With the beginning of December comes the excitement of the celebrations. The fairy lights are twinkling, mince pies are being eaten and everyone begins their festive planning.
However you decide to celebrate the big day, whether it’s a cosy one with just the two of you or a glamourous party for all your friends, we have the perfect menu for you to serve, from small bites to cracking Christmas centrepieces.
TO START THE DAY...
Begin the festive morning as you mean to go on with a standout brunch served with a glass of fizz… it is Christmas after all!
An exciting way to start the festive fun is with our easy-to-follow Lobster Benedict recipe. With instructions on how to make your very own hollandaise sauce and tips on achieving the perfect poached egg, this is a sublime meal that’ll impress every guest.
Smoked Steelhead Trout with Cream Cheese and Crispy Bacon Crumpets
Why not spoil yourself and others to something different with our Smoked Steelhead Trout with Cream Cheese and Crispy Bacon on Crumpets recipe. With the salty flavours marrying perfectly with the smokiness of the trout, this is a real crowd-pleaser, that not only tastes divine but looks a treat too.
TO START THE PARTY...
To get the taste buds tingling, it’s always a nice idea to serve small bites before sitting down for the much-anticipated Christmas dinner. Both recommended recipes take less than 30 minutes, so if you want to spend more time hosting and less time preparing, these simple small bite recipes are perfect for you to make.
Smoked Salmon Blinis with Caviar
A signature festive dish we all know and love, our Smoked Salmon Blinis with Caviar recipe is one you’ve got to try! Enjoy the delights of soft warm blinis topped with crème fraiche, our bestselling smoked salmon and a sprinkle of caviar. A luxurious bite that’ll leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Scallops with Spicy Chorizo and Chilli
Enjoy the best kind of Christmas canapes with our fresh scallops combined with rich, flavoursome chorizo and spicy chili. Best served with lemon wedges and sliced crusty bread, so you can dip and enjoy the delicious juices collected in the shells.
TO START THE FEAST...
The moment we’ve all been waiting for… We can finally sit down and tuck into the festive feast we look forward to all year. Whether you’re cooking a traditional Christmas meal or opting for fresh fish as the showpiece, we’ve got delicious recipes lined up for you to try.
Last month our brilliant chef, Chris Handley, created a Christmas meal made entirely from seafood with Roast Monkfish as the centrepiece. This is a fantastic recipe for you to make if you’re opting for a healthier fish dish this year or maybe you simply want to intrigue your guests with a unique meal they won’t forget. Best served with a Lobster Bisque Gravy, which you can also find on our recipe page.
Cooked Octopus Tentacles with Chorizo and Potatoes
Alongside the meat or fish, roast potatoes are a crucial element to a wonderful Christmas meal. But this year, why not try something new with our Roast Potatoes cooked with Octopus Tentacles and Chorizo – it’s a showstopping dish with a Wright Brothers twist.