Spoil Mum with a homemade feast this Mother’s Day

Apr 5, 2024

Mother’s Day is just around the corner!

What better way to show Mum how much you appreciate her than by treating her to a special homemade feast?

This year, skip the crowded restaurants and busy cafes. Instead, gather the family together in the kitchen to create a meal that Mum will love.

At Australian Butchers Store, we believe that the key to a memorable Mother’s Day lunch or dinner celebration lies in the quality of the ingredients used.

That’s why we’ve put together a collection of easy-to-cook recipe ideas featuring the finest cuts of meat, perfect for spoiling Mum on her special day.

From succulent roast lamb to juicy beef tenderloin steak, each dish is designed to be kid-friendly, simple to make, and most importantly, super delicious!

Mother’s Day in Australia, 2024

Mother’s Day in Australia falls on the second Sunday of May every year.

As such, the dates differ from year to year. In 2024, we’ll be celebrating the special mothers and mother figures in our lives on Sunday 12th May.


Spoil mum with these irresistible Mother’s Day meals

Roll up your sleeves, don your aprons, and let’s get cooking.

1. Succulent roast lamb

Impress Mum with the classic flavours of roast lamb infused with fragrant rosemary and garlic. Our tender lamb cuts ensure a juicy and flavourful dish that the whole family will love. 

Tips for the perfect roast lamb

As the cooler weather sets in, this dish serves as a comforting and nourishing option to embrace the season’s chill and keep you warm from the inside out.

Start with the right cut

Choose a quality lamb roast, such as leg or shoulder, for the best results.

Season generously

Rub the lamb with olive oil, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, salt, and pepper to enhance its flavour.

Let it rest

After cooking, allow the roast lamb to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. This helps the juices redistribute, resulting in tender and succulent meat.

Don’t forget the sides

Pair the roast lamb with classic sides like roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, and mint sauce for a complete meal.


2. Juicy beef tenderloin with mushroom sauce

Treat Mum to succulent beef tenderloin smothered in a rich mushroom sauce. 

Our premium cuts guarantee a melt-in-your-mouth experience that will leave Mum feeling truly spoiled!

Tips for succulent beef tenderloins

Choose the perfect thickness

Opt for steaks that are at least 2.5cm (1 inch) thick to ensure juicy and tender results.

Season well

Instead of salt alone, try seasoning your steak with a blend of kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a hint of smoked paprika for added depth of flavour.

Mind the temperature

Allow your steak to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking. This will help to ensure even cooking throughout.

Test for doneness

Instead of relying solely on cooking time, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak for your desired level of doneness.

Rest with care

After cooking, cover the steak loosely with foil and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to be redistributed evenly.


3. Tender pork belly with crispy crackling

Savour the irresistible blend of tender pork belly and crispy crackling. Our premium pork cuts ensure a dish that celebrates the richness of flavour and texture. Follow these simple tips to elevate your pork belly game.

Tips for the perfect crackling

Score the skin

Use a sharp knife to create a crosshatch pattern on the pork belly skin. This technique creates superior crackling and rendering of fat.

Season generously

Enhance the pork belly’s taste by rubbing it with a blend of salt, pepper, and your preferred herbs or spices. Some of our favourites include garlic, dried rosemary, fennel, and sage. 

Remember the cooking rule: low and slow!

Achieve tender meat and crispy crackling by cooking the pork belly slowly at a low temperature, whether in the oven or on the barbecue.


4. Classic chicken parmigiana

Indulge in the classic comfort of chicken parmigiana – gourmet-style! Mum will love the crispy coating, melted cheese, and juicy chicken beneath. Follow our tips to create this easy crowd-pleaser.

Tips for the perfect gourmet parma

Perfectly breaded

Coat the chicken in a mixture of breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian herbs for a crispy exterior and added flavour.

Golden brown fry

Fry the breaded chicken breasts until golden brown and cooked through. Drain excess oil on paper towels before topping with sauce and cheese.

Fresh tomato sauce

Skip the sachets and try making your own sauce instead! Use ripe tomatoes, garlic, onions, and herbs to create a vibrant and flavourful tomato sauce from scratch.

Melted cheese perfection

Top each chicken breast with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese. Bake for a few minutes; until bubbly and golden brown.

Mouth-watering BBQ ribs

Indulge in these flavour-packed barbecue ribs, generously coated in homemade BBQ sauce. With our premium rib cuts, savour tender, fall-off-the-bone goodness!

Tips for finger-licking BBQ ribs

Pre-cook for tenderness

Parboil the ribs in a pot of seasoned water or steam them until partially cooked before grilling or baking. This is a simple yet effective little hack that will ensure tenderness.

Flavourful dry rub

Coat the ribs generously with a homemade dry rub. Combine brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and other spices for a flavourful crust.

Slow and low

Just like pork belly, the key is to cook BBQ ribs low and slow, over indirect heat. This allows the meat to become tender and infused with a smoky flavour.

Homemade BBQ sauce

Create a tangy and sweet BBQ sauce using tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and spices. Baste the ribs during cooking and serve on the side for dipping.


Celebrate Mum and treat her to a special homemade meal this Mother’s Day

Treat Mum to a delicious Mother’s Day meal with the finest cuts from Australian Butchers Store. Buy meat online or visit us in-store for all your Mother’s Day meal preparations!