Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 Christmas Menu at our house

Merry Christmas

We decided on cold Christmas lunch with the exception of hot pork. Mum really wanted hot pork, so she got it! Dad and I cooked furiously the whole day before hand and all morning and managed to come up with the following spread. 

This was for ten people and as usual, we had enough for 30 people but we will eat the leftovers during the following week when we have lots of guests popping in. Unfortunately, I was a bit sick on Christmas day and didn't really eat much at all and didn't drink any alcohol at all, but I do plan to get stuck in today and do my fair share.

Highlights- I rolled and stuffed the boned turkey and it ended up being perfectly cooked. Dad's apple, sage and currant stuffing for the roast pork was also a winner. The glaze, which I got from Gourmet Traveller was also simple but delish. Next year I'm going to go for a more Asian inspired theme I think, maybe some duck salad and lots of seafood, because the white cooked chicken is super spesh too. Even though I didn't eat dessert yesterday, I'd already stolen a few pieces of the famous papa's cheesecake prior to the day and I will consider it my goal to eat the remaining cheesecake in the next few days. I forgot to take photos of dessert but managed to get the rest of the spread.

I hope you had a really nice days and got to surround yourself with loved ones. Please tell me what you ate xx 

Our menu for 2011 

To start
Oysters served natural,  kilpatrick or with ponzu dressing with pickled ginger and lime 

Prawn and chicken skewers marinated with honey, soy and garlic

Ham off the bone glazed with lime and mustard glaze and assorted condiments

Fresh prawns served with Reggie's special seafood sauce

Chinese White cooked chicken marinated with ginger and soy

Rolled turkey stuffed with onion and sage stuffing

Roast pork with apple, sage and currant stuffing

Tomato, basil and buffalo mozzarella salad

Wombok Salad

Rocket, Reggiano and pear salad

Bacon, mint and mustard potato salad 

Christmas plum pudding served with homemade vanilla bean ice cream or custard

Papa Pasticcera Ricotta Cheese Cake

Balsamic strawberries with whipped cream

To Finish
Christmas cake 
Tropical fruit panettone
tea and coffee

To Drink 
Champagne: Piper Heidsieck or Veuve Clicquot 
Wine: Selection of red and white wines
Beer: Peroni or Corona
Virgin Summer Punch
G.G.'s christmas cocktails - vanilla vodka, ginger beer and cranberry with lime and mexican spice

3 fabulous comments:

Dan said...

Delicious spread! We had oysters, prawns, scallops, blue swimmer crab, hot pork, caprese salad, and of course Wombok salad. I made a pavlova and ate almost a quarter of it.

Barbara said...

It looks wonderful E. merry Christmas.

Spencer said...

Looks like you had quite a Christmas feast!

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