Chef Gives Advice on Crafting Regal Menu Before Coronation

  • The British King’s Coronation is two months away, to kick off proceedings a Coronation Toolkit has been released, which features information about the event and how to mark it.
  • And now a culinary expert has shared top tips on how to recreate the Royal menu at home, taking inspiration from the Toolkit.

  • Lamb, Asian-style marinade, aubergine and strawberry and ginger trifle are all included in the Coronation menu, but there’s no coronation chicken in sight suggesting King Charles is adding his own stamp to the carefully crafted menu.

While the official coronation of King Charles II will not be held until May 6th 2023, organisers are getting prepared and have released a range of useful templates and materials to help you with your Coronation celebrations.

The Coronation Toolkit includes three suggested recipes to honour the king. For such a grand occasion, you would be right to assume that coronation chicken might feature as part of the big day, but according to the official website it doesn’t make an appearance.

All three recipes are far removed from the simple coronation chicken invented for the late Queen’s coronation. The menu has been curated by three well-known British chefs.

First up is chef Ken Hom’s Coronation Roast Rack of Lamb with Asian-style Marinade, followed by Nadiya Hussain’s Coronation Aubergine. For dessert is a British classic, Strawberry and Ginger Trifle curated by Adam Handling.

Experts at meal-box delivery HelloFresh has shared some tasty recipes inspired by the Coronation Toolkit with an Aussie twist, to celebrate the occasion.

Lamb Recipes

Sticky Roast Lamb Shoulder & Potatoes with Fennel & Tomato Salad

Enjoy a ‘royal-approved’ home cooked meal with minimal prep and fuss. Simply pop the ingredients in the oven to cook and quickly assemble for a delicious and wholesome dinner. This lovely lamb dish comes together in three simple steps, you can find it here.

Roast Lamb with Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

There’s nothing like a bit of wholesome and sweet root veg to bring out the flavour of succulent roast lamb. For the perfect lamb, we recommend cooking only for 25 minutes or so for a really tender, rare finish.

Rosemary & Garlic Lamb with Dauphinoise Potatoes

Roast a tender and succulent lamb rump that’s just right for a small gathering, like the King’s Coronation. With all the flavour of traditional roast lamb, plus a decadent potato bake on the side, this dinner includes everything you need for a special occasion meal.

Aubergine Recipes

Roast Eggplant with Tahini Yoghurt

We’ve given eggplant the royal treatment, serving it it up in a huge, regal slice. Courtiers tahini and yoghurt conspire together to play a part in the festivities, all top a bed of jewelled couscous. Long live the Eggplant!

Harissa & Honey-Glazed Eggplant with Greek-Style Salad & Pistachios

When you slather eggplant with harissa paste and honey and pop it in the oven, it transforms into a melt-in-your-mouth veggie that deserves centre stage on your plate. Serve with oregano potatoes and a fetta-adorned salad, plus a creamy garlic yoghurt and sprinkle of pistachios for the finishing touch.

Trifle Recipes

Pineapple & Passionfruit Brioche Trifle with Coconut Caramel & Nuts

Eat your way through layers of coconut caramel, charred pineapple, sweet brioche and tangy passionfruit. A modern twist on the British classic, worthy for any occasion.

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