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KITCHEN NOTES

CHRISTMAS FOOD FOR EVERYONE

KITCHEN NOTES

CHRISTMAS
FOOD FOR
EVERYONE

Whether you’re feeding a crowd, going veggie or want to impress gluten-free guests, we’ve got your big-day feast covered. Indulge in these delicious, hassle-free seasonal treats

 

Serve sensational starters

Kick off your feast with a starter to wake up guests’ taste buds. For something light to enjoy with a glass of champagne, serve our Speybay sweetcure smoked salmon, with its umami dulse seaweed dressing, on rye toasts with lemon wedges. Or opt for an easy-peasy seafood dish, such as our ready-to-go crab and avocado spheres (great for gluten-free guests); elegant teardrop salmon mousses; layered salmon terrine, or indulgent lobster and prawn thermidor shells.

Fancy something heartier? Treat guests to a golden pastry-clad sausage roll garland, a wedge of handmade Tudor pie filled with tangy cranberries and rich pork meat, or velvety Brussels pâté spread generously over melba toasts.

And don’t forget the veggie option – this light, bright, sweet potato salad beautifully captures festive flavours, with roasted sweet potatoes, red onions and baby kale, brought together by a sweet-but-smokey chipotle dressing that you can add just before serving.

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SUPER STARTERS

Wow with a wonderful main course

Whether you’re catering for a big crowd or a smaller group, make a delicious main course the star of your festive lunch. If you’re opting for the traditional turkey, go for the best: our award-winning Pembrokeshire Bronze free-range bird is slow grown, so the meat stays perfectly tender. Go all-out and serve a tempting roast gammon alongside (also a winner in the leftovers sandwiches).

For smaller gatherings, try our boneless, easy-to-carve Oakham turkey breast, filled with herby gluten-free sage stuffing, or mix it up with this luxurious duck roulade with a pork and plum stuffing. Expecting veggie guests? Cue our gorgeous ricotta stacks with mushrooms, leek and kale, or, for vegans, a jewel-studded vegan nut roast. Fish fans, meanwhile, should try our impressive three-fish roast: salmon fillet stuffed with smoked haddock, king prawns and oozy cheese sauce.

Don’t forget to serve a spread of sides and luxurious garnishes, like our impressive gluten-free stuffing wreath: after all, Christmas lunch is all about indulgence.

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MARVELLOUS MAINS

Choose desserts to die for

No matter how many extra helpings of turkey you’ve enjoyed, there’s always space for dessert – especially when they’re as dazzling as these. Our chocolate and cherry dessert is a real crowd-pleaser and, with its chocolate mousse and hidden cherry centre, it wouldn’t look out of place in the window of a French patisserie.

Equally impressive are our chocolate pine cones: mousse-filled chocolates, dusted with edible gold glitter for a touch of festive sparkle. Fancy something fruity? This terrine, with its layers of white chocolate panna cotta and raspberry and prosecco jelly, glows with Christmas colours. Gluten-free guests will delight in our Madagascan vanilla cheesecake, while little ones will love our fun and festive Jolly and Holly chocolate dessert, made without gelatin, so it’s suitable for vegetarians.

Can’t decide? Serve a selection of sweet bite-sized treats, and don’t forget some top-quality cheeses and a classic Christmas cake to enjoy with a cuppa and a glass of port as the night falls.

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SWEET ENDINGS

Editor: Heather Taylor / Photographer: Martin Poole / Food stylist: Kim Morphew / Prop stylist: Susie Clegg / Art director: Susie Davidson

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