With Christmas just around the corner and preparations for the big day well underway, it's imperative to have a plan for Christmas dinner. Even if it will just be for those at home this year, celebrate in style with a selection of our favourite festive recipes, planned into a menu.
From vegetarian and vegan dishes with tasty meat alternatives, to more traditional plates packed with flavour, there's sure to be something suitable for all tastebuds.
Our in-house recipe developer, Paulene Enigbokan, has collated some of her festive favourites for the first Christmas Day dinner menu. A spicy starter tickles the tastebuds, followed by the choice of two deliciously meaty mains and a whole host of delicious sides. Finish the day with a drink or two, and a Fully Loaded Leftovers Toastie!
A twist on the traditional Prawn Cocktail, made with garlic and a hot chilli mayonnaise, served with toasted brown seeded bread
A traditional roast turkey, roasted with fresh lemon and thyme
Slowly roasted in garlic, red onion, rosemary and red wine
Garlic and Thyme Roast Potatoes
Pigs in Blankets
Rum and Citrus Soaked Fruit make this classic pudding a real treat, served with Vanilla Custard, or Brandy Butter
Mixed Cheese Board with Ginger Loaf
Sponge Topped Mince Pies and Brandy Butter
A Selection of Coffees (see our Christmas Coffee Advent Calendar for Ideas)
Made in the Dualit Sandwich Cage, using all the above main ingredients, chopped and then sandwiched between two slices of buttered sourdough
Luxury French Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallows
A Stiff Brandy
For those going meat and fish free this Christmas, try our selection of vegetarian dishes made into the second festive menu. Be inspired by hearty mains and seasonal sides, with a selection of cheeses and chocolate truffles for afters. Many of these recipes are also vegan friendly, or can be made vegan with slight alterations - look for the (Ve Option) sign and go to the 'Tips' section in each recipe for guidance!
Parsnip Soup with Crunchy Chestnut Topping by Higgidy, served with Buttered Sourdough Toast (Ve Option)
Caramelized Butternut Squash with Whipped Feta Zhoug (Ve Option)
Beetroot and Goats Cheese Crostini
Garlic Bruschetta with Tomato & Sweet Onion (Ve Option)
Vegan Nut Roast (Ve Option)
Vegan Wellington (Ve Option)
Roast Sweet Vegetables (Ve Option)
Sweet Potato Mash (Ve Option)
Coleslaw with Apple and Red Onion (Ve Option)
Cranberry Relish (Ve Option)
Easy Gravy (Ve Option)
Mince Pie Ice Cream (Ve Option)
Mixed Winter Berry Pavlova (Ve Option)
Jaffa Cakes (Ve Option)
Millionaires Shortbread (Ve Option)
Irish Coffee (Ve Option)
Made using all the ingredients from the Nut Roast main, placed between two slices of buttered sourdough and toasted in the Dualit Sandwich Cage (Ve Option)
Homemade Ginger Beer (Ve Option)
We've collated some of our favourite festive recipes to create these three delicious menus. Discover how to make these dishes for yourself!
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