I never miss an opportunity to delve into a Christmas feast, especially when the weather is finally appropriate for it. Each month my sisters, Mum and I have a themed dinner party where each of us rotate roles between: cocktail, entree, main and dessert. End of last months theme was ‘Christmas in July’. Now I know I’m posting this belatedly but hey, it’s still perfect weather for a giant hearty feast.
I hope these dishes offer you some winter meal inspiration, if not, some enthusiasm for Christmas which approaches only 4 months away!
Rum Rum Rudolph
Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic served with Cranberry Crackers
Roast Chicken stuffed with Cherries and Pistachios
Although the recipe was a turkey, I substituted chicken as it’s very hard to find turkeys in July. The stuffing was delicious, a very unusual brown rice based stuffing- but with the cherries it was delicious (as was the cherry port gravy!)
Maple Roasted Carrots in Tahini, Miso Sauce with Pomegranate arils
and Duck Fat Potatoes
Chocolate Mousse with Forrest Berry Compote
Rachel Khoo’s recipe is served with cocoa nibs however we simmered a cup of forrest berries with sugar and water to create a compote.