HAVE A TURKEY-FREE CHRISTMAS WITH THESE ALTERNATIVE DINNER RECIPES

Christmas dinner doesn't have to be turkey. Our top chefs have cooked up some of the tastiest turkey substitutes that would sit proudly on your Christmas table.

 

Beetroot wellington

Serves 4, 411 kcal per portion.

Ingredients

500g Raw beetroot 

200ml Red wine vinegar

25ml Sherry vinegar

100g Caster sugar

20g Star anise

20g Mustard seeds

200g Spinach (to wrap the beetroot in)

Duxelle

500g Chestnut mushrooms

2 Cloves garlic

2 Sprigs of thyme

1 tsp Rapeseed oil

150g Blanched and finely chopped chestnuts

Crepe

250ml Almond milk

50g Flour

Tarragon

Salt and pepper

Vegan puff pastry

 

Nut roast

Serves 6. 323 kcal per portion.

Ingredients

50g Vegan butter

1 Red onion

1/2 Leek

1 Carrot

3 Garlic cloves

2 Black garlic cloves

100g Chestnut mushrooms

100g Puy lentils

180g Vacuum packed cooked chestnuts

100g Mixed nuts

30g Dried cranberries

100g Brown bread

150g Vegetable stock

1 Orange zest

Nutmeg, to taste

1 tbsp Rosemary

1 tbsp Thyme leaves

2 Eggs

 

 

Citrus cured salmon

Serves 8, 200 kcal per portion.

Ingredients

250ml Orange Juice

100g Salt 

100g Sugar 

1 tbsp Coriander seeds

1 Lemon zest 

1 Lemon, juiced

10g Dill 

10g Coriander

500g Salmon 

 

Chicken and Chorizo Stew

Serves 4, 570 kcal per portion.

Ingredients

2 tsp Rapeseed oil

500g Chicken thighs

1 Onion

1 Garlic clove

100g Carrots

50g Celery

1 Red chilli

100g Chorizo

1 x 400g Chopped tomatoes

500ml Chicken stock

1 x 400g Chickpeas

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Handful chopped fresh parsley

Crusty bread, to serve

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