I’ve been cooking Christmas dinner for my parents every year for about 20 years now. I’ve already decided on the menu for this year, but I can’t post the recipes yet as most are new recipes that I can only share with you after I’ve made them and taken pictures. The only recipe that I’m going to make that I’ve blogged about before is Corn Soup with Crab. If you’re still undecided what you are going to cook for Christmas this year, perhaps the following suggestions can be helpful. They are recipes that I posted over the last year that I think are suitable for Christmas dinner if you’re looking for something new rather than turkey. Most recipes come with wine suggestions. If you have a question about finding a matching wine (either for a dish below or for another dish), just leave a comment below and I’ll try to respond as soon as possible.
Roe Deer Carpaccio with Herb Salad
Hot-Smoked Duck Breast with Plum Chutney
Lobster Carpaccio with Gorgonzola Sauce
Primi Piatti (Pasta and Risotto)
Ravioli with Scallops and Parsnip
Ravioli with Eggplant and Lamb
Truffle, Leek and Shallot Risotto
Smoked Celeriac Risotto with Scallops
Smoked Eel and Celeriac Risotto
Secondi Piatti (main courses: meat & fish)
Sous-vide Pigeon with Smoky Pigeon Jus
Turbot and White Asparagus Sous-Vide with Hollandaise Sauce
Rosa di Parma (Stuffed Beef Tenderloin)
Lamb Shoulder Sous-vide with Goat Cheese
Scallops and Shrimp with a Vanilla Sauce, Pea Puree and Parsnip Puree
Hare Loin with Sauerkraut and Chestnuts
Cake with Plums, Almonds, and Orange
I had a lot of fun selecting these, and am now very hungry! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
10 thoughts on “Not decided yet what you are going to cook for Christmas?”
Fabulous collection of delicious dishes!
Thanks! It was fun to go back in time like this.
I’m getting hungry too! Nice selection of dishes Stefan. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and catch you in the New Year! 🙂
Thanks, you too!
How can you do this to me! It depresses me at how far I have to go to produce food of this quality. In truth, it inspires me. Brilliant food explained so even a part timer like me can understand it all. Keep at it.
Thanks, Conor, you are too kind!
Merry Christmas you guys! Have a wonderful one and best wishes for a fabulous 2013!
Buon natale anche per te 🙂
A great round-up, Stefan. I won’t be cooking this Christmas but will be dining with family.
I hope your Christmas and New Year’s are very special.
Thanks, I hope yours will be too!