festive menu ideas
Christmas Dinner

Festive Menu Ideas

With all the planning that goes into Christmas Day, it’s easy to forget to plan for the other meals in between. Don’t worry, there’s still time! In need of some ideas for your festive menu this Christmas? Here is our top pick of celebrity chef festive menu ideas using some impressive cuts of meat.

Delia Smith’ Collar of Bacon – Delia usually cooks this on Christmas Eve, but this would also make a great Boxing Day lunch or New Year’s Eve dinner. Easy to make, can be served either hot or cold, and depending on how many you are feeding, there will be plenty of leftovers. Perfect in sandwiches or alongside other meats, especially turkey. You can use either gammon or collar of bacon for this recipe.

Another delicious and interesting ham recipe is Nigella Lawson’s ham in coca cola. With just a few ingredients, this recipe is simple yet effective.

Our British Lamb Guard of Honour is perfect if you are looking for something that looks and tastes impressive! Serve it whole for a decorative centrepiece, or slice into tasty lamb chops and for something different, serve with roasted vegetables and boiled potatoes like Jamie Oliver’s Roast rack of lamb with crushed potatoes. For something more traditional and festively inspired, stuff your lamb guard of honour with a zesty orange and date stuffing, with a marmalade and orange liqueur glaze.

Rib of beef is equally as grand, as well as versatile, complimenting many different flavours. A classic garlic and rosemary combination from Jamie Oliver, or something more festive such as a pepper crust with mulled wine gravy or roasted with a cranberry and red onion relish.

That’s some of our top picks for a festive menu if would like something other than turkey this Christmas. What’s your favourite festive treat?