Christmas Feast: Honey Mustard Beetroot Gravadlax with Swedish Crisp Bread, Dill Crème Fraîche and Cucumber Pickle

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

If you are looking for a slightly different starter this Christmas, this salmon gravadlax recipe is an ideal solution and can all be made well in advance, leaving very little to do last minute.

Louisiana Crab Salad

From: Today

A great combination of flavours.

Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese Soufflés with Pear Salad And Walnuts

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

These make a very elegant cheese course and are quite easy to prepare. You can make these ahead of time and they will puff up again when you place them back in the oven.

Beetroot Carpaccio with Creamed Goat's Cheese

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef - Christmas Special

To make your own balsamic syrup bring the contents of a bottle to the boil and simmer until reduced by half, then leave to cool. We store ours in small squeezy bottles for convenience. I love to use it as it intensifies the flavour of the vinegar, making it thick and syrupy so it looks great when drizzled onto a plate.

Ham Hock and Pea Soup

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

Serve with some crusty bread.

Baked Mussel Risotto with Potatoes

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

Test with knife pushed through the layers: it's ready when the potatoes are nearly tender and the rice is still a little 'al dente'.

Teriyaki Marinated Chicken Wings, Sweet Chili and Soy Dip, Wasabi Aioli

From: Today

The perfect family starter dish that serves 4-6 people for under €10 in total. To serve as a main course just add cabbage, fennel and peanut slaw (recipe at the end).




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