Christmas Eve Recipe Ideas

By Dominique Halet
Life Section
Christmas is quickly approaching and the time has come to soon send our invitations to the Christmas Eve or Day dinner.

Special occasions are a great time for friends and family and, in order to please our guests, we have to be creative when it comes the time to create our menu. But… if the Christmas turkey is a delicious meal, we would sometimes change our habits and eat something else.

Here is a Christmas menu idea including four different dishes from soup to dessert; which are simple to make special occasion cooking recipes but include a nice alternative to the Christmas turkey.

The portions are calculated for 8 guests.

Soup:

Tomato Cream

Ingredients:

2.2 lb peeled and chopped matured tomatoes

200 g chopped carrots

250 g chopped celery

120 g chopped onions

Chopped garlic (to taste)

1 small box of canned tomatoes

200 ml cream

salt and pepper to taste

Thyme, bay

Oil

2 tablespoon sugar

4 tablespoon red wine vinegar

200 ml water

In a large saucepan, melt sugar with a little water and pour vinegar until reducing

Add the vegetables

Cover and simmer 20 minutes

Mash the canned tomatoes and add them in the saucepan

Simmer 30 minutes

Salt and pepper to taste

Add 200 ml water and then the cream

Blend the soup

Serve hot

Starter:

Avocado cream

Ingredients:

2 chopped avocados

2 lemons (juiced)

2 chopped shallots

2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

Use a fork to mash the avocado

Stir in lemon juice

Add the chopped shallots

Blend all the ingredients

Serve cold in small glasses

Decorate with lemon zest

Main dish:

Christmas Goose

Ingredients:

8 to 10 lb. whole goose

1 chopped onion

1 chopped apples

1 tablespoon dried grapes

Oil

100 ml red wine

500 ml chicken broth

Thyme

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 365 degrees F

Put the oil coated goose in a shallow roasting pan

Tuck the wings and tie the legs together with kitchen string

Put the apples, onions and dried grapes around it

Cook for 3 hours, basting regularly with the cooking juices

Remove the goose from the oven

Pass the cooking juices through a strainer

In a saucepan, combine the fat from the roasting pan, the red wine, the Chicken broth and the red wine

Let cook until boiling and then add floor, stir constantly, until the gravy thickens

Serve with steamed potatoes.

Dessert:

Baked Apples

Ingredients:

10 mashed speculaas

120 g almond paste

40 g dried grapes

2 tablespoon rum

4 tablespoon grounded hazelnuts

1 tablespoon honey

8 apples, washed, cored and halved

sugar glace

Preheat the oven to 365 degrees F

Combine the mashed speculaas, the almond paste, the dried grapes, rum, hazelnuts and the honey

Put the apples in a baking dish

Garnish with the mixture

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes

Serve warm with ice cream and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Prosperity66 is an European History, Holidays and Tarot cards passionate. She writes articles and creates websites dedicated to these subjects.
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