Getting together with your family and friends that you have not seen in ages is always a cause of celebration. And nothing beats catching up on lost time over a couple of drinks and a mouth-watering spit roast pig from Victorian Golden Roast. But to ensure everyone leaves your home with a belly full of food, you have to serve your main dish with some delectable side dishes that will compliment it well. When it comes to a spit roast pig, you want to serve side dishes that will balance its natural saltiness. Here are three delicious side dish ideas you can serve with your main meal.
- Cream spinach
A balanced side that is sure to surprise and delight your guests will be creamy spinach with mushrooms. It is easy to make a side that will take you less than 10 minutes to prepare. You can heat oil in a pan, stir in some leeks and mushrooms and cook them until they are transparent. Add your spinach into the pan and cook until soft before adding some salt and pepper for some flavour. Then complete the dish by adding cheese and cream and stir in the heat for about five minutes.
- A fruit and veg bake
An unusual yet satisfying side dish is the pumpkin, sweet potato and pear bake. This dish takes just over an hour to complete but it takes 10 minutes to prepare. All you need to do is preheat the oven to 180 °C, put the butter on a baking tray followed by the pears, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Once the vegetables are in the tray, dribble some olive oil over them and add cumin seeds then bake it for 30 minutes. You can then mix honey, sugar and cinnamon over the bake vegetables and then bake for another 30 minutes.
Traditional coleslaw is a fantastic dish that will add a refreshing taste to your spit roast pig meal. An easy recipe to follow is to purchase a cabbage and remove any blemished leaves then chop them into strips. This will be followed by peeling and thinly slicing carrots then mix the cabbage and carrots along with lemon juice, salt and cinnamon into a large bowl to mix. After mixing, leave it to stand for about 20 minutes then use a colander to drain the mixture. Add some mayonnaise, mix it some more and there you have it.
These dishes will work well with your roast and your guests will be spoilt for choice as to which side they prefer. They are easy to prepare and you will have enough time and energy to plan the rest of the day together with your loved ones.
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