuts and spinach… simply divine! Visit Great British Chefs for more chicken recipes
There are few sights more appetising than a fillet of fish, perfectly cooked, atop a bed of mashed potato. The pairing of salty chorizo in this recipe from Adam Gray means the dish is very much on-trend, and classic English peas lend vibrancy and colour to the plate. Salmon is the more risky out of the three ingredients, as some people simply refuse to eat seafood, but if you know your guests and are looking to fish as your main you can’t go wrong with this recipe.
All full recipes are available by clicking on the title of the dish. For more food ideas take a look at our ‘delicious ideas’ section.
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