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Festive main course recipes

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  • Partridge in cider with apples & celery

    Partridge in cider with apples & celery

    A star rating of 2.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Serve a partridge as an individual portion for one in this seasonal stew with smoked bacon, Bramley apples, thyme and sage

  • Chestnut, spinach & blue cheese en croûte

    Chestnut, spinach & blue cheese en croûte

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.49 ratings

    This vegetarian main course is packed with festive flavours and wrapped in flaky butter pastry - a real Christmas treat

  • Beef fillet with horseradish & prosciutto

    Beef fillet with horseradish & prosciutto

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Wrapping this alternative Christmas roast or Sunday dinner in ham adds flavour and protects the meat, resulting in a really tender cut of beef

  • Steamed venison & Port pudding

    Steamed venison & Port pudding

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Venison works well in a steamed suet pastry pudding, filled with rich red wine gravy and added belly pork

  • Lamb with Christmas spices

    Lamb with Christmas spices

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.13 ratings

    Keep this in the freezer ready for dinner parties and serve it with rice and salad or crunchy potatoes and vegetables

  • Christmas poussin

    Christmas poussin

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Prepare ahead and pop in the oven when your guests arrive. Perfect if you don't want to be tied to the kitchen

  • Pork & ham pie

    Pork & ham pie

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.36 ratings

    Gordon's delicious pork pie recipe is perfect for a buffet, picnic or grown-up lunch box

  • Squash & blue cheese wellington

    Squash & blue cheese wellington

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.16 ratings

    Having one of these vegetarian pastry rolls in the freezer is ideal for entertaining at the last minute, or as a vegetarian Christmas main

  • Sticky pork with cranberries

    Sticky pork with cranberries

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.29 ratings

    Use up leftover Christmas cranberry sauce in this quick pork braise, lovely with a dollop of mash

  • Roast fillet of beef with mushroom stuffing

    Roast fillet of beef with mushroom stuffing

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.19 ratings

    Serve up a spectacular centrepiece of roast beef with a rich stuffing, and a clever twist on Yorkshire puddings

  • Festive squash jalousie

    Festive squash jalousie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    Perfect for a veggie Christmas Day centrepiece, this easy pie tastes great with all the traditional trimmings

  • Ginger beer & tangerine glazed ham

    Ginger beer & tangerine glazed ham

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.30 ratings

    This warming ginger beer-spiced ham is great for Christmas entertaining as it's simple to prepare ahead of time

  • Lebanese poussin with spiced aubergine pilaf

    Lebanese poussin with spiced aubergine pilaf

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.15 ratings

    This Middle Eastern-style meal makes a decadent supper for two- serve your young chickens with a spicy and aromatic rice accompaniment

  • Roast duck two ways with spiced clementine sauce

    Roast duck two ways with spiced clementine sauce

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Christmas dinner for two? Forget having to carve a whole duck and enjoy this meltingly soft, crispy skinned leg and breast meat version instead

  • Venison wellington

    Venison wellington

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.12 ratings

    Serve up a game version of the classic dinner party puff pastry parcel with mushroom duxelles, prosciutto and mustard

  • Ballotine of pheasant

    Ballotine of pheasant

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    We talk you through the technique of preparing poultry to create an impressive, easy-to-carve roast - ours is a boned and stuffed pheasant

  • Pistachio & cranberry pork pie

    Pistachio & cranberry pork pie

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make this extra special pork pie recipe a couple of days ahead, ready to slice into at your festive buffet party

  • Venison & wild mushroom wellington

    Venison & wild mushroom wellington

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    A stunning centrepiece for any dinner party – how about trying it as an alternative to turkey at Christmas?

  • Squash & sage pithivier

    Squash & sage pithivier

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    This simple pie for one makes a great veggie option for Christmas Day - make as many as you need and freeze ahead

  • Pigeon pies with bramble gravy

    Pigeon pies with bramble gravy

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    These puff pastry parcels are packed with rare cooked game, Savoy cabbage and pancetta. Serve with a blackberry gravy

  • Spiced roast side of salmon

    Spiced roast side of salmon

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.29 ratings

    Serve salmon with paprika, ginger and honey mustard glaze for an Indian-inspired, original roast

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