Your Easter Lunch, Sorted!

There’s just a day to go now before the egg hunts begin, and if you’re looking for inspiration on what to serve up (besides chocolate) this Easter, we’ve got you covered! Why not go classic with a potted seafood starter, followed by a tasty main from chefs James Martin and Ainsley Harriott? Then finish things off with a cute carrot cake from the BBC Good Food Magazine Team, perfect with a cuppa. PLUS, read on to discover Easter inspiration from some of our BBC Good Food Show Summer producers.

Here's a taster of what's on our menu this Easter...


Classic potted shrimps by James Martin

This simple, yet elegant starter is the perfect way to get lunch started. It only requires a few ingredients, and best of all, it can be made the day before! Giving you more time to get on with that all important egg-hunt…

Find the recipe here


Main Course
Herb-crusted leg of lamb with red wine gravy by James Martin

If you’re heading down the traditional Easter lunch route, then James Martin’s leg of lamb is the perfect recipe to try! The breadcrumb coating made with parsley, mint, rosemary and garlic surely makes it a cut above the rest; it’s guaranteed to feed a crowd. 

Check out the full recipe here

Want more from James Martin? Then don’t miss him at the BBC Good Food Show Summer in Birmingham! You can catch him in the Big Kitchen on Saturday 17th June, tickets are available now via our website.

Halloumi kebabs

Vegetarian Alternative
Halloumi kebabs with thyme and lemon baste by Ainsley Harriott

Keen to get the BBQ fired up? (who isn’t!?) Then try this tasty veggie alternative from Ainsley Harriott. With just a few simple ingredients, plus a fresh and zingy baste, these vegetable skewers are a real treat for any spring BBQ.

Check out the full recipe here

Great news! You can also catch Ainsley Harriott at the BBC Good Food Show Summer in Birmingham! See him in the Big Kitchen on Sunday 18th June, tickets are available now via our website.


Carrot patch cake by Cassie Best

Everyone will be hopping in line for a slice of this adorable carrot cake! Bake the carrot cake in a loaf tin, and then get creative with fondant icing and cream-cheese frosting. Simple but effective we think!

Hop to the recipe here


Family Projects
Chocolate Pizza by Barney Desmazery

For a bonus treat, why not get the whole family involved in making this indulgent chocolate pizza? Yes, you heard us right! Forget cheese and tomato, top this beauty with your choice of marshmallows, banana, pretzels, whatever you fancy! To make this pizza gluten free, why not try one of Hungry Scarecrow’s Gluten Free Pizza Base Mixes? We’re thrilled that they will be joining us at BBC Good Food Show Summer this year, showcasing their ancient grain pizza and bread mixes.

Find the recipe here

More Easter treats from our show producers…

With such a wonderful range of artisan producers and big brands joining us this summer, you’ll be sure to find that special something to make your summer extra flavoursome. From kimchi with a kick, to gourmet seasonings and picnic perfect scotch eggs, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a little taster of what to expect…


BoTree Seasonings

Searching for that perfect seasoning for your Easter lunch? Then look no further than BoTree’s organic, ethically sourced and delicious spices. From peppers and seasonings to spices and sauces, you’re certain to find the right match for your dish.

Spice things up here

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Brownie Che

Prefer your chocolate in brownie form? Then new producers to the show Brownie Che are surely for you! Homemade brownies made with the freshest ingredients, there’s even an Easter selection available featuring Cadbury’s Creme Egg, Cadbury’s Mini Eggs and After Eight!

Find out more here


Made’s Banana Flour Co.

Looking to bake your own Easter treats? Then check out Made’s Banana Flour Co (yes, you heard us right!) for a unique gluten free flour alternative. With a selection of premixes for breads and cakes, as well as whole variety of baked goods to purchase, you can’t help but be tempted.

Check out their Facebook page for inspiration 

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, we wish you a delicious Easter! And if you’re tempted to learn more about our producers, why not meet them in person at our BBC Good Food Show Summer!