It is no small task to prepare an amazing menu and dinner ideas for Christmas that is surely going to warrant a lot of praises for your culinary prowess. Therefore we have listed some amazing dinner ideas and menu that you can incorporate in the list. These are all customary and traditional dishes with twists—from roasted duck to English trifle—and with heavy garnishing. This is surely an exhaustive list of food items for the ultimate feast this holiday season.
Spicy Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs
A true Christmas menu must have the traditional ‘Spicy Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs’ that would impress the friends and family like no other. These are super easy to cook and can be done with the help of BBQ sauce. The slow cooking is the preferred method for a recipe like this.
Homemade Eggnog Pudding
An essential pick for the Christmas holiday menu would be the sweet, traditional taste eggnog pudding. This is quick to make when you are running out of time and also make sure to garnish with cream and nuts for additional touches. If you want, you can also make this flavoured according to preferences.
Honey Glazed Ham
This mouth watering recipe would make your Christmas Dinner menu a spectacular one. Every crowd loves a recipe like this. The richness and deliciousness of the dish with spices like cardamom, cloves, and pepper would enhance the taste buds like no other. You can also improvise a little with this traditional dish as well.
Turkey dishes are just not for thanksgiving alone. You can easily incorporate lovely turkey dishes like these into the Christmas dinner menu for 2019. The glaze of butter over the meat with the right amount of spunky herbs, salt, and pepper would make this finger-licking good. Make sure the top is crispy, too.
Classic Beef Wellington
The gourmet dish was named after Duke of Wellington, and it is a traditional British dish for Christmas. It takes a little more effort and patience to pull off a preparation like this, but rest assured—it is worth preparing. You mainly need Beef and Chicken along with an array of spices and garnishing items.
It is another common British side dish, the batter of which is prepared with the help of eggs, flour, and milk or water. The pudding can be served with a variety of main course fit for the Holiday season. This is extremely versatile customary dish that have been enjoyed by various people all over the world.
Marsala Stuffed Mushrooms
If you have been planning for a delicious delicacy of a savoury appetizer for the Christmas holiday menu 2019, then the ‘Marsala Stuffed Mushrooms’ would be the right pick for you. The crispy breadcrumbs, delicious sausage and mouth-water cheesy flavour would enhance the taste buds of your guests like no other.
Grilled Lamb Chops
A customary and elegant fine dining item that should definitely make it to your Christmas menu list for the year 2019. Make sure your lovely grilled lamb chops are tender, juicy, delicious and fabulous in taste with class combination of mustard and breadcrumb crust layering.
Marinated Roast Beef
Marinated Roast Beef is another fabulous dish for the non vegetarian lovers for the Christmas to be enjoyed with the family and friends. To prepare this, make sure to marinate the beef overnight as this will help the meat to be tender and give the appropriate flavour. Half the battle can be done with the marinating, followed by slow cooking.
If you are new to cooking o you haven’t roasted meat before, it would be a great idea to add chicken to the list for beginners. Unlike, tricky red meat, it is fairly easy to roast chicken and it comes out as tasty and spicy as per your preferred choice of herbs and spices. It can be served with an array of side dishes.
Roasted Salmon with Creamy Horseradish
How can one beat the deliciousness of a salmon dish with horseradish sauce for the holiday season? If you have been planning for some amazing seafood recipe, then this is an amazing pick for the menu of 2019. The smokiness adds the zing to the preparation.
Pork Tenderloin Roast with Herbs
The customary Pork Tenderloin Roast with Herbs recipe is something every family has its own for the holiday season. All you need is a handful of chosen herbs, the oven for baking and a little effort in marinating the pork pieces. The flavour of juicy red meat is the actual thing you would want for the holiday menu.
Crispy Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
A lovely decadent recipe for the Christmas season would ‘Crispy Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon’. Add the lovely garnish of walnuts, pecans, or even slivered almonds if you can’t get hold of pine nuts easily.
This traditional British dessert for the holidays should make it to your menu for Christmas 2019. The soft spongy cake, combined with the variety of juicy fruits like strawberry and berries would definitely impress your sweet tooth. Also, do not forget about the whipped cream, sweet jelly and the lovely pudding to go with it for the garnish as well as the flavour.
Duck à l’Orange
This recipe migrated from Italy to France and has a very rich history behind it. The trick of the recipe is to make it with bitter oranges to keep the overtly sweet taste away from the dish. There are various ways to make this traditional French preparation for the Christmas.
A classic Creole Reveillon is best served with vintage wine for the Christmas celebration. This French dish is prepared with a variety of ingredients from southern Louisiana and is a century old dish. It can also be a great item for Thanksgiving dinner.
Roast Cornish Hens
Packed with some delicious flavours, these Cornish hens are a great substitute if you do not prefer hams for Christmas dinner. These are much more impressive than regular chicken roast and extremely easy to prepare for a beginner. Needless to say, it is a mouth watering dish with the right amount of spices and melted butter. The baking time is approximately one hour.
This amazing dish called ‘Beef Bourguignon’ is best served with parsley over mashed potatoes for the holiday dinner. You need a variety of spices and bacon, beef, vegetable and red wine to prepare this recipe for the impressive dinner arrangement. The approximate cooking time in over is one and half hour to two hours minimum.
If you are a vegetarian, then this is the recipe you would surely want to make for the holiday. This cheesy and nutrition rich lasagne has a lovely flavour on its own. The dish is comprised of fresh vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots and spinach. You can also add a variety of cheeses as well.
Baked Loaded Sweet Potatoes
If you have been meaning to prepare a fully-fledged Christmas Recipe and Menu, then you need to take into account the importance of side dishes that go along with the main course. This ‘Baked Loaded Sweet Potatoes’ is a versatile side dish with the inclusion of amazing cheesy and veggies that would go with various main courses.
Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Veggies
How can someone ignore the lovely Christmas dinner item—the Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Veggies that taste so fine with vintage wine? The rich flavour of cheese along with an array of vegetables like with cauliflower, tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, bell peppers and other garnishing items with herbs and parsley is just simply amazing.
Grilled Salad with Escarole and Apples Recipe
All you need are lemons, olive oil for mixing, large head escarole, kosher salt, thinly sliced garlic and Dijon mustard to make this quick and easy holiday salad for the guests to be served with the main course for Christmas dinner. Make sure you mix the items really well before serving.
Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
Smashed potato is an item that goes with every red meat recipe but if you wish to bring a nice twist and crispiness to the dinner menu, then ‘Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Fresh Herbs’ is a great option for that. All you need is to toss the potato in olive oil or bake in oven for the love golden brown colour.
Cheddar Apple Pie
This is another lovely customary dinner menu item for Christmas 2019-Cheddar Apple Pie. The sweet taste of the apples paired with the richness of cheesy melts would indulge your taste buds like no other. The crispy crust should be golden light brown in colour. It is guaranteed that your guests will love this inclusion.
The Christmas Recipe and Menu Ideas of 2019 are incomplete without the lovely addition of the cheesecake that would please the crowd easily. There are various recipes of these available on the internet to make it easier for you.
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