Christmas Eve dinner recipes

If, like us, you love the continental approach to Christmas – where the celebrations begin with a slap-up Christmas Eve meal – we’ve got lots of dinner ideas for you.

There’s a classic lasagne, make-ahead fish pie, slow-cooked beef stew and lots more. They are all effortlessly elegant but hit just the right note for a special occasion.

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Calum Franklin’s ultimate fish pie

Fish pie recipes

Calum Franklin’s ultimate fish pie

We challenge you to find a fish pie with a finer crust than this. The...

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Gravadlax with soda bread and horseradish cream

Christmas salmon recipes

Gravadlax with soda bread and horseradish cream

Jack Stein’s version of this classic gravadlax with soda bread recipe from Scandinavia is a...

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Beetroot-cured salmon with watercress

Christmas starter recipes

Beetroot-cured salmon with watercress

This colourful Christmas starter uses beetroot and colourful citrus zest to produce a beetroot-cured salmon...

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Brussels sprouts pancakes with smoked salmon

Brussels sprouts recipes

Brussels sprouts pancakes with smoked salmon

We’ve taken a classic brunch dish and have seriously upped the game with these Brussels...

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Devilled eggs

Christmas canapés

Devilled eggs

The ultimate Christmas party food, devilled eggs are about as moreish as canapés get. Popular,...

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Savoury waffles with smoked salmon, avocado and eggs

Brunch recipes

Savoury waffles with smoked salmon, avocado and eggs

You don’t even need a waffle iron to make these savoury waffles! Get out a...

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Sausage, sun-dried tomato and taleggio roll

Sausage roll recipes

Sausage, sun-dried tomato and taleggio roll

”Who doesn’t love a warm sausage roll to kick off a Christmas party? A slice...

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Pastrami-style cured salmon on rye

Salmon fillet recipes

Pastrami-style cured salmon on rye

This pastrami-style cured salmon recipe by Georgina Hayden requires a little bit of preparation, so...

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Prune and apple stuffed pork belly with roast fennel and apples

Roast recipes

Prune and apple stuffed pork belly with roast...

This recipe for pork belly was created by the three 2017 Masterchef finalists Lorna, Alison...

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Vegan miso mushroom, squash and chestnut wellington

Vegan Christmas recipes

Vegan miso mushroom, squash and chestnut wellington

This vegan wellington makes a standout centrepiece whatever the occasion. A mixture of miso mushrooms,...

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Real black bean chilli con carne with avocado and lime salsa

Chilli recipes

Real black bean chilli con carne with avocado...

A real beef and black bean chilli con carne that’s slow-cooked until rich, thick and...

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Slow-cooked beef stew

Casserole recipes

Slow-cooked beef stew

Digital Editor Vic Grimshaw’s slow-cooked beef stew celebrates the Aga. Leave to cook low and...

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Mackerel pâté with quick-pickled radishes and spelt

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Mackerel pâté with quick-pickled radishes and spelt

Homemade mackerel paté is an easy but impressive starter, that takes very little time to...

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Smoked salmon, fennel and clementine salad

Christmas starter recipes

Smoked salmon, fennel and clementine salad

The refreshing flavours of clementine and fennel cut through the salty richness of the smoked...

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Spiced lamb cutlets with rice and spinach salad

Spinach recipes

Spiced lamb cutlets with rice and spinach salad

Harissa is a wonderful North African paste made from roast peppers, chillies and spices –...

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Giant sausage roll

Sausage roll recipes

Giant sausage roll

Forget mini sausage rolls, make way for this giant sausage roll made with onions, mushrooms...

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Boursin roast chicken

Roast chicken recipes

Boursin roast chicken

Stuff a chicken with Boursin cheese, add a splash of vermouth, throw in a lemon...

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Creamy pork and sherry casserole with parmesan dumplings

Stews, casseroles, pot-roasts and slow-roasts

Creamy pork and sherry casserole with parmesan dumplings

This pork and sherry casserole can be made in either an oven or a slow-cooker,...

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Spicy ancho chilli, chicken and chorizo hotpot

Chicken casserole recipes

Spicy ancho chilli, chicken and chorizo hotpot

The ancho chillies give this hotpot a spicy and smoky kick and is incredibly easy...

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Partridge with Ampleforth Abbey cider and cabbage

November seasonal recipes

Partridge with Ampleforth Abbey cider and cabbage

Creamy cider sauce is a delight and works very well with the partridge. Wonderfully easy,...

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