Easter entertaining made easy

Jenny Morris and Checkers teamed up preparing an Easter feast to sink your teeth into.

08 Apr 2014
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With summer drawing to a close and the Easter holidays almost upon us there’s only one thing to do – make the most of the sunshine with a delicious Easter braai!

Light the braai this Easter

As every South African knows, there’s more to a braai than simply cooking outdoors. A braai is about sharing food, love and laughter with family and friends and creating memories with every bite.

That’s why this Easter, Checkers has put together a mouth-watering selection of the very best braai ingredients to make your holiday feast as tastier than ever.

And because I know you want your Easter to be as relaxing as possible, I’ve taken the work out of braaiing with two exclusive new recipes! These are all you need to create restaurant-quality dishes in no time, and with no fuss either.

Easy Easter recipes

Taste perfection with a Mediterranean-style calamari salad

To get your Easter feast off to a flavourful start, why not try my Mediterranean-style calamari salad?

With gorgeous, golden Cape Point calamari rings pan-fried to perfection, over a crunchy salad topped with a drizzle of my famous dressing, it’s the perfect starter for a long, languorous Sunday lunch.

Even better, it’s so easy to prepare too! Watch me  whip up this tasty treat in minutes, and learn how to create a calamari salad that will have everyone coming back for more.

Sink your teeth into beautifully seared ostrich fan fillet

Follow up this crowd-pleaser with another of my Easter recipes – this time a main course that’s a feast for the eyes and the palate.

New to Checkers, the ostrich fan fillet is the most succulent ostrich cut, delivering a delectably tasty flavour that’s surprisingly low in cholesterol and saturated fat.

It’s no wonder then that I’ve made it the star of my dish, creating a recipe for seared ostrich fan fillet with a youngberry sauce.

Watch how to cook this tender cut to moist pink perfection and complement it beautifully with lashings of tangy sauce, bursting with fruit.

One serving of this at your Easter braai and it’s sure to become your signature dish at every family gathering to follow.

Find all your Easter favourites at Checkers

Showcasing your family recipes

Of course, if you have your own family recipes that you want to showcase this Easter, you’ll find everything you need to create the perfect holiday feast at Checkers.

From tender Steakhouse Classic steaks to our renowned Championship Boerewors and Certified Natural Lamb, the Checkers Butchery has all your braai favourites, packed with the flavour they’re famous for.

Or if you prefer something a little lighter why not try their range of fresh seafood, to create a mouth-watering platter of salmon, tuna, yellowtail, calamari and prawns to feast on. Washed down, of course, with a glass of something delicious from the Checkers Wine Route.

Holidays should be enjoyed to the full – which is why Checkers has made entertaining as easy as possible for you this Easter.

Visit the Checkers website for more inspiration, and make every moment of your holiday one worth savouring.

Follow me on Twitter at @jennymorrischef for more!

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