Easter is almost here, and that means it’s time to visit your local Butcher Shop MA! If you waited until the last minute and think you may be out of options, we can help! At Main Course Market, we offer an extensive selection of deli options with meals designed for every occasion. And while honey ham may be the main entrée on most Easter menus, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few entrée ideas to consider!
Of course, the biggest alternative to ham for Easter is lamb. Lamb is an age-old tradition on Easter because of its symbolic nature to the Sabbath for the Jewish religion and Jesus Christ in Christianity. Lamb is considered more tender than mutton (sheep older than one year), and it is best served grilled or lightly roasted with fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme. Plus, there is a wide range of health benefits in lamb, including a significant source of omega-3 & omega-6 fats and minerals, including Selenium and zinc.
Turkey & Chicken
If you’re not into lamb or ham, turkey and chicken are always great options. Marinated, oven-roasted, grilled–regardless of how you serve turkey and chicken, these two types of meat are always delicious! Complete your Easter entree by cooking with Mediterranean spices and serving with gravy. Plus, these meat types have a wide range of health benefits, including high protein levels, vitamins and minerals like B Vitamins and zinc, and even some anti-cancer properties!
Fish & Vegetarian Options
Fish and Vegetarian options are typically served during Lent for most Christians, but these are also great entrees on Easter Sunday. Many types of fish (and shellfish) can be served, such as Salmon, Trout, and Lobster. Fish is among the healthiest food groups, with a high amount of protein, vitamins and minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, which help heart health. If you choose to serve a vegetarian Easter entrée, there are plenty of menu options to choose from, with eggplant rollatini and stuffed shells being top on our list! Health benefits of a plant-based meal include a large dose of vitamins and minerals and heart-health benefits!
Shop at Your Local Butcher Shop MA
If you need a last-minute Easter entrée, choose The Main Course Market! We have an extensive selection of fresh meats from the deli and daily prepared meals, salads, and pasta dishes. We offer menu options for every guest, as well as catering for any event!