Complete Christmas menu: For two

    Keeping it cosy on Christmas Day? We have some ideas for creating an intimate festive feast for two.

    Guinea fowl with bacon wrapping and stuffing balls

    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.

    Christmas morning

    Chorizo and kale hash

    Go seasonal with a fried potato hash and winter greens, or splash out on some smoked salmon. Pop open a bottle of fizz and toast the day ahead with a brunch cocktail for two. 

    Chorizo & kale hash with fried eggs
    Smoked salmon & mascarpone tortilla
    All-in-one baked mushrooms
    Sloe royales

    Christmas dinner

    Starter

    Two bowls of seafood soup

    Keep things simple with a light and fresh salad, or plump for a special soup. This lobster bisque isn't something you'd eat everyday... 

    Seared garlic seafood with spicy harissa bisque
    Pear & Manchego salad
    Scandi salmon salad

     

    Main course

    Roast pheasant with mushrooms and sprouts

    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


    Side dishes

    Fennel dauphinoise

    Sumptuous sides are a highlight of the Christmas table, choose a selection to complete your spread.

    Lemon-roasted new potatoes
    Fennel dauphinoise
    Sweet potato & orange mash with sage butter drizzle
    Garlic & shallot spinach
    Artichoke, garlic & potato mash


    Desserts

    Salted caramel and banana mess

    A classic cake or pudding will yield a hefty amount of leftovers, so try individual puddings or lighter chilled desserts, like Eton mess - served with a twist. 

    Chocolate, salted caramel & banana mess
    Molten toffee puddings
    Warm honey cup puddings

    Snacking

    Three bruschetta toasts with artichoke and pecorino

    Curl up on the sofa and indulge in some light bites. These toasted treats should curb any stomach rumbles. 

    Artichoke & pecorino bruschetta
    Turkey & avocado toast
    Brie & bacon toasties

    Are you having a micro-Christmas? Share your recipe ideas with us below and browse more Christmas menus...

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    berniefrombrighton
    5th Dec, 2017
    All recipes are brilliant I am looking forward to Christmas Day and have already told others about them.
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