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Perfect Christmas Meal Dishes

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Want to cook the perfect Christmas dinner? If yes, we are here to help with some delightful recipes. Read below to get started.


Sage and Onion Stuffing

 Sage and onion in stuffing is a classic dish. You can make a wonderful stuffing with sausage meat and egg. It will be both perfectly crunchy and flavorful. It is tasty when served warm and cold. You can make 14 balls of sage and onion stuffing with sausage meat. You will need the following ingredients:

Ø Knob of butter.

Ø 1 large onion (finely chopped).

Ø 75g white breadcrumbs.

Ø Small bunch of sage leaves (finely chopped).

Ø Grated Zest of ½ lemon.

Ø 450g-pork sausage meat.

Ø Nutmeg

Once you have the ingredients, melt the butter in your frying pan. Make sure the heat is not too high. Soften the onion and fry both the breadcrumbs and onions until golden. Mix the onion and breadcrumbs with sage and lemon.  Add them to the sausage meat by mixing them well with your hands. Make sure you season the mixture with nutmeg. Bake in a greased baking dish for 200C.


Brandy Butter

 Make Brandy Butter for Christmas. It goes wonderful with Christmas pudding and apple crumble. To make Brandy Butter, you will need the following ingredients:

Ø 225g unsalted butter (room temperature).

Ø 55g icing (caster sugar can substitute it).

Ø 3 tbsp of brandy.

Ø Lemon juice (just a little).

Ø 2 tbsp clotted cream.


Put the butter into a bowl and beat it until it softens. Add the sugar to the butter. Once the sugar and butter are beaten well, drizzle in the brandy and lemon juice. Lastly, mix in the clotted cream and put nutmeg to your preference of taste. Store your butter brandy in the fridge until ready to serve. When ready to serve top with orange zest.


For more great recipes to make the perfect Christmas dinner, read this article from Guardian.Co.Uk.


Or for more information on cooking a great meal, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!


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