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Have you decided what you are having for Christmas day starter?

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ilikemincepie Thu 18-Dec-14 13:37:29

Or did MN decide it was unnecessary? Inspiration needed, nothing too complicated as it's complicated enough already!

curiousgeorgie Thu 18-Dec-14 13:42:33

We have crab, prawns and salad...

kaymondo Thu 18-Dec-14 13:45:13

Baked Camembert and warm bread with some deli meats and olives.

cavkc Thu 18-Dec-14 13:46:45

Gambas pil pil

King prawns cooked in a garlic and chilli oil/sauce - lovely mopped up with fresh bread

ilikemincepie Thu 18-Dec-14 13:49:38

yum. they all sound lovely. though I'd have to resist filling up on bread i think.

Nocturne123 Thu 18-Dec-14 19:26:43

Prawn cocktail . Not too exciting but easy smile and dm is making it so even easier for me

JustMuddlingBobBobBobbingAlong Thu 18-Dec-14 19:37:12

Prawn cocktail with avocado salad. <Wipes slevers from chin.>

pud1 Thu 18-Dec-14 19:51:14

smoke salmon for myself and fil. mussels in white wine for oh and mil.

Thelovecats Thu 18-Dec-14 19:56:08

We never have a starter- will run out of kitchen/ oven space as it is :D I suppose at a push we might have smoked salmon.

LouiseBrooks Thu 18-Dec-14 20:16:26

A bacon sandwich when I get up (which will be about 11 or 12 - bliss!) Followed by a glass (or 3 ... of champagne while I prepare lunch - sit down is just after the Queen when we eat the main course and we usually have Christmas pud about 6.00pm.

ginslinger Thu 18-Dec-14 20:17:13

No starter - drink and nibble

RJnomore Thu 18-Dec-14 20:27:36

Chestnut soup and then chicken liver pâté.

HollyBollyBooBoo Thu 18-Dec-14 20:59:45

Nibbles whilst drinking, Waitrose bung in the oven prawns with aioli, cheese bites and cranberry and Brie mini tarts.

HarrietSchulenberg Thu 18-Dec-14 21:02:48

For the last million years I have done a homemade smoked salmon pate with prawns, frilly salad and melba toast. I am now fucking sick of it and will be doing either something with pate or a baked Camembert that we can all dip crusty bread into.
And I am also effing sick of effing turkey so we'll be having duck.

NoArmaniNoPunani Thu 18-Dec-14 21:05:32

A bottle of bubbly.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 18-Dec-14 21:10:06

Just a few crisps and nuts around midday (dinner at 2.30). Have done canapes the last couple of years and it's taken the edge off our appetites too much. Never done an actual starter, either at our house or at my parents growing up.

Footlight Thu 18-Dec-14 21:11:42

smoked salmon and mini pizzas.

KirstyJC Thu 18-Dec-14 21:14:49

Chocolate and gin.

CitronVert Thu 18-Dec-14 21:15:43

Antipasti bits: salamis, Parma ham, olives, cornichons, bread etc. We'll also have a few smoked salmon blinis and fizz a couple of hours before.

Allalonenow Thu 18-Dec-14 21:19:00

Nibbles and fizz, then prawn cocktail and salad. Only decided this yesterday as it's usually mixed smoked fish platter.

mamapain Thu 18-Dec-14 21:19:22

We're doing a sort of picky bits, so there will be:

Smoked Salmon
Potted Crab

And various other antipasti type items I pick up when I do the shopping. For us this works as we're a big group, and it can be hard to find something everyone will like and to get portion sizes right. Plus I can plate nearly all of it up the night before so requires no effort.

SasherinSuite Thu 18-Dec-14 21:30:17

Crunchy potato cakes with smoked trout and horseradish & creme fraiche.

Mousefinkle Thu 18-Dec-14 21:32:38

Cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup.

ilikemincepie Fri 19-Dec-14 06:52:30

<drools> I can't wait! Still undecided though; was thinking maybe keep it very simple with smoked salmon blinis or something, but so many possibilities seems a shame in a way not to do something more special.

BopToTheTop Fri 19-Dec-14 07:16:58

We are doing picky bits too-
Pate on Melba toast
Brie and grapes
Smoked salmon and cream cheese on bruschetta
Prawn vol-au-vents

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