Hate turkey?

Don't suffer in silence. Here are some alternative poultry and meat dishes that are so succulent and tasty that no-one will notice, mention or even care that turkey's not served up on Christmas day.

Hate turkey?
Alternative Christmas roasts

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.


Alternatives to turkey

Spiced pigeon breast with roast butternut salad

Spiced pigeon breast with roast butternut salad

Impress your friends with a deliciously spiced, seasonal dinner party dish this weekend.

Pan-roasted venison loins with braised, spiced red cabbage

Pan-roasted venison loins with braised, spiced red cabbage

A wonderful game recipe to serve at an upmarket dinner, with braised cabbage making the perfect accompaniment.

Salad of smoked duck, dried cranberries and spiced pecans

Salad of smoked duck, dried cranberries and spiced pecans

A gorgeous, festive starter that combines duck, tartly sweet cranberries and nuts.

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.

Rabbit and fettuccine

Rabbit and fettuccine

Try something different and truly continental: this simple but delicious rabbit and pasta recipe, with its lovely lean meat and light tomato sauce, is loved by Italians.

Pot-roast guinea fowl with pistachio stuffing

Pot-roast guinea fowl with pistachio stuffing

Guinea fowl is not just a pot roast, this bird makes a classy centrepiece to a dinner table.

Quails with pomegranate

Quails with pomegranate

Try this quick and easy Middle Eastern recipe that mixes quails with a variety of exotic fruits. An impressive dinner party dish.

Roast leg of lamb with aubergine Parmigiana

Roast leg of lamb with aubergine Parmigiana

This Mediterranean version of a roast marries a juicy roast leg of lamb with aubergine Parmigiana to bring out the fuller flavours. Great for entertaining.

Pot-roast cider chicken with creamy onions and little gem lettuce

Pot-roast cider chicken with creamy onions and little gem lettuce

Cooking chicken in this way ensures maximum moistness, yet gives a crispy skin. And there’s no need to make gravy!

 

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