Italian Pork Side dishes Xmas recipes

Pancetta and chestnut stuffing

When you are looking for the perfect stuffing don;t get it from the supermarket, make your own!  This pancetta and chestnut stuffing is amazing, the flavours work beautifully and it’s easy to make

Beef British Starters Xmas recipes

Mini Yorkshire Puddings with beef and horseradish

You need lovely little treats and nibbles for all your guests when they pop round at Christmas and what could be better than bite size Yorkshire puddings with beef and horseradish

British Chicken Main course Xmas recipes

Alternative way to cook the turkey recipe

If you’re worried about dry turkey on Christmas then this is just for you, this recipe uses steam to help cook the turkey and involves nothing more complicated than a big roll of tinfoil

British Fish Starters Xmas recipes

Smoked fish pate

Smoked mackerel pate is amazing with oat biscuits and perfect for Christmas party nibbles.  This will take ten minutes to make which means there is more time for gin o clock!

Global Lamb Starters Xmas recipes

Spiced lamb pies

Don’t be put off by the amount of ingredients, to make the perfect spiced lamb pies you need to put in the effort.  These are amazing and another great addition for Christmas snacks

Chicken Italian Starters Xmas recipes

Chicken and pancetta terrine

In vase you need more meat on Christmas this is perfect, this pancetta and chicken terrine is actually quite light and a greater starter or mid course if you don;t have enough food going on already

British Side dishes Vegetarian Xmas recipes

Carrots with sweet orange and thyme glaze

Turkey is important but so are the sides,  this is a great way to elevate simple carrots to  something special by adding an orange and thyme glaze to make them shiny and very tasty

French Pork Starters Xmas recipes

Pork, apricot and pistachio terrine

This is my favourite Christmas terrine, pistachios and pork work perfectly together and the addition of apricot adds a lovely sweetness to the recipe.  This is worth the effort and is relatively straightforward to make

Cocktails Xmas recipes

Black pearl

You need cocktails for Christmas obviously and this one ticks the boxes as it is boozy and has fizz, its an updated version of the screwdriver made decadent for the holiday season