SO YOU DON’T LIKE TURKEY?
WHY NOT CONSIDER THESE 6 FESTIVE ALTERNATIVES ON CHRISTMAS DAY
1. VADOIVAN SPICED LEG OF LAMB
is an Indian-style spice blend from France, it can include fried onions, garlic, curry leaves, cardamom, fenugreek and mustard seeds.
You can mix the spices with butter and peppercorns to form an aromatic crust for lamb. If you have trouble finding adouvan, curry powder is fine as a substitute.
2. JAPANESE BEEF STEAK
Japanese Beef Steak is close to western steaks with exception to the sauce. The sauce is a soy sauce based sauce, a little bit like Teriyaki sauce but maybe less sweet.
The ingrediants are readily available and include garlic cloves, sugar,soy sauce ,saki,a little oil , seasoning and of course the steak of your choice.
3. SALMON FILLETS STUFFED WITH COD
A really simple dish to make and with a little dressing will impress your gusts in christmas day.
You will need salmon fillets, skinless cod pieces, lemon, a sprig of dill, oil and salt and pepper for seasoning. What’s more it’s really simple to make and only takes around 45 minutes to cook in the oven until crispy.
4. ITALIAN STYLE ROAST PORK WITH CRACKLING
This rich, crackling coated roast pork with intense garlic, lemon and herbs flavours is divine.
Simply melt butter in a roasting dish and combine olive oil, seasoning , garlic and onions. Place the pork on top then rub in the mixture then cover with foil ready for cooking.
5. THREE BIRD ROAST
A Three Bird roast is simple to cook and easy to carve, with no bones to worry about it’s all meat.
You can find most supermarkets will stock three bird roasts, but if you fancy something a little different then consider visiting a farmshop or free range specialist.
Over the last few years more and more people are eating out and you will find curry houses are open for business on Christmas Day.
Fancy eating at home? well i’m sure if you ask your local restaurant nicely they will offer a take away service. Failing that why not have a go yourself.