Festive Recipes

Christmas food means different things to different people.

It’s likely you will have a number of big occasions over the festive period, which always lasts far more than one day, requiring anything from a full sit-down meal for your extended family to cruisey brunches with friends. Whatever the occasion and whatever your budget, there’s something for everyone in the following list.

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Roast Turkey  With All the Trimmings

Rolled Turkey Breast  with Macadamia

 RoastTurkey  Rolled Turkey Breast

Roast Chicken with Lemon Stuffing

Baked Ham with Honey and Orange  Glaze

Roast Chicken with Lemon and bacon Stuffing

Baked Ham with Honey adn Orange Glaze

Twice-cooked Duck breast

Drunken Chicken

 Twice-Cooked Duck Breast  Drunken Chicken

 Duck Salad

 Roast Pork with Onion Gravy

 Duck Salad with Hoisin Dressing


Prawns with Two Sauces

Baked Salmon

 Prawns with Lemon Remoulade and Chilli Dipping Sauce  Baked Herb Salmon

Lemon Pepper Fishcakes

Salmon Fishcakes

Lemon Pepper Fishcakes with Romesco Sauce

salmon cakes

Thai-style Fishcakes

Crab and Camembert Tart

Thai fish cakes

Crab and Camembert Tart

 Seafood Kebabs with Lime and Chilli Butter

 Sweet Potato Rosti with Trout and Horseradish Cream

 SeafoodKebabs  Sweet Potato Rosti with Trout and Horseradish Cream

 Salmon Rillettes


Cranberry sauce

Nice Bread Sauce

Cranberry Sauce


  Perfect Gravy

Cherry chutney



Mango Avocado Salsa



Perfect Roast Potatoes

Hasselback potatoes

Roast Potatoes


Broccoli gratin

Honeyed carrots

Broccoli Gratin

honeyed carrots

Green beans in mustard sauce

Duchesse sweet potatoes

Green Beans in Creamy Mustard Sauce

Duchesse Sweet Potatoes

Roast brussels sprouts

  Sweet potato and tomato crumble

 Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Walnuts  Sweet potato and tomato crumble

Roast vegetable gratin

Confit potatoes

 RoastVegieGratin  SONY DSC

 Lemony Green Beans

 Lemony Green Beans


Insalata Caprese

Peach & parsley couscous

 Insalata Caprese  Honeyed Peach and Parsley Salad

Potato salad

Zucchini & mozzarella salad

Potato Salad


Indian-spiced carrot coleslaw

Mark’s cabbage salad

Indian-spiced carrot coleslaw

Mark's cabbage salad

  Pasta salad

Rice salad

pasta salad with red capsicum and cashew


Spinach, fetta & sweet potato salad

Quinoa with fig & cranberry

Spinach Fetta and Sweet Potato Salad

Quinoa with Fig and Cranberry

Pear and rocket salad


 SONY DSC  peperonata

Mary’s apple coleslaw

Watermelon, strawberry and fetta salad

 SONY DSC  Watermelon and Strawberry SaladSalad


 Mince pies

Choc-hazelnut buche de Noël

 Mince Pies  Choc-hazelnut Buche de Noel

 Nan’s Christmas Pudding

 Christmas pudding ice cream

 Christmas Pudding  ChristmasPuddingIceCream

 Hard sauce


 Hard Sauce  Custard

 Two minute berry sauce

 Raspberry  Semi-freddo

 2minstrawberrysauce  RaspberryPistachioSemifreddo

 Chocolate polenta cake

 Berry and cream pannacotta

Chocolate Polenta Cake


  Rhubarb and Strawberry Trifle

 Chocolate tart with sugared cherries

 RhubarbCustardTrifle  Chocolate tart with Sugared Cherries

 White chocolate and strawberry tart

 Coconut pannacotta with poached cherries

 WhiteChocolateStrawberryTart5  CoconutPannacotta

 Berry Clafoutis

 Berry and White Chocolate Clafoutis

Breakfast & Brunch

 Green eggs and ham

 Berry bruschetta

 Green Eggs and Ham  BerryBruschetta

Florentine cups

 Panettone french toast

 FlorentineCups1  Panettone French Toast

 Blueberry pancakes

 Spinach ricotta frittatas

Blueberry Pancakes

Spinach Ricotta Frittatas

 Eggs Benedict

 Perfect Potato rosti



 Bacon and egg tarts

 Roast Tomatoes


 Baked Tomatoes

 Mum’s Fry-Up (Bubble and Squeak)

 Nectarine Frangipane tart



 Smashed Avocado & Salmon Bruschetta

Mango Bellinis



 Moscow Mules

Moscow Mule



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