Christmas

Aperol and Red Grapefruit Cocktail

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Serves 6
Prep time: 10 minutes

Crushed ice
360ml Aperol
10 red or pink grapefruit, juiced and strained
1 bottle (750ml) sparkling wine
Lime slices, to garnish

1. Fill 6 martini glasses […]

Roast salmon fillets with salsa verde, potato and rocket salad and heirloom tomato salad

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Serves 8

Preparation 15 minutes

Cooking 45 minutes

 

2 x 1kg salmon fillets, skin on, cut from two sides of the same fish

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Roast turkey with Italian sausage seasoning and vegetables

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Serves 10

Preparation 40 minutes

Cooking 4¾ hours

 

1 x 4kg turkey

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

50cm square muslin or ham skin or prosciutto or thinly-cut bacon

100g butter, […]

Sago Christmas pudding with custard and brandy butter

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Serves 6

Preparation 20 minutes

Cooking 3 hours

 

1/3 cup (65g) sago (seed tapioca)

1 cup (250ml) milk plus 1 tablespoon (20ml) extra

125g butter

1/2 cup (110g) sugar

1 teaspoon bi-carb […]

Little Christmas cakes with eggnog buttercream

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Makes 20-22

Preparation 10 minutes

Cooking 15 minutes

 

1 cup (150g) mixed dried fruit

½ cup (75g) chopped dates

½ cup (75g) chopped prunes

¼ cup (35g) slivered almonds

1 orange, zested […]

Smoked duck with Christmas spiced pickled cherries

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Christmas canapés

Makes 24

Preparation 15 minutes

Cooking 15 minutes

 

2 x 200g duck breasts, skin on

Smoking mixture

1 tablespoon black tea leaves

1 tablespoon herbal tea (eg an […]

Almond gazpacho with seared scallops

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Christmas canapés

Makes 18 shot glasses

Preparation 10 minutes + one hour refrigeration

Cooking 2 minutes

 

2 cups (220g) white sourdough bread, crusts removed, cut into cubes

1 cup (160g) […]

Roast beef rib with spiced salt and anchovy and parsley béarnaise

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Serves 8

Preparation 30 minutes (plus 20 minutes standing time)

Cooking 1 hour 15 minutes

 

2.5kg standing rib of beef with 5 bones (bone in rib or baron […]

White chocolate mascarpone mousse with berries in sparkling shiraz syrup

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Serves 8

Preparation 20 minutes (plus 2 hours setting time)

Cooking 10 minutes

 

200g white chocolate

½ cup (140g) mascarpone cheese

300ml cream

3 punnets berries, such as strawberries and/or blueberries