Starter ideas for xmas day

Starter ideas for xmas day

Festive starter recipes

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

Starter ideas for xmas day

Christmas starter recipes

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

10 Quick Christmas starters

A selection ofstarters catering to veggies, vegans and meat eaters – no guest will go hungry with these simple, elegant Christmas recipes that can be plated up in 20 minutes and under. 

Starter ideas for xmas day

Crispy pan potatoes – video

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We don’t usually bother with a starter tbh.

If I do one, I tend to just do melon and port (cliche I know but I like it!) or soup.

Otherwise I’d just griddle some asparagus and have it with a drizzle of balsamic, some parmesan shavings and some toasted pine nuts. Then have a rest before the main course!

Starter ideas for xmas day

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Looking for easy starter recipes? Try one of our dinner party starters for simple but impressive entertaining. We have vegetarian starter recipes from creamy burrata to stunning courgette flowers and smart soups with pickled mushrooms. Or try one of our seafood starters – scallops, ceviche, smoked salmon and more. 

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Rinse the artichokes, chop roughly, then add them to the leeks together with the bay leaves, a little salt and the stock. Bring the liquid to the boil, then lower the heat so the soup simmers gently, letting it cook, with the occasional stir, for 25 minutes until the artichokes are soft enough to crush.

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Sheila, would you believe that I have also been making this for years. When I started to make it I was a teen and this along with the bread sauce(which I will have on the blog tomorrow) was my job! My boys now all choose brie as their starter but I still make this for my Dad. A lovely, refreshing starter!

Its that time for year when everyone goes mad, planning and spending over the odds for one meal on Christmas Day!  I don’t want to sound in any way Bah Humbug as I am the worst.  It’s only the second time in my life that I have hosted Christmas for all the family and I

Extra special salmon tarts

Served with a tartly dressed green salad, this soup is hearty and filling enough for a light supper. I like the convenience of using chicken broth, but if you have a good beef broth on hand, feel free to use it for even deeper flavor.