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St.Stephen's Day

Always a more relaxed affair than Christmas Day, St.Stephen's Day is a chance to kick back, relax, enjoy some delicious leftovers or an easy cold spread. We’ve got some lovely food ideas right here

St.Stephen's Day ham

No post-Christmas feast would be complete without a delicious ham with a sticky and sweet glaze. It’s a great centrepiece if you’re entertaining, and works with everything from crusty bread to zingy salads and leftover festive cheeses.

Our Collection St.Stephen's Day decorated ham is responsibly sourced from M&S Select Farms we know and trust. A dry-cured ham, matured for 17 days and roasted with a spiced, orange glaze for a delicious citrus finish, it’s tender, succulent and full of flavour. Serve with piccalilli, mustard, pickles and crusty bread for the ultimate relaxed lunch.

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The perfect pie

Our handcrafted pork, chicken and stuffing layered pie is just the thing for your St.Stephen's Day feast table. Layered with marinated chicken and topped with pork as well as sage and onion stuffing, it’s encased in an irresistible hot water crust pastry complete with a seasonal message from Santa. Serve with quick-pickled onions, made by steeping baby onions in cider vinegar, salt, sugar, a sprig of thyme and a dollop of mustard.

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Whip up the ultimate St.Stephen's Day toastie

Transform your leftover ham into this indulgent toastie, which makes a hearty and indulgent brunch or lunch.

Ingredients (serves 2)

2 slices of ham
200g brie
2 tbsp merry berry jam
6 slices sourdough bread

Slice the brie and roughly chop the ham and set aside. Lightly toast three slices of M&S sourdough bread, then, just before you’re ready to take it out from under the grill, add the brie slices to melt a little.

Remove from the grill, sprinkle the ham on top and add 2 tsp of merry berry jam. Repeat for a second layer then add your final slice on top.

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Try a sweet brunch idea

For a sweet brunch, this festive French toast is a great way to use up any leftover Christmas pudding and mincemeat.

Melt a scoop of butter in a pan, then thickly slice some brioche. Spread with M&S clementine curd, add the mincemeat and crumbled Christmas pudding, then gently fry in a pan until golden and slightly melted.

Remove from the pan and serve with a large dollop of Collection salted caramel cream for a wonderfully indulgent brunch.

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Turkey katsu curry

Chef Chris Baber’s turkey katsu curry is a great way to use up any leftover turkey from Christmas Day.

Made with onions, sweet potato, coconut milk and Cook With M&S katsu curry paste, it’s brimming with flavour and super easy to whip up.

Serve it with lime wedges and fresh coriander over rice, a jacket potato or with naan bread for a flavourful St.Stephen's Day meal.

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