Is it Christmas Without a Turkey?

Some people might argue that without a turkey, Christmas day just isn’t the same. This is because many families throughout the UK have been eating turkey at Christmas for generations. It’s a known tradition, that many people abide by. But turkey or no turkey, food certainly plays a big part of the day, and of the holiday season as a whole.

Many people like to switch it up each year, in terms of food, location and even themes for those of you hosting parties. So this year, why don’t you try a whole new recipe? Let’s take a look at some of the alternatives to turkey, for you to try this Christmas.

Alternatives
Go for a unique taste with the spiced pork and chestnut wellington recipe, using baba ganoush. Preparation for this meal will take you roughly 45 minutes, and will need refrigerating overnight. It’ll then need to be cooked for 1 hour and 20 minutes. If you like the sound of this recipe, visit the uktv website for instructions on how to cook it.

Another great alternative to turkey, is beef fillet with horseradish and prosciutto. This meal requires less preparation and cooking than the previous recipe, so is ideal for those who want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying their newly opened presents. If you’d like to read the full recipe and list of instructions, head over to the BBC good food website.

One final alternative is salmon. One reason why it makes a great option, is the fact that there are many different ways in which you can cook it. You could grill, roast, fry, boil, smoke or glaze salmon. Your choices are endless. Another reason that makes it a great alternative, is that like turkey, it can also be kept to make a tasty boxing day meal.

So, what about you?
Are you going to try something different this Christmas? Or does turkey still play a big part of your day? We’d love to hear of any delicious recipes you might have lined up for the big day; and if you can’t resist a turkey, why is that? Are traditions an important part of your festive season? Let us know in the comment section below.


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