A Traditional Christmas Menu

The festive season is here which means it’s the perfect excuse to gorge ourselves on succulent roasts, delicious desserts and one too many servings of Christmas pudding.

To help you plan your feast, we’ve put together a traditional Christmas menu to help you celebrate this wonderful time of year.

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If our traditional menu is not your cup of tea, then take a look at our Not-So Traditional Christmas Menu.

Starters

Two-Way Carrot Salad

Skip the traditional prawn cocktail for this Two-Way Prawn Carrot Salad and Buttered Prawns.

Beetroot Tarte Tatin

This vegetarian-friendly Beetroot Tarte Tatin from Dennis Strydom of Haute Cabrière in Franschhoek are just so moreish.

Biltong Pâté

If you’re looking for a simply delicious pâté for your guests to snack on while you prepare the main event, serve them this uniquely South African Biltong Pâté with some fresh bread and crackers.

West Coast Mussels with White Wine, Leeks, Lemon and Cream

Give your guests a taste of West Coast with this Mussels with White Wine, Leeks, Lemon and Cream recipe Spier Executive Chef Lolli Heyns.

Sides

Pan-Fried Fine Beans with Sultana-Caper Dressing

Executive chef Jaco Grové adds a subtle twist on green beans with his Pan-Fried Fine Beans with Sultana-Caper Dressing recipe.

Honey Roasted Baby Carrots with Dried Cranberries

You might also want to add Jaco’s Honey Roasted Baby Carrots to your menu as well.

5 Festive Potato Recipes

What would Christmas be without a serving of potatoes? We have five festive potato recipes for you to tuck into from the lovely people at Potato SA.

Butternut Couscous Salad

Enjoy the best of both worlds with this roasted Butternut Couscous Salad.

Mains

Cider-Glazed Gammon

Have you got a Wonderbag? Then Christmas is the perfect time to show it off to your guests with this Cider-Glazed Gammon recipe.

Slow-Braised Duck

Enjoy a delicious country fare with chef Jason Comins of Overgaauw wine estate with his Slow-Braised Duck.

Roast Pork with Spicy Sauce

A good old fashioned pork roast is always sure to be hit with guests. Try this Roast Pork with Spicy Sauce recipe.

Baked Butternut

Not wanting to leave out our vegetarian and vegan readers, we have this Baked Butternut recipe from chef Bertus Basson. Just be sure to leave out the chorizo sausage.

Dessert

Steamed Christmas Pudding

We couldn’t leave Christmas pudding off our menu. Give this Steamed Christmas Pudding a try.

Beeramisu

Yes, this might not be your traditional tiramisu, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Give musician and chef J’Something’s Beeramisu a whirl and let us know what your guests think.

Apple and Caramel Pie

There’s always space for pudding and there’s definitely enough room for a serving (or two) of this Apple and Caramel Pie.

Homemade Honeycomb Ice Cream

Keep the kids happy with this Homemade Honeycomb Ice Cream. Be sure to make extra as they’ll be back for seconds.

A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.

Leigh Hermon

Leigh Hermon

A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.

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