Christmas is around the corner, and it is time to get prepared for the celebration. If you really want to impress your friends and family this holiday season, try these awesome recipes for Christmas-themed dishes. Have the best Christmas with Jiji this year!
Winter Squash Soup with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Let’s start with something warming and comforting, perfectly appropriate for a Christmas dinner. As it is clear from the title, the main ingredient for this soup is squash. Simmer it with onion, garlic, celery and white wine until softened, then blend into puree.
Now let’s continue to a not so vegetarian dish. Fig-and-Orange glazed ham is an intriguing variation on a classic baked ham recipe. Baked to about 30 minutes before doneness, the ham is covered in glaze, made out of fig jam, Dijon mustard, orange zest and fresh orange juice. This dish is guaranteed to be a hit among your guests, as it’s sweet with notes of sour taste combines perfectly with the juicy meat.
Lemon and Herb-basted Simple Roast Turkey
This method of cooking the Christmas bird is simple, but that doesn’t make it any worse. The turkey is rubbed with a mix of butter, lemon zest, herbs and garlic under its skin, stuffed and baked in roasting tin. This method makes the meat juicy, with well-balanced delicate flavor, and its simplicity makes you preparations worry-free.
Crispy and crunchy roasted potatoes are the best side dish for almost every type of meat, poultry or fish. While cooking, make sure that the potatoes are perfectly coated with oil, and don’t forget to turn them not to burn the dish.
Red Velvet Cake
Let’s look at the dessert. Red velvet cake is an ideal choice, as even its color screams “Christmas!”. Brightly-red chocolate layers of cake, divided and covered by cream cheese frosting create a wonderful visual experience, as well as a fantastic taste. You can add even more style to it by decorating it with sweets:
Christmas cookies come in all shapes, tastes and colours, so they are really your chance to display your creativity. Whether you decide to make them soft or crispy, with chocolate chips or cinnamon, the main detail is their appearance. Use an icing, made out of meringue powder and colored sugar as your main instrument, and add small details, using different sweets, dried fruits and nuts
This drink is perfect for a Christmas Eve dinner, it will make your evening warmer and your conversations lighter and funnier. Homemade eggnog is really easy to make, with only five main ingredients – eggs, sugar, milk, heavy cream and rum. Add grated nuts or spices to make the experience more special.
We hope you will like this Christmas dishes. If you want to try to make some of these, but you don’t have much time to go shopping or you just want to make the best deal, check out the foodstuff for sale on JiJi!