Special Roasts at Zouk
Admit it, just the words ‘roast dinner’ are enough to get your taste buds tingling as you imagine the famous British dish served with succulent meat, seasonal vegetables and lashings of gravy. The innovative chefs at Zouk have been working to add a little spice to the classic dish and have created tasty Special Roasts to serve up meats in an Indian style Balochi marinade.
Perfect for a family meal, Zouk’s whole leg of lamb serves four people and is a great choice for a special occasion. This sumptuous lamb is marinated for six hours in spices which include a mix of yoghurt, mustard oil and a heady mix of aromatic spices including fenugreek, chilli, ginger and garlic as well as Zouk’s own Tikka paste. For a bigger party, the Whole Roast Lamb can serve up to ten people and is marinated in the same Zouk sauce before being stuffed with a spiced rice. All good things come to those who wait, and Zouk’s lamb is slow-cooked until the meat is beautiful and tender.
Food lovers will be happy to know that the typical roast chicken dish has been transformed into a new fun and spicy Indian meal instead. Zouk’s Whole Chicken Roast can serve two people (or one particularly hungry person), and is marinated in the Balochi sauce and served on a wooden board alongside a spicy tikka sauce to pack an extra punch.
As with any good roast, the Zouk Special Roast is served up with fresh green vegetables and new potatoes which are burnished, gleaming and roasted in their skins. Last but by no means least, is gravy, lashings and lashings of thick gravy which is built up from simmering bones and with an added hint of spice from Chili, garlic and ginger to complete the zingy flavour.
We asked Zouk’s Creative Director Mudassar Amjad why he created these new dishes to the menu:
“I’ve always loved the traditional British Roast. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s so homely, comforting and satisfying. Our Zouk roasts have layers of fragrance and we’ve adapted the traditional Balochi spice blends and cooking techniques so we can achieve the same flavours by slowly roasting the meats. Adding roast potatoes and green vegetables sautéed with fresh chillies may not be traditional but the result is a perfect combination of East meets West. Once you’ve tried it you won’t want a roast any other way – the spices and the slow cooking combined make the meat so juicy and tender.”
Zouk’s Special Roasts are available any day of the week you don’t have to wait until Sunday! Lamb Roasts require 24 hours notice. Click here to book Zouk Manchester or Zouk Bradford.