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What Will You Be Serving For Christmas Dinner?

An unusual Christmas calls for some unusual recipes – whether you fancy something slightly different this year, or you’re cooking for fewer people than normal due to the restrictions…

What will you be serving for Christmas dinner?

At Athleat, we not only provide the traditional favourites, but we also have a selection of wild and speciality meats.

So, we wanted to bring together some different recipe ideas that you might like to try this Christmas Day, based on some of the delicious meats we have to offer.

We’ve split it into Christmas Starters and The “Main Event”, so check them out below…


Christmas Starters

Potted Duck with Pistachio

Potted duck with pistachio christmas starter

Duck can often make a really delicious starter as the flavours are so different to the traditional meats you might have as a main course.

This recipe from Delicious Magazine for Potted Duck with Pistachio uses duck legs, and can be made ahead of time!

Check Out This Delicious Magazine Recipe Here


Slowly Braised Belly of Pork with Apple Soup, Garlic Purée and Port Jus

Or how about combining delicious pork belly with apple, garlic and jus – just like in this Great British Chefs recipe.

A relatively small starter but bursting with flavour and will really start your Christmas dinner off beautifully.

Check Out This Great British Chefs Recipe Here


Coarse Pheasant and Chestnut Terrine

pheasant terrine christmas starter

For a dish with really different flavours, consider making something with game meat, like this pheasant terrine.

Made using whole pheasant, chicken livers and pork belly, this recipe will really delight your guests. Plus, if there’s anything leftover, it will keep for a nice Boxing Day treat too!

Check Out This Delicious Magazine Recipe Here


The “Main Event”: Christmas Dinner

Perfectly Cooked Turkey

perfect turkey christmas dinner

If you’re sticking with the traditional for your Christmas dinner, then take a look at this article of ours that gives some brilliant tips on cooking the perfect Christmas turkey.

Check Out Athleat’s Top Tips Here


The Ultimate Christmas Roast Beef (including all the trimmings)

roast beef christmas dinner

Made using a Beef Sirloin Roasting joint, this recipe will give you a delicious beef roast… plus all of the trimmings too!

If you’re not a fan of turkey but still want to stick to something familiar, this could be a great option for you.

Check Out This BBC Good Food Recipe Here


Pork Loin with a Great Herby Stuffing

pork loin christmas dinner

Again, if you’re not a fan of turkey but still want something closer to a traditional roast, then how about a pork loin roast with herby stuffing?

This recipe from Jamie Oliver would not only be great for Christmas dinner but would also provide delicious leftovers too.

Check Out This Jamie Oliver Recipe Here


Christmas Wellington

For something a little different, how about a Christmas Wellington made with chicken breasts and sausage meat?

It also incorporates some classic favourites – stuffing and cranberry sauce – and can be made ahead of time, meaning you only need to think about veg and gravy on the day!

Check Out This BBC Good Food Recipe Here


Roast Guinea Fowl with Chestnut, Sage & Lemon Stuffing

roast guinea fowl christmas dinner

If you want to go for something really different but equally as delicious, how about a roast guinea fowl?

One thing to note is that this bird will feed fewer people (around 2-3), so it’s ideal if you’re only having a small gathering this year, but you won’t lose out on delicious flavours!

Check Out This BBC Good Food Recipe Here


Have any of these recipes inspired you to create a Christmas dinner with a difference?

Let us know in the comments below…

And don’t forget that any of these dishes would also go perfectly with our Pigs in Blankets and Sausage Meat!

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