Not decided yet what you are going to cook for Christmas?

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

Scampi Tartare with Apple

Hot-Smoked Duck Breast with Plum Chutney

Lobster Carpaccio with Gorgonzola Sauce

Vitello Tonnato

Smoked Ham of Lamb

Corn Soup with Crab

Primi Piatti (Pasta and Risotto)

Pheasant Ravioli

Ravioli with Scallops and Parsnip

Ravioli with Eggplant and Lamb

Jerusalem artichoke risotto

Risotto with Jumbo Shrimp

Truffle, Leek and Shallot Risotto

Smoked Celeriac Risotto with Scallops

Fresh Pasta with Rabbit

Butternut Squash Lasagne

Ravioli with Smoked Salmon

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)

Beef Braised in Barolo

Roe Deer Venison Sous-Vide

Stuffed Fillet of Venison

Lamb Shoulder Sous-vide with Goat Cheese

Italian Fish Soup

Scallops and Shrimp with a Vanilla Sauce, Pea Puree and Parsnip Puree

Hare Loin with Sauerkraut and Chestnuts

Stewed Hare



Pear-Ricotta-Almond Cake

Black Forest Cake

Cantuccini with Vin Santo

Cake with Plums, Almonds, and Orange

Pear Tart

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?

  1. 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.


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