Maggie's Christmas by Maggie Beer

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    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer; Spanish
    • Ingredients: flaked almonds; white bread; almond milk; verjuice; sultana grapes; lemons; cooked blue swimmer crabs
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  • Blue swimmer crab omelette
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Lunch; Suppers; Christmas; Cooking for 1 or 2; Summer
    • Ingredients: eggs; cooked blue swimmer crabs; crème fraîche; verjuice; white peppercorns
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Lunch; Main course; Christmas; Summer
    • Ingredients: golden shallots; crème fraîche; cooked blue swimmer crabs; chives; lemons; white peppercorns; panko breadcrumbs
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    • Categories: Salads; Lunch; Main course; Christmas; Summer
    • Ingredients: avocados; lemons; cooked blue swimmer crabs; black peppercorns; baby cos lettuce; witlof; red witlof
    • Accompaniments: Mustard bread rolls
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    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Lunch; Main course; Christmas; Cooking for 1 or 2; Summer
    • Ingredients: cooked blue swimmer crabs; lemons; black peppercorns; pasta shells; avocados; coriander leaves; wood chips; rosemary; fresh bay leaves; sage; baby truss tomatoes; garlic
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Jams, jellies & preserves; Sandwiches & burgers; Sauces for fish; Lunch; Snacks; Christmas; Summer
    • Ingredients: cooked blue swimmer crabs; peppery greens; burghul; active dry yeast; caster sugar; wholegrain mustard; maple syrup; strong wholemeal flour; strong white flour; egg yolks; grapeseed oil; saffron; onions; verjuice; canned tomatoes; white peppercorns; crab mustard
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Side dish; Christmas; Summer
    • Ingredients: burghul; active dry yeast; caster sugar; wholegrain mustard; maple syrup; strong wholemeal flour; strong white flour
    • Accompaniments: Crab and avocado salad
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    • Categories: Sauces for fish; Side dish; Christmas; Summer
    • Ingredients: egg yolks; grapeseed oil; white peppercorns; crab mustard
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    • Categories: Jams, jellies & preserves; Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Side dish; Christmas; Summer; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: caster sugar; saffron; onions; verjuice; canned tomatoes
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Christmas; Summer
    • Ingredients: salted baby capers; whiting fillets; chervil; limes
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    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters; Lunch; Main course; Christmas; Summer
    • Ingredients: semolina; black peppercorns; garfish; olive oil; lemons; baby fennel; verjuice; oranges; white peppercorns
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Appetizers / starters; Lunch; Main course; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer
    • Ingredients: dried currants; verjuice; black peppercorns; butter; olive oil; Tommy ruff; red onions; lemons; fresh oregano
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    • Categories: Salads; Lunch; Main course; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer
    • Ingredients: mulloway; sourdough bread; lemons; self-raising flour; light beer; avocados; baby tomatoes; red onions; black peppercorns; micro mint
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Dessert; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer; Australian; New Zealand
    • Ingredients: egg whites; caster sugar; verjuice; thickened cream; crème fraîche; lady finger bananas; passionfruit pulp
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer
    • Ingredients: verjuice; dill; gold gelatine leaves; telegraph cucumbers; caster sugar; oysters
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    • Categories: Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer; Italian; Middle Eastern
    • Ingredients: baby bocconcini mozzarella cheese; dukkah; caperberries
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    • Categories: Stuffing; Fried doughs; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer
    • Ingredients: zucchini flowers; Persian feta cheese; canned anchovies in oil; olive oil; semolina; lemons
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Dips, spreads & salsas; Sauces, general; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggs; sourdough baguette bread; raisins; salted baby capers; lemons; basil; vino cotto
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; caster sugar; oranges; olive oil; strong white flour; eggs; Kalamata olives; lemons; fresh oregano
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    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Snacks; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer
    • Ingredients: chicken thigh fillets; fennel; verjuice; preserved lemons; Kalamata olives; wholemeal pitta bread; parsley; Persian feta cheese; black peppercorns
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer
    • Ingredients: sour cream; chicken breasts; black peppercorns; lemons; prunes; mint; dry-roasted pine nuts; pine nuts; egg yolks; verjuice; olive oil; butter; plain flour
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    • Categories: Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer; Lebanese
    • Ingredients: green olives; burghul; lamb fillets; ground cinnamon; ground allspice; spring onions; sweet smoked paprika; preserved lemons; mint; black peppercorns; witlof; lemons
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer
    • Ingredients: honey; lemon thyme; rosemary; lemons; vino cotto; chicken wings
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; Christmas; Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer
    • Ingredients: unsweetened chestnut purée; pouring cream; verjuice; Cognac; marmalade; pineapple; dark chocolate
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  • Eggplant salad
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  • Caponata

    • Melanie on July 22, 2016

      I enjoyed this as a side dish although would reduce the vinegar slightly next time.

  • Baked chicken thighs with preserved lemon and rosemary

    • Melanie on July 22, 2016

      We really liked this chicken - simple to prepare but packed with flavour. Served with the caponata and buttered steamed corn.

  • Pasta with crab and roasted smoked tomatoes

    • foodgloriousfood on May 21, 2021

      My smoked tomatoes didn’t have a smoky flavor at all. As you just put a small slit in the skin before smoking them I wonder if a smoky flavor is even achievable in the 20mins Maggie suggests. I tried doing them for 35 mins and still nothing. I would like to try smoking tomatoes again with a lot more wood chips. I ended up adding a smoked cherrywood salt instead of plain salt to the dish to get some smokiness into it.The dish itself is pleasant and fresh and light but needed more oomph. I ended up whisking some extra lemon juice and a good olive oil and tossing that through. Maybe some Merquen (smoked chili flakes) would be good too. Maggie said use large shells but I would suggest medium sized shells. My large shells were far too large and cumbersome to eat. I don’t know if I would make this again, although if I succeed at smoked tomatoes maybe I would give it another whirl.

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  • ISBN 10 1921384409
  • ISBN 13 9781921384400
  • Published Dec 01 2015
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 368
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Penguin Books Australia

Publishers Text

Christmas is Maggie Beer's favorite time of year, a time for everything she loves—for hugs from the grandchildren, for giving, and for creating special memories. But most of all, it is a time for family and friends to gather around a table groaning with delicious food. With her hallmark generosity and warmth, Maggie invites you to join her Christmas celebrations in South Australia's beautiful Barossa Valley. From roasting the perfect turkey and transforming leftovers into fabulous meals, to turning ripe summer fruits into luscious desserts, and creating a glamorous formal dinner to welcome in the New Year in style, Maggie shares her most cherished recipes. With plenty of advice for stress-free entertaining, Maggie shows you how to celebrate this special time of year with panache and joy.


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