Hello to you all,
We have thumbed through the Royal Recipe books for the absolute best ideas to share with you so that you can tailor-make your Christmas Feast to suit everyone around the table. Whatever it is you choose to cook this year, whether it be a full vegetarian meal or a more traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, be sure it is cooked with love, served with lashings of joy, and eaten with thankfulness.
Wherever you are in the world, we wish you a sparkling festive season.
The Traditional Christmas Turkey and Trimmings
Preparing a turkey can be a rather overwhelming prospect but I am here to tell you ‘do not fear the fowl’. My family will attest that I have tried this recipe again and again and so what you have here is a step-by-step guide to the most succulent and tender roast bird served with next-level roast potatoes and a festive salad with pomegranate. Here are all of the recipes that form part of our full Traditional Christmas Feast menu but be sure to pick and choose your favourites!
- Recipe for Scarborough Fair Turkey
- Recipe for Next-Level Roast Potatoes
- Recipe for Festive Salad with Pomegranate
- The full Traditional Christmas Feast menu
A Vegetarian Christmas Feast
This year, I’m adding the sensational vegetarian Festive Christmas Pie to the line-up because I’m on a mission to eat less meat. I believe it’s one way I can help to conserve the planet’s resources. I admit it’s been challenging to come up with a vegetarian dish which is every bit as impressive and delicious as the traditional roast bird or succulent glazed ham but I believe we’ve cracked it! Here are all of the recipes that form part of our Vegetarian Christmas Feast menu.
- Recipe for Festive Christmas Pie
- Recipe for Green Beans Pestolata
- Recipe for Meze with Homemade Crackers
- The full Vegetarian Christmas Feast menu
This Festive Christmas Pie is layered with butternut, spinach, ricotta and goat’s cheese, delicately spiced with our own Harissa Paste and encased in the most delicious Parmesan pastry, making it a fantastic vegetarian alternative to traditional Christmas fare. We served ours with Green Beans Pestolata.
Relaxed Christmas Braai
Out with the snowmen and the reindeer. Christmas in South Africa is all about sun, sunhats, clear skies, braaikole, sandy beach towels and slops. It’s the chance to do less texting and more talking, face-to-face with the special people in our lives and what better way to do this than around the braai? If you’re after more relaxed, outdoorsy vibes this festive season, then our Relaxed Christmas Braai menu might be just what you’re looking for.
- Rainbow Trout with Basil & Chilli Pesto
- The Ultimate Potjie Potatoes
- Loaded Hummus Wreath
- The full Relaxed Christmas Braai menu
As part of our Relaxed Christmas Braai menu, we’re gifting you a secret family recipe for the most perfect, golden, crispy potatoes ever… cooked in a potjie! If you’re feeling generous, screenshot this recipe and WhatsApp it immediately to your family group :)They’re that good. And you won’t be sorry you cooked so many!
Recipe and food styling by Michelle Parkin.