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Festive main course recipes

33 Recipes

Dare to be different with our favourite festive mains.

Pheasant, leek & bacon pie

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(4 ratings)
Don't be scared of cooking game - you can cook pheasant breasts as you would chicken
1 hour and 40 minutes
Easy

Slow-roasted pork belly & chicory

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(5 ratings)
A relaxed roast to feed a crowd - the tender chicory and delicious juices mean you needn't cook separate veg and gravy
4 hours
Moderately easy

Roast pheasant with ricotta & Parma ham

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(7 ratings)
For a really special Sunday lunch pheasant is a good choice. The parma ham crisps us beautifully in the oven and gives the pheasant an eye-catching edge
1 hour and 20 minutes
Moderately easy

Devilled cheek & kidney pot pie

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Try beef cheek and lamb or ox kidney is this sumptuous pie with homemade pastry. Use a piece of bone marrow as a pie funnel - it's a talking point!
3 hours and 50 minutes
Moderately easy

Slow-baked sticky gammon

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Fancy a cross between a traditional roasted ham and pulled pork? Use pineapple, treacle and ginger marinade as a tropical glaze
5 hours and 15 minutes
Easy

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

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