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Christmas Recipe Ideas

A list of Christmas entertaining ideas and recipes, Kitchen to Table, Yamba

Here’s our list of Christmas recipe ideas! We keep our eyes peeled for interesting and delicious recipes from trusted cooks, chefs and recipe writers and share the links below. We hope they help you create a beautiful and delicious feast this Christmas.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks for your support throughout the year!


Jamie Oliver’s Beetroot cured salmon…delicious with horseradish cream and rye bread, or make a batch of these mini pancakes, or these gluten-free chickpea pancakes by Jill Dupleix.

I liked this idea for putting together a smoked salmon and cream cheese platter. This combo is a classic and would be perfect for brunch over the festive time.

Adam Liaw’s prawns with green mustard mayonnaise would make for a simple and delicious starter. It’s also a great way to feature local Yamba Prawns on your Christmas table.

A savoury galette (open rustic tart) can be served with drinks or as the main affair, can showcase seasonal vegetables, and provide a vegetarian option at your Christmas table. This sweet potato and goat’s cheese galette is delicious as is this one filled with ricotta and topped with eggplant, zucchini and tomato.

A vibrant beetroot dip with crudites and/or lavosh (thin crispbread) or these seed crackers is excellent with drinks.

These zucchini and halloumi fritters look and sound delish!

Salads and sides

A good potato salad is a must for summer entertaining. This classic recipe by Belinda Jeffery should fit the bill. Or, for something different, try this potato, pea and mint salad with lime and coconut dressing.

This green bean, bacon, and egg salad would make a colourful addition to the Christmas table.

Roasted asparagus with prosciutto and lemon is simple and delicious.

This green tabbouleh is bright with peas, asparagus, and broad beans (available in the freezer section of the supermarket), and is full of interesting textures.

It’s hard to go past this beetroot salad with pomegranate dressing…it will work well with ham, turkey or barbequed meats.

This cucumber salad with green tahini dressing looks fresh and zingy. I think it would work well with a roasted side of salmon.

This Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad is a perfect summer salad when peaches are at their best.

This salad of roasted peppers with mozzarella, basil and capers has my mouth watering!

This red capsicum and tomato gratin would make a festive addition to the table.

These potatoes, by Poppy Cooks, look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to give these a try.


This salmon Nicoise salad is colourful, delicious, and easy to prepare.

A glazed ham features on our Christmas table each and every year. These are my two favourite ways to glaze it…marmalade glaze or pineapple & rum glaze.

A poached turkey breast with gravy made from the poaching liquid is a simple and foolproof way to prepare turkey for Christmas.

This slow-roasted turkey leg with garlic and herbs by Alison Roman looks mouthwatering!

This 5-spice and orange turkey roll by Marion’s Kitchen is another fuss-free way to cook turkey this Christmas.

Marion Gatsby’s tea-smoked side of salmon is a statement piece! Serve with one of the salads listed above.

Here’s a fabulous collection of pork recipes from Delicious. I’m sure you’ll find something in that collection that you’d love to cook and serve.

This one-tray roast beef or porchetta by Colin Fassnidge both look incredible.

Here’s a fantastic collection of meat-free recipes if you are catering for vegetarians or want to showcase vegetables on your Christmas table.


Trifle is a classic on Aussie Christmas tables, and most people rely on their family recipes. However here are a couple of interesting variations I have come across.


For the mango lovers amongst us, go no further than this Mango tiramisu by Delicious. They say it’s one of their most popular recipes ever!

This blueberry sponge pudding is my kind of dessert any time of the year!

Stephanie Alexander made this ‘flavours of Christmas’ ice cream pudding with store-bought ice cream and simple-to-put-together fruit mince. A super easy, do-ahead crowd-pleaser.

Adam Liaw’s ‘all in’ pavlova recipe is a revelation. Or, you can’t go past Stephanie Alexander’s tried-and-true pavlova recipe. Either way, top with billows of whipped cream and your favourite summer fruit.

This peach, raspberry and lemon verbena bread and butter pudding is to die for! It uses panettone, a festive Italian Christmas bread very similar to brioche, which gives the pudding the most delicious flavour and texture.

Emiko Davies’s recipe for stuffed baked peaches is simple but utterly delicious, as many Italian recipes are. Serve with cream, yoghurt or ice cream.

Our peach cake is easy to make and absolutely delicious. The link takes you to a cake made with fresh figs but simply swap the figs for peaches.

Our vanilla panna cotta with cranberry jelly and summer berries is a fantastic do-ahead dessert.


This idea for a festive mimosa

My favourite summertime cocktail is a Hugo Spritz, made with elderflower, mint, lime, and prosecco. Try locally distilled gin from Yamba Distilling Co.

This is a fun way to serve a Cosmopolitan cocktail. Mr Consistent mixers are available online and in-store at Kitchen to Table. Cheers!




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