Christmas Feast: Roast Turkey with Cranberry and Sage Stuffing

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

For an easier to carve option this Christmas Day, try this rolled turkey breast, which is stuffed with a sweet and aromatic stuffing. I love the combination of maple, orange, smoked bacon and apple spiked with the cranberries, but you can easily adapt this with your own favourite flavours.

Christmas Feast: Plum and Star Anise-Glazed Ham

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

Sweet, sticky and aromatic, this Christmas ham comes with serious sophistication. Like most good Christmas hams this recipe is all about the glaze. The combination of sweet orange, sticky plum jam and Asian star anise ticks all the boxes in terms of Christmas tastes.

Baked John Dory in a magic bag

From: Today

This is a great way of cooking your favourite fish while keeping the flavour intact. These magic cooking bags are normally used for roasting poultry but work really well with fish.

Brussels Sprout, Red Onion and Bacon Crumble

From: Today

If you are not a fan of Brussels sprouts try using thickly sliced leeks with broccoli or cauliflower instead. This will also make a good vegetarian option for Christmas lunch if you leave out the bacon.

Trout En Papillote

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

Have separate bowls of steamed green beans and steamed new potatoes to hand around separately.

Old-fashioned Roast Turkey with Fresh Herb Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Bread Sauce

From: Today

Turkey is now available all year round but I associate this dish with Christmas. This is my favourite roast stuffed turkey recipe. You may think the stuffing seems dull because it doesn't include exotic-sounding ingredients like chestnuts and spiced sausage meat, but in fact it is moist and full of the flavour of fresh herbs and the turkey juices. Cook a chicken in exactly the same way but use one-quarter of the stuffing quantity given.

Smoked Salmon, Prawn and Leek Tart

From: Today

Nothing but the best!

Butterflied Lamb with Yoghurt and Mint

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

Serve with charred, honey mustard-glazed potatoes.

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Red Wine

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

If you've never had beef short ribs before, you're missing out on one of life's great pleasures. Beef short ribs should be so tender that the meat almost falls off the bone with a fork. Serve them with soft Parmesan polenta as suggested here, or they are also delicious with creamy mashed potatoes.




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