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Menu ideas for Christmas

Christmas cooking can be daunting. The pressure to make it good, make it tasty, and just make it work is big. Planning ahead is the key.

It always starts with choosing the right menu. Sorting out what you’re going to cook and when, and then prepping the dishes, is the secret to Christmas Day success.

Think easy starters and alternative main courses, sides that are worth it for the leftovers alone, and mouth-watering desserts that’ll leave you with a big old smile on your face. Don’t forget about the vegetarians and vegans. Here are some of the recipes for a Christmas meal a little different from the traditional ones.

Smoked salmon spread

Smoked salmon spread

Black caviar

Black caviar

Beetroot salad with seeds

Beetroot salad

Lobster bisque

Lobster bisque

Beetroot borscht

Beetroot borscht

Sarmale – Nests of meat stuffed wine vines rolls

Sarmale

Stuffed peppers with turkey breast

Stuffed peppers with turkey breast

Baked vegetables with rice

Baked vegetables with rice

Fish fillet

Fish fillet

Spicy turkey breast in beer sauce

Spicy turkey breast

Desserts

Chocolate baklava

Chocolate baklava

Baked apples

Baked apples

Chocolate dipped mandarin slices

Chocolate dipped mandarin slices

Enjoy! Have fun cooking!

12 thoughts on “Menu ideas for Christmas

  1. oh the sarma(le) and the baklava are turkish foods! except we use pistachio or walnuts for stuffing the baklava and sugar syrup too, and some butter must be involved.

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