I have been doing a lot of research to find a selection of the best recipes for Christmas day. Here is my choice of the top 10 recipes out of the hundreds I have seen – but if I have missed yours and you think it pushes one of these recipes off their top spot then please SHOUT – or even better send me the link and preferably your photo!
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At Number 10 – Christmas Turkey by Ed Blaines as seen on Lorraine and shown on ITV.com
This is a step by step guide to making Turkey on Christmas Day with Pork, sage and fruit stuffing and rashers of bacon covering the turkey.
At Number 9 – Christmas Roast Turkey with apple and cider from Barbarac from MyDish
I love the cider and apple combination which makes the turkey really moist and gives a fabulous flavour to compliment the roast.
Number 8 is Ottolenghi’s Marinated turkey breast with cumin, coriander, and white wine
This is a marinade of parsley, mint and corriander, garlic and cumin mixed with lemon juice and white wine to make the marinade and then the turkey breasts are soaked in the marinade for 24 hours before roasting.
Number 7 Jamie Oliver’s easy Christmas roast duck with port gravy
I love the combination of flavours rubbed on the duck – rosemary, thyme, orange zest and nutmeg. and the duck is then stuffed with orange halves, garlic and sprigs of rosemary.
Number 6 Roast Turkey with American Apricot stuffing by Delia
The Apricot stuffing is what makes this work a try with an Apricot Madeira sauce. Also what you get with Delia is an easy guide as to how long to cook different sizes of bird – Talking Turkey
At 5th Position is Roast Goose stuffed with Apples and Prunes by Anna Burges-Lumsden featured on Delicious magazine
The bird is stuffed with a mixture of chopped pitted prunes and peeled, cored and chopped apples. Then rub salt and pepper over the goose and roast. The trick here is about 15 minutes before the end of cooking, carefully pour a ladleful of cold water over the bird. This will help to crisp up the skin.
Number 4 is Lemon Roast Turkey with Hazelnut & Fig Stuffing by Nora featured on MyDish
To make the stuffing first fry the onions and garlic and then mix in the breadcrumbs, chopped figs and chopped haslenuts, lemon rind and parsley – I suppose what make this a top 10 choice for me is the combination of ingredients that you add to the roast that give the turkey a slightly different flavour.
My Top 3 Christmas Dinner roasts
At 3rd place Gordon’s Christmas Goose as featured on BBCGoodFood
The spices used here are Chinese 5 spice combined with lemons and limes which you mix together and rub over and inside the bird. Then stuff the Goose with the zested fruit and roast.
No2. -Marmalade Glazed Ham by Nora on MyDish
You have to have a roast Ham for Christmas dinner and this one is shmeared with marmalade before roasting – yummy.
Number 1 Christmas Dinner recipe – Spiced and super juicy roast Turkey by Nigella Lawson as featured on Foodnetwork.com
This technique uses a big pot of liquid to submerge the Turkey in (for 5 hours) mixed with a combination of honey, cinnamon, star anise, ginger and mustard seeds. Once removed from the liquid – bast the turkey with maple syrup heated together with butter and then roast.
Whichever recipe you choose to try this year take a photo and share your tips. Merry Christmas xxx