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Good Christmas Day Starters PLEASE

(7 Posts)
PressureDrop Tue 07-Dec-10 19:41:42

Sick of our usual salmon-ey something.

No soup (too filling) and no prawns (two people don't eat seafood).

Any great recipes you'd like to share?

TIA

Numberfour Tue 07-Dec-10 20:07:56

chicken liver pate with melba toast?
goat's cheese and red onion tart?
parma ham and melon (not that I have ever had that!)
anti pasti thingy?

Numberfour Tue 07-Dec-10 20:09:38

btw, what is your usual salmon-ye thing?

MrsNoggin Tue 07-Dec-10 20:10:46

You have room for starters?!

Chocolate usually works for us grin. And it's a struggle to get pudding down after main as well!

But if you insist, what about a pate of some sort? Mushroom perhaps, I always find that lighter than meat ones. WIth little triangles of toast.

bigchris Tue 07-Dec-10 20:12:30

A starter before the biggest meal of the year? Wierd!

My sis shoves in oven Chinese nibbles at about 12 and then xmassy dinner 4ish

no trouble at all

PatTheHammer Tue 07-Dec-10 20:13:04

I read a really good thread on here the other day and somebody very wise said that they never do starters as they are too filling but buy some nice pre-prepared canapes and serve them on trays with drinks in the living room whilst they finish off cooking the meal.

I think this is a really good idea and will be stealing it this year. If you had an aversion to pre-prepared you could make some canapes in advance? Sorry don't have any particular recipes!

taffetazatyousantaclaus Tue 07-Dec-10 21:30:19

Some interesting ideas in Sainsbo's mag:

- smoked salmon, with vodka chilli and lime
- melon with serrano ham and pomegranate
- baked beets with goats cheese toasted walnuts and olives
- scallops with ginger, spring onions and coriander

When I was a child, we always had turkey giblet soup. More like a broth.

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