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A Perfect and Stress Free Christmas Dinner

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British Christmas - Roast Turkey

Roast Turkey Recipe for Christmas

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A Classic British Christmas Dinner Menu

A Classic Christmas Dinner is the high point of the holiday celebrations, a time to gather family or friends together and enjoy the best of British produce.

Christmas Starters

A Christmas dinner is hefty so starters, if you choose to have them, should be light and easy, simply a teaser for the food to come. Smoked Salmon, especially Scottish Smoked Salmon, is a favorite and can be served simply and easily without adding to the intense cooking required to get dinner on the table.
Smoked Salmon with a Dill Mustard Sauce

Or you may want to consider a quick and simple Prawn Cocktail always a popular Christmas food.

Main Course

A traditional British Christmas dinner will always include a roast bird, and or another roast meat. Traditionally Roast Goose was the preferred Christmas food in Britain until the new-fangled Turkey arrived from America in the 16th century. Now, no Christmas dinner seems quite right without a stuffed roast turkey.
 
Traditional Roast Turkey, Sage and Onion Stuffing

The turkey is served with some or all of the following

Pigs in a Blanket aka Sausages Wrapped in Bacon.

Roast Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Roast Parsnips

Buttered Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

Braised Red Cabbage

Bread Sauce and Cranberry Sauce

Dessert

No British Christmas is complete without a Christmas Pudding. Despite reports that the traditional Christmas pudding has fallen out of favor for lighter desserts, it is as popular as ever. Traditional Christmas Pudding served with a choice of Sauces for Christmas Pudding

Coffee and Chocolates

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