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CHRISTMAS FOOD


Recipes & inspiration

Gordon's recipes & top Christmas tips

We've collected a few of Gordon's favourite Christmas recipes to help you out in the kitchen, from the perfect roast turkey and Christmas pudding to all the trimmings, clever ways to use up your leftovers and create Boxing Day feasts, plus easy party food ideas to help you celebrate the whole festive season.  

 

There's also some essential tips from Gordon on planning your timings for the big day, and some extra great ideas for gifts, experiences and eating out guides for Christmas and New Year's Eve in London so you can get all your plans wrapped up in one go. We think that's Christmas sorted, so all you need to do is start enjoying it!

Christmas Dinner

ROAST TURKEY WITH HERB BUTTER

Serves 8-10. 3 hours prep and cooking time, plus resting. The ultimate Christmas recipe, this is Gordon's favourite way to roast turkey – with a savoury butter under the skin to keep the breast meat moist. 

HONEY PARSNIPS AND CARROTS

Serves 8. 30 minutes prep and cooking time. The ideal side for your Christmas dinner, these honey glazed parsnips and carrots are a simple yet delicious addition to your meal.

BREAD SAUCE

Serves 6. 1 hour and 15 minutes prep and cooking time. Rich and creamy, this bread sauce recipe is infused with spices and is the ideal accompaniment to roast chicken or Christmas turkey.

CHRISTMAS DINNER TIPS

Get Gordon's top tips and recipes for cooking the perfect Christmas dinner, from crispy roast potatoes to the most succulent turkey.

ROAST POTATOES

Serves 4-6. 1 hour prep and cooking time. Serve up the best roast potatoes with our classic roast recipe that guarantees crispy edges, fluffy middles and plenty of flavour from garlic and rosemary.

BRAISED RED CABBAGE

Serves 6. 1 hour 45 minutes prep and cooking time. Discover how to cook red cabbage with this easy recipe for braised cabbage with apple and festive spices - a delicious Christmas side dish.

CHRISTMAS BOMBE

Serves 8-10. 45 minutes to prep, plus chilling. Filled with a fruity cream full of festive flavours, this frozen bombe can be made ahead and makes a great Christmas dessert recipe when you want to impress.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON

Serves 4-6. 25 minutes prep and cooking time. Learn to love your greens this Christmas with Gordon’s easy recipe for Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts.

TURKEY GRAVY WITH CIDER AND WALNUTS

Serves 8-10. 1 hour 15 minutes prep and cooking time. Add the finishing touch to your Christmas dinner with Gordon’s rich cider gravy, made with crunchy walnuts and the turkey juices for flavour.

CHRISTMAS PUDDING

Serves 4-6. Requires leaving overnight. For a traditional end to your Christmas lunch, master a classic Christmas pudding with our recipe that's packed full of dried fruit and apple.

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Follow Gordon's stress-free countdown to Christmas dinner - all your planning and timings ready to get the big meal on the table without any panic in the kitchen.

YORKSHIRE PUDDING

Makes 8. 45 minutes prep and cooking time, plus resting. A must-have for any roast dinner, the secret to Gordon's Yorkshire pudding recipe is to let the batter rest before cooking.

CRANBERRY SAUCE

Serves 6 (with leftovers). 25 minutes prep and cooking time. Cranberry sauce is a must with Christmas dinner so try Gordon’s spiced, caramelised cranberry sauce recipe with port and apples.

VEGAN CHESTNUT STUFFING

Serves 6. 1 hour prep and cooking time. Make sure no-one misses out on Christmas dinner with this easy vegan stuffing recipe, flavoured with chestnuts, mushrooms and herbs.

CRANBERRY MINCE PIES

Makes 24. 45 minutes prep and cooking time, plus resting. Try Gordon’s take on these classic festive treats with cranberry-spiked mincemeat. It’s the only mince pie recipe you’ll need this Christmas.

HOW LONG TO COOK YOUR TURKEY

Make sure you have the perfect roast turkey at Christmas by getting ahead and planning your cooking times ready for the big day. This is Gordon’s rough guide to help you plan your day.

