Alternative Christmas roasts

These cracking roast dinners are ideal for those who fancy something a bit different on Christmas from chicken or turkey: there's game, goose, pork and beef recipes.

Alternative Christmas roasts

Game

Roast partridge with caramelised balsamic shallot sauce

Roast partridge with caramelised balsamic shallot sauce

Fancy a romantic Christmas or dinner party for two? This roast partridge recipe is ideal.

Roast partridge with cider gravy

Roast partridge with cider gravy

This game recipe is a delicious winter recipe for cold days.

Roast pheasant with cavolo nero and bacon

Roast pheasant with cavolo nero and bacon

This game dish is a wonderful alternative to a traditional English roast.

Roast venison, roast beetroot salad and bagnèt

Roast venison, roast beetroot salad and bagnèt

This recipe of venison and beetroot is a great alternative to Sunday lunch. Bagnèt is an Italian bread sauce.

Roast guinea fowl with truffles and tagliatelle

Roast guinea fowl with truffles and tagliatelle

Extravagant, exclusive and exciting, this roast guinea fowl recipe really is a dish to show off with. If you can, make your own pasta and pick up some black truffles.

Roast Guinea fowl

Roast Guinea fowl

A delicious. online exclusive recipe. This game bird is an impressive dish to serve up at Sunday lunch.

Roast guinea fowl with lemon and rosemary

Roast guinea fowl with lemon and rosemary

A simple roast for sophisticated guinea fowl. Serve with parsnip mash and sautéed broccoli with garlic.

 


Goose

Roast goose stuffed with apples and prunes

Roast goose stuffed with apples and prunes

Why have turkey when you can have goose? This goose recipe goes especially well with Spiced red cabbage and Hasselback potatoes.

 


Pork

Crispy crackling roast pork with roasted apples and sage and onion stuffing

Crispy crackling roast pork with roasted apples and sage and onion stuffing

Serve up a roast to remember with this easy pork recipe.

Slow-roast pork belly with quince

Slow-roast pork belly with quince

Although this pork belly recipe is best with quince, you can use sour eating apples. Buy an outdoor-reared piece of pork belly, if possible.

Slow-roasted pork

Slow-roasted pork

Pork and fennel are a match made in heaven. Pop the pork on in the morning, forget about it and then enjoy the rest of the day. Perfect for entertaining. The chump end is the best part of a pig for this roast.

Roast pork with crispy crackling

Roast pork with crispy crackling

The ultimate pork roast recipe, with perfectly cooked, crisp, golden crackling. Made with a herb and onion stuffing.

 


Beef

Mustard and thyme-crusted rib of beef

Mustard and thyme-crusted rib of beef

Serve this special herby hunk of beef to feed a rabble on a special occasion.

Roast sirloin with Yorkshire puddings

Roast sirloin with Yorkshire puddings

This Sunday roast recipe is an extra special version of that firm British favourite – roast beef and Yorkshire puddings.

Roast beef fillet with a horseradish crust

Roast beef fillet with a horseradish crust

This is an extra special way of cooking beef fillet, ideal for a special occasion.

Thyme-roasted rib of beef with red wine gravy

Thyme-roasted rib of beef with red wine gravy

A thyme-roasted rib of beef recipe with red wine gravy. Garnish with extra thyme.

 

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