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Christmas centrepiece recipes

34 Recipes

Show-stopping turkey alternatives.

Chestnut & wild mushroom stuffed three-bird roast

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(0 ratings)
You'll need a little skill and patience to pull off this elegant multi-bird roast of chicken, pheasant and duck, but there's no other main course quite like it
4 hours
For the keen cook

Honey-mustard glazed duck

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(1 ratings)
Duck is a great choice for a special festive meal for two
2 hours and 50 minutes
Easy

Beef Wellington

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(126 ratings)
Gordon Ramsay's version of the classic steak dish - a show-stopping centrepiece on a special occasion
2 hours
For the keen cook

Christmas poussin

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(2 ratings)
Prepare ahead and pop in the oven when your guests arrive. Perfect if you don't want to be tied to the kitchen
45 minutes
Easy

Succulent braised venison

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(113 ratings)
Venison benefits from long, slow cooking, and this Scottish dish develops a beautifully earthy sweetness - try it as an alternative to turkey, or for Hogmanay
2 hours and 5 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Melty mushroom Wellingtons

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(59 ratings)
This smart all-in-one vegetarian main is perfect for entertaining on winter nights
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Roast fillet of beef with mushroom stuffing

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(16 ratings)
Serve up a spectacular centrepiece of roast beef with a rich stuffing, and a clever twist on Yorkshire puddings
1 hour and 30 minutes
For the keen cook

Roast sirloin of beef

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(6 ratings)
Gary Rhodes' delicious, succulent roast beef dish is perfect for Boxing Day lunch or an alternative Christmas Day roast. Just four ingredients
2 hours and 40 minutes
Easy

Honey-roasted duck with creamed cauliflower

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If you're making Christmas lunch or dinner for a small group of people, Curtis Stone's duck is just right – it's full of flavour and so much easier to cook than a big bird
1 hour
Moderately easy

Fresh Savoy, red onion & egg pie

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(10 ratings)
A great vegetarian main - perfect pastry and a scrummy filling
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Spiced roast beef with red wine gravy

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Marinade your fillet with peppercorn, fennel and mustard seeds then roast until rare - the gravy is gluten-free too!
1 hour and 35 minutes
Easy

Herb rolled pork loin with crackling

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We recommend you make a trip to your butcher for this dish based on an Italian classic for suckling pig, good meat equals good crackling
2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderately easy

Layered squash, barley & spinach pie

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(20 ratings)
A spectacular veggie Christmas centrepiece - when sliced, it looks stunning, and the flavours go brilliantly with all your favourite trimmings
3 hours and 20 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Truffle-stuffed guinea fowl

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See what all the fuss about truffles is with this indulgent Sunday lunch or special occasion dish
2 hours
Moderately easy

Duck with red cabbage & Madeira gravy

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A decadent duck dish slow-cooked French-style in goose fat to make it mouthwateringly tender
24 hours
Moderately easy

Parcel-poached salmon with herby mayonnaise

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Beautiful served hot or cold, this poached salmon makes a stunning yet stress-free centrepiece for a buffet lunch
2 hours
Moderately easy

Roast goose with potato & stuffing

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As a Christmas turkey alternative, roast goose - free-range and oozing with flavour - is hard to resist
5 hours
Moderately easy

Parsnip, cranberry & chestnut loaf

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(23 ratings)
A modern take on the nut loaf, this makes a great vegetarian centrepiece for Christmas Day or a special dinner
2 hours
Easy
Vegetarian

Venison & wild mushroom Wellington

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(4 ratings)
A stunning centrepiece for any dinner party - how about trying it as an alternative to turkey at Christmas?
3 hours and 15 minutes
For the keen cook

Maple-mustard pulled pork

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(35 ratings)
Coat your pork shoulder with a sweet mustard glaze then slow-roast for soft, tender meat that just falls apart
8 hours and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

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