Keeping it cosy on Christmas Day? We have some ideas for creating an intimate festive feast for two.
While for many Christmas brings a tornado of guests, others prefer to keep things small scale. If you’re spending Christmas with just one other person we have some ideas for you, from the extra special brunch right through to pudding.
The petite nature of game birds means they're ideal for feeding two people. Roast up a whole phesant or guinea fowl, or if you still want the rich flavour of game without buying a whole bird, try luxurious venison. A whole duck is great for two and will give you generous portions or dispense with leftovers and carving, with duck legs in a festive port jus.
Roast guinea fowl with chestnut, sage & lemon stuffing
Roast pheasant with wild mushroom, potato & bacon ragout
Pan-fried venison with sloe gin & plum sauce
Slow-cooked duck legs in port with celeriac gratin
Curl up on the sofa and indulge in some light bites. These toasted treats should curb any stomach rumbles.
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