Christmas starter recipes

Looking for special Christmas starters? From classic smoked salmon to an epic caramelised onion tart – there’s a starter recipe for everyone.

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Classic prawn cocktail

Prawn recipes

Classic prawn cocktail

Whip up this retro starter in just 15 minutes and serve as a starter to...

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Vesper martini-cured salmon with rye blinis

Christmas starter recipes

Vesper martini-cured salmon with rye blinis

These Vesper Martini-cured salmon and rye blinis are inspired by the Bond film, Casino Royale....

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The ultimate swiss cheese fondue

Alpine recipes

The ultimate swiss cheese fondue

This month we challenged cookery assistant (and seasoned skier) Olivia to perfect her recipe for...

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Fried hog’s pudding with apple sauce and kohlrabi slaw

Christmas starter recipes

Fried hog’s pudding with apple sauce and kohlrabi slaw

This British recipe is made using delicious. Produce Awards 2017 winner, Primrose Herd’s, Cornish hog’s...

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Stilton, date and walnut sausage rolls

Sausage roll recipes

Stilton, date and walnut sausage rolls

These cook-from-frozen sausage rolls make entertaining a breeze. We love the combination of salty sausagemeat...

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Smoked duck breast with celeriac remoulade

Duck recipes

Smoked duck breast with celeriac remoulade

Chef Henry Harris’ simple smoked duck starter is a great make-ahead recipe for Christmas Day....

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Duck, pork belly and green olive terrine

Duck recipes

Duck, pork belly and green olive terrine

Henry Harris’ duck terrine recipe is a great starter for Christmas or, indeed, a swish...

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Ham hock terrine

Christmas starter recipes

Ham hock terrine

This stunning terrine is a great way to use up leftover Boxing Day ham, as...

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Vegan caramelised onion tart

22 recipes that will make you excited for autumn

Vegan caramelised onion tart

A vegan and gluten-free tart recipe made with a cashew cream, sweet caramelised onions, spinach...

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Anchovy rarebit

Christmas canapés

Anchovy rarebit

Lucas Hollweg recommends eating this rarebit just as it is or posh it up on...

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Easy smoked salmon and leek strudel

Smoked salmon recipes

Easy smoked salmon and leek strudel

This quick and easy strudel is the perfect way to make the most of any...

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Cheesy choux wreath with hot smoked salmon and horseradish dip

Showstopping salmon recipes

Cheesy choux wreath with hot smoked salmon and...

An impressive tear-and-share cheesy profiterole wreath served with a fiery smoked salmon, horseradish and cream...

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Warm root vegetable salad with parma ham

Christmas starter recipes

Warm root vegetable salad with parma ham

A really easy winter salad with caramelised root vegetables – as well as crispy parma...

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Beetroot and red cabbage soup

Beetroot recipes

Beetroot and red cabbage soup

This vibrant bowlful is special enough to ring the changes and serve to friends, with...

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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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Trout terrine with capers, chopped egg, dill and chives

Trout recipes

Trout terrine with capers, chopped egg, dill and...

Served with fresh crusty bread and sharp pickled cucumbers, Gill Meller’s trout terrine is studded...

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Salmon tartare blinis

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Salmon tartare blinis

It wouldn’t be a party without canapés – Raymond Blanc puts his twist on a...

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Potted hot-smoked salmon with onion and apple pickle

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Potted hot-smoked salmon with onion and apple pickle

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a salmon starter. This potted hot-smoked salmon dish is simple,...

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Donal Skehan’s ham hock terrine

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Donal Skehan’s ham hock terrine

Donal Skehan’s ham hock terrine is easy to prepare in advance and makes an impressive...

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Herbed crab, saffron and chilli mayonnaise with toasted baguette

Crab recipes

Herbed crab, saffron and chilli mayonnaise with toasted...

An aromatic and light crab starter, packed with flavour from herbs and saffron- a must...

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Salmon terrine

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Salmon terrine

A recipe that everyone should have in their repertoire, this classic salmon terrine comes with...

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Spiced potted shrimps with quick-pickled cucumber

Christmas starter recipes

Spiced potted shrimps with quick-pickled cucumber

Festively spiced buttery shrimps pair perfectly with sweet and sharp cucumber in this recipe fit...

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Heritage beetroot and candied walnut salad

Christmas starter recipes

Heritage beetroot and candied walnut salad

A feast for the eyes as well as the palate. This heritage beetroot and candied...

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Clodagh Mckenna’s smoked mackerel and dill pâté with fennel crispbreads

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Clodagh Mckenna’s smoked mackerel and dill pâté with...

Clodagh Mckenna’s easy smoked mackerel and dill pâté recipe makes an elegant starter for a...

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