Boxing Day and Leftovers

HONEY GLAZED HAM

Serves 8-10. 4 hours 15 minutes prep and cooking time, plus resting. A glazed ham is a Boxing Day buffet essential, and Gordon’s easy honey glaze is perfect for any Christmas feast.

TURKEY CURRY

Serves 4. 35 minutes prep and cooking time. Use up your Christmas turkey with this leftover turkey curry recipe. The homemade curry paste is full of spices and easy to blitz together, too.

BUBBLE AND SQUEAK

Serves 4. 30 minutes prep and cooking time. Serve up the ultimate leftover brunch on Boxing Day with this easy recipe that uses up all your leftover potatoes and veg.

TRIFLE

Serves 10-12. 50 minutes prep and cooking time, plus chilling. An impressive pud to feed a crowd, this classic fruit trifle would be perfect as part of a Boxing Day feast. 

MASHED POTATOES

Serves 4. 25 minutes prep and cooking time. Mashed potatoes are a great match for Christmas leftovers, especially with these three decadent options from Gordon Ramsay Quick & Delicious.

BOXING DAY FOOD IDEAS

Have a relaxed Boxing Day with Gordon's recipes, tips and ideas for easy buffet dishes and simple ways to use up those Christmas leftovers.

TURKEY AND HAM PIE

Serves 4. 1 hour and 30 minutes prep and cooking time, plus cooling. Make the most of Christmas leftovers with this hearty turkey and ham pie recipe that’s perfect for a Boxing Day.

CAULIFLOWER CHEESE

Serves 4-6. 45 minutes prep and cooking time. The perfect side dish to any Christmas feast, this rich three-cheese cauliflower cheese recipe could also double as a veggie main.

Party Food

MULLED WINE

Serves 4-6. 10 minutes prep time, plus infusing. Get into the festive spirit with a traditional Christmas cocktail, our classic mulled wine recipe is the perfect winter warmer or party drink.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FOOD IDEAS

Get in full festive spirit with these easy party food ideas that are as simple to make as they are delicious, from Christmas canapés to hearty nibbles and cocktails to get any party started. 

SMOKED SALMON BLINIS

Makes 20. 30 minutes prep and cooking time, plus proving. Knock up an impressive canapé with our blini recipe, topped with a vibrant beetroot mayo and smoked salmon.

EGGNOG

Serves 8-10. 25 minutes prep and cooking time, plus chilling. Ever wondered how to make eggnog? This classic Christmas cocktail is a must for a festive party.

BAKED CAMEMBERT

Serves 2-4. 30 minutes prep and cooking time. Bring back a party food classic with this easy baked whole Camembert, finish with one of our four topping ideas, grab some friends and dig in.

MINI MINCE PIES WITH BRANDY CREAM

Makes 36. 50 minutes prep and cooking time, plus chilling. These mini mince pies, topped with whipped brandy cream instead of pastry, are perfect as a sweet canapé for a Christmas party.

SAUSAGE ROLLS

Makes 12 large or 20 small rolls. 40 minutes prep and cooking time, plus chilling. Sausage rolls make great party food and our easy recipe has a Marmite glaze for an added savoury twist.

BLUE CHEESE DIP

Serves 8. 10 minutes prep time. Our easy, American-style blue cheese dip recipe is so quick and easy to make, it’s the perfect party food idea for hassle-free hosting.

MORE CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Looking for unusual Christmas gift ideas? Don’t worry, whether for a foodie friend or treating that special someone, we’ve got restaurant vouchers, cooking and dining experiences for everyone.

WHERE TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Get inspired for your Christmas party or a festive get-together with these top tips for where to celebrate Christmas in London.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR FOODIES

Find gift experiences and vouchers for all you foodie friends and family, from Michelin-starred meals out to cooking masterclasses to learn new skills in the kitchen. 

WHERE TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE

Still finalising your plans for New Year’s Eve 2019 in London? We’ve got you covered with inspiration for specials meals and the best places to party.

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