Christmas with Gordon: Superb Menus and Delicious Recipes for the Whole Festive Season by Gordon Ramsay

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  • ellemoro on December 29, 2014

    We used this book for all our Xmas day meals in 2014- excellent results and so much more convenient and efficient not to be shuffling between books. Recipe combinations are suggested along with preparation timings and cook-ahead possibilities.

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  • Roast turkey with lemon, parsley and garlic

    • ellemoro on December 29, 2014

      We adapted this technique a little as we were using a turkey crown. Still made the lemon herb butter and pushed under the skin. Also made a dry brine with salt and baking powder which sat on the turkey for about 24 hours. Great results, but with any turkey recipe you need to have a plan for time and temperature according to your oven and size of bird. Breast meat 150F and leg meat 165F with the bird spatchcocked would be my advice!

  • Turkey gravy with cider and walnuts

    • ellemoro on December 29, 2014

      Besides me forgetting the walnuts to finish this is a truly awesome gravy. We thickened it with quite a lot of cornflour after straining as we prefer a thicker gravy.

  • Pork, apricot and pistachio stuffing

    • ellemoro on December 29, 2014

      Be sure to buy large sage leaves as the recipe requires them to be layered as the first step and small sage leaves are time consuming and fiddly. Also note that because this technique with the sage and baking in foil means you get more of a steamed finish, not crispy crunch.

  • Light steamed pudding with whiskey cream

    • ellemoro on December 29, 2014

      Awesome Xmas pud alternative - I made it with my 9YO - very simple techniques that we did together. Also added 1tsp allspice for add Xmas! We made it the day before Xmas day - very easy to steam reheat which we set going as we sat down to eat the main course. As we didn't have a trivet to fit inside the pan we used an upturned small plastic colander which remains stable inside the simmering pan - a solid base for the bowl wobbles with all the bubbles being formed under it.

  • Turkey curry

    • ellemoro on December 29, 2014

      Made this with leftover Xmas turkey (what else) and added a tablespoon of tamarind paste and a squirt of ketchup - also some other hard spices like star anise or bay leaves seemed to add more to the basic flavour. Kids loved it as we went easy on the chilli - excellent meal served with scented rice.

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  • ISBN 10 184400984X
  • ISBN 13 9781844009848
  • Published Nov 07 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 144
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint Quadrille Publishing Ltd

Publishers Text

Gordon gives inspiration, advice and 75 failsafe and delicious recipes for all occasions over the Christmas period. The stars of the show are 5 Christmas Feasts - suitable for whenever you choose to have your main Christmas meal. The menus are built around a choice of 5 main course centrepieces - turkey, goose, beef, ham or sea bass - and include starters, accompaniments and desserts for each. To take the stress out of Christmas Gordon offers masses of advice on ordering, shopping, preparation and timing. Also included is a great chapter on Party Food, and inspired recipes for Breakfast & Brunch, Lunches & Suppers, and Sweet Treats. Gordon's favourite Christmas ingredients, including stilton, smoked salmon, turkey and ham, are highlighted with suggestions for creative ways to use them over the Christmas period. Advice on wines and party drinks, cheese and other festive ingredients complete this invaluable guide to the perfect Christmas.

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