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Tigerpaws57 Sun 12-Nov-17 17:08:22

I have six adults coming for lunch on the sunday before christmas i want to do a lovely winter comfort food type meal - probably involving a big joint of meat of some sort. But would like to make something a bit different from the usual sunday roast/christmas dinner type thing. Would very much welcome your suggestions!

CoffeenoTea Sun 12-Nov-17 17:10:39

Id do big joint of lamb and roasted veg with a wine sauce.

DerelictWreck Sun 12-Nov-17 17:11:23

What about a big beef and ale stew with dumplings or a lovely crusty loaf of bread?

SheGotBetteDavisEyes Sun 12-Nov-17 17:16:05

If you want to stick to a joint, then how about Beef Wellington? Gordon Ramsey's recipe with parma ham and wild mushrooms is absolutely lovely and special for an occasion.

Or a huge slab of skirt steak, marinaded and seared, then served in thick slices. Fabulous with rosemary roast potatoes.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 12-Nov-17 17:18:15

Go Greek? Roast lamb with oregano. Roasted potatoes with lemon juice. Greek salad. Tsatziki etc. Throw pomegranate seeds around liberally to make it all look festive!

Bella8 Sun 12-Nov-17 17:18:38

It depends on preference but what about beef wellington with all the trimmings? Or A slow cooked beef casserole? Or a classic fish pie? Maybe a nice beef brisket or BBQ pulled pork. Argghh there's so many options and I've just made myself hungry!!!

PhuntSox Sun 12-Nov-17 17:20:21

Slow cooked pork with apple sauce and a sweetened thick gravy with mash and green veg like purple sprouting broccoli. I would also do swede or turnip.

MountainDweller Sun 12-Nov-17 17:37:56

I’d go for a casserole - Gordon Ramsey’s Beef in Beer with dumplings is very good. And some interesting veg, maybe ones you don’t do at Christmas. Red cabbage and/or mashed swede?

PotteringAlong Sun 12-Nov-17 17:41:29

I'd do slow cooked pork, wedges and homemade bread with stuffing and apple sauce for the ultimate sandwiches.

cathyclown Sun 12-Nov-17 17:50:36

If it is any help, we are having salmon on crutches (en croute) for Christmas Day. Courtesy of M+S. Delicious.

So easy and so tasty! None of us like Turkey or roasts just to mention!

PosieNarka Sun 12-Nov-17 18:00:15

Beouf Bourguignon

Pulled pork

PosieNarka Sun 12-Nov-17 18:03:58

Beouf Bourguignon

Slow cooker pulled pork, served in brioche rolls etc

PosieNarka Sun 12-Nov-17 18:04:54

Whoops, sorry!

PricillaQueenOfTheDesert Sun 12-Nov-17 18:09:26

I’d be tempted to make a nice casserole. You can get in a few hours beforehand and forget about and instead enjoy the company of your friends/family. Far less washing up afterwards too.

OliviaBenson Sun 12-Nov-17 18:11:50

Pulled pork, jacket potatoes, coleslaw and salad?

Stews nice. Moroccan lamb stew?

SheGotBetteDavisEyes Sun 12-Nov-17 18:17:10

Lamb shank tagine? Festive, rich but a bit different. Jewelled cous cous to serve with it.

Pouffealouffe Sun 12-Nov-17 18:19:24

Diana Henry has an amazing slow cooked lamb leg with pomegranate and honey. It’s delicious with rice or flatbreads.

Bubblysqueak Sun 12-Nov-17 18:20:27

Toad in the hole

Tigerpaws57 Sun 12-Nov-17 20:15:30

Yum. Some lovely suggestions. Thanks all xx

FlukeSkyeRunner Mon 13-Nov-17 09:23:33

Of you like Indian food how about lamb raan and a selection of curries worth naan? Meera sodhas lamb raan recipe is gorgeous - I've five it using a leg of lamb in my for cooker overnight, then in a hot oven for 30 mins to crisp it up.

Kaz2200 Wed 15-Nov-17 16:10:37

I'm doing similar on Xmas eve and having pie night, big steak pie all homemade, chicken ham and mushroom pie homemade chips and roast parsnips.

Orangeplastic Fri 17-Nov-17 08:03:19

Indian style roast.
Meera Sodha does a fantastic Whole roast masala chicken, we served it with her Ferrari potatoes, Green beans with Mustard seeds and ginger and a Cabbage thoran.

DancingHouse Thu 23-Nov-17 21:39:42

Honey roast gammon ham with cauliflower cheese

firsttimemama89 Thu 23-Nov-17 21:43:44

Slow cooked leg of lamb (try a Kleftico recipe)

Serve with warm pitta/flatbreads

Tzatziki, dips and a fresh salad with pomegranate and balsamic

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