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31st Mar 2021

The perfect Easter Sunday roast with YR Sauce and Magic Oven Bags

Laura Cunningham

Easter Sunday roast

Brought to you by YR Sauce and Magic Oven Bags

Take your Easter Sunday roast to the next level with this delicious new method.

Cooking for your family this Easter just got a whole lot tastier. If you fancy upping your Easter Sunday roast game for the occasion, we’ve got just the thing.

Irish favourite, YR Sauce is not just a delicious dipping sauce, it also adds bursts of flavour to your much-loved recipes. And Magic Oven Bags help lock in those great flavours.

Follow along with Jen’s Journeys as she puts this mouth-watering method to the test. We bet everyone will be asking for your secret ingredient.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your best Easter Sunday roast yet.

The ingredients:

  • 1 large chicken
  • 8 tbsp of YR Sauce
  • 2 Magic Oven Bags
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 parsnips
  • 4 Carrots
  • 8 pieces of asparagus
  • Garden Peas
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 150ml vegetable oil

Once you’ve gathered these simple, Irish ingredients, it’s time to make the magic happen.

The Chicken

Mix five tbsp of YR Sauce and 1 tbsp of rosemary in a Magic Oven Bag, until the inside of the bag is fully coated, before popping your chicken in and sealing. Place the chicken on an oven tray in the centre of the oven. Remember, when cooking a chicken at 190°C in the centre of your oven, cook for 25 minutes for every 500g and then add an extra two minutes on top. Jen used a large 1900g chicken, which took approximately two hours to cook.

The Roasties

Peel and quarter four large potatoes and parboil them for five to seven minutes, or until they’re beginning to soften a little. Place a tray covered with vegetable oil into the oven for 10 minutes, until the oil is piping hot. Drain the water from your potatoes, pop the lid back on the pot and give it a good shake to soften the edges. Carefully spoon the potatoes into the hot oil, turning them over a couple of times to ensure each potato is coated in oil. Cook them at 190°C for 30 to 40 minutes, depending how crispy you like your spuds. (We like them extra crispy around here.)

Honey Glazed Parsnips

Peel two parsnips and remove the core. Slice them into batons and parboil them for five minutes. Using a new Magic Oven Bag, sprinkle in one tsp of flour and two tbsp of honey and spread it around the bag. Add your parboiled parsnips, seal the bag and place on a tray in the oven to cook for 30 minutes.

Flavour-filled Gravy

Add boiling water to three tbsp of onion gravy, one tsp of mixed herbs and three tbsp of YR Sauce.

Peas, Carrots and Asparagus

Peel and chop your carrots and boil along with your garden peas and asparagus. Simmer the peas and carrots for 20 minutes, but just add the Asparagus for the last five minutes.

How delicious does all that sound? Now simply plate it up and enjoy your best Sunday roast yet… Now YR talking.

YR Sauce is Ireland’s original spicy sauce since 1837 and has been in the heart of Irish families for generations. Through its variety of quality ingredients, it has the ability to bring life to various food recipes, whether they are for meat dishes, vegetarian meals or snacks.

Magic Oven Bags, a reliable 100% Irish brand is available in all major retailers nationwide. They’re the perfect choice when cooking chicken, other meats and even vegetables as the bag ensures no spillages or dreaded cleanup.

Brought to you by YR Sauce and Magic Oven Bags