Christmas is around the corner and it wouldn’t be a festive feast without the magnificent centrepiece! Thanks to a national fondness for tradition, turkey may remain the centrepiece. However, for those who aren’t the bird’s biggest fan, we’ve gathered a few non-turkey crowd pleasers that you can bring to the table instead and make it a December to remember!
Something large, something show-stopping, something that looks like a centrepiece deserves the most prominent place especially if you’ve gone through the trouble of dressing a Christmas table!
- Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington is a show-stopping centrepiece for any occasion and a celebration of the luxury of a fillet of beef. The classic recipe either has mushrooms or pâté around the beef with a thin layer of pancakes to hold it all together. However, you can also use a mushroom filling and replace the pancakes with thinly-sliced Parma ham. It may not help with soaking up some of the juices as pancakes do but it sure adds a lovely flavour to the dish!
- Spinach Pie
If you’re a vegetarian, then this easy spinach pie is a great option for Christmas. The beautifully crisp filo pastry is a treat at the centre of the dining table while the golden folds hide a rich and deliciously cheesy spinach filling.
- Vegan Wellington
Packed with roasted red peppers, cooked beetroot and kale the Vegan Wellington is sure to make a statement to your Christmas dinner table. Plus, a vegan stuffing and glazed the pastry in Marmite is sure to take this dish on to the next level – the perfect way to impress your vegan friends over the festive season!
- Slow Roast Lamb in Sloe Gin
Sloe gin is a wonderful winter treat and adds a touch of class to your roast lamb, making a fitting addition to the Christmas dinner flavours. This dish is bound to cause a stir when you present it as the highlight of the meal.
- Vegetarian Christmas Wreath
Vegetarians are often forgotten about at Christmas. Amidst the traditional trappings of turkey and pigs-in-blankets, there is often not much left for vegetarians to eat. The epic vegetarian wreath recipe, filled with roasted butternut squash and creamy ricotta is perfect for when your veggie relatives descend on your home for the Christmas holidays!