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Special Recipes to Celebrate the end of Lent

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The 40 day period of Lent, beginning on March 1st and ending on April 15th, historically marks a time of penance, reflection and restraint. If you’re one of the many people currently following the tradition of forgoing your favourite treats, here’s something you can look forward to. Discover our favourite special recipes you can create at home to celebrate the end of Lent.

Sizzling steak fajitas with homemade salsa and guacamole

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Perfect if you’re celebrating the end of Lent with a big get together, Rachel Allen’s sizzling steak fajitas are a fun, crowd-pleasing dish that will let you indulge, whilst remaining guilt-free!

T-bone steak with shallot & tarragon butter

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What could be better when you feel like treating yourself than a good old fashioned steak? The T-bone is commonly considered a cross between the tender fillet and flavoursome sirloin, and this recipe demonstrates the perfect way to cook it, and recommends pairing with a shallot and tarragon butter, and best served with crispy potato wedges and a fresh green salad.

Barbecue rib eye steak with watercress salsa verde

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The eternal optimist in us says it’s never too early to get out the barbecue. A dish that’s perfect for a warm spring day, this rib eye steak benefits from a beautifully fresh salsa verde and the smoky depth of flavour it gets from being cooked over the coals.

Peppercorn studded burger, tricolour slaw & sweet potato wedges

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There’s nothing more indulgent than a beef burger, and this gourmet version makes it all the more special. Served with lightly golden sweet potato wedges seasoned with sea salt and black pepper and a zesty lime coleslaw, it’s the perfect way to end the period of restraint.

Marinated Irish skirt steak on a fresh roots salad and crispy matchstick fries

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This recipe from blogger Miss Foodwise is guaranteed to become a firm favourite at home, and a great way to make use of this undervalued beef cut. As visually appealing as it is tasty, it’s a good dish to suit both winter and summer months.