christmas meals

7 Perfect Meals to Consider for Christmas

  1. Old Fashioned Glazed Ham
  2. Molasses Pork Tenderloin With Red Wine Sauce
  3. Roasted Chicken with Mushroom and Wine Sauce
  4. Baked Pumpkin
  5. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Date
  6. Apple Walnut Stuffed Pork Roast
  7. Lobster Colorado

Old Fashioned Glazed Ham

Christmas is never complete without a glazed ham.  It’s one of the easiest meals to prepare for the holidays, and it is cheap too. You can feed a dozen people with it.

To prepare an old fashioned glazed ham, put mustard glaze on the ham, then apple juice into the bottom of the pan. Place the ham in the oven and bake it for two hours.  After every 20 minutes, brush the ham with the apple juice.

Add some pineapple rings around the ham as decoration, then sprinkle with some brown sugar.  Return the ham to the oven then bake it until the pineapple becomes light golden brown.  Remove from the oven then wait for 15 minutes before slicing.

Molasses Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce (optional)

This is another relatively easy to prepare meal. Start by mixing a cup of soy sauce, 1 ¼ cup of molasses, ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice,  ¼ cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons of minced ginger, and 2 large minced garlic cloves.  Put these ingredients into a shallow dish then add ¾ pound tenderloins. Cover and chill for eight hours.

Remove the tenderloins from the marinade, and discard the latter. Grill the tenderloin over medium high heat for 20 minutes. Let it stand 10 minutes before slicing. If desired, serve it with red wine sauce.

Roasted Chicken with Mushroom and Wine Sauce

This is a yummy meal that you can prepare in over an hour.  Put butter on the chicken breast, pour over wine and stock, before placing  it on the oven and roasting at 220 degrees for an hour.

Saute spring onions, garlic and basil for a minute, then stir in the wine, mushrooms, and tomato puree. Reduce the heat until the wine evaporates.

Stir in the herbs, cream and lemon juice. Carve the chicken, and garnish it with herbs and chopped walnuts.

Baked Pumpkin

This is another mouthwatering meal that will take less than an hour to cook.  Its flavor also goes well with red wine. To prepare this dish, pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees. Add 1 ½ kilos of pumpkin to the baking dish, flavoring it with salt and paper.

Put garlic by making a  tiny inclusion into the pumpkin with each pod. Spice it up with fresh thyme, red wine vinegar, coriander seeds, and chili powder. Pour some olive oil and mix the ingredients.

Then put the baking dish and let it cook there for 30 minutes.

Bacon Wrapped Stuff Date

This snack is popularly known as “Devils on Horseback.” It  has glazed dates with chives, cream and wrapped in crispy bacon.

To prepare this meal, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Then slice a lengthwise slit in the dates, before stuffing each one with almond and half a teaspoon of goat cheese. Close the dates by pinching it, then wrapping each one in a piece of bacon.

Place the dates won a wire rack set on a baking sheet. Bake these for 20 minutes, or until the bacon is brown in color and crispy. Turn each date after 5 to 10 minutes. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

Apple Walnut Stuffed Pork Roast

Another yummy treat, this meal should be done in less than two hours. To start, preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Melt the butter over medium heat before stirring in the onion, apple, celery, and walnuts. Cook for five minutes, or until the vegetables become tender.

Put applesauce,  bread crumbs and water. Cook and stir then season with cinnamon, cloves, salt, nutmeg, and ginger.

Place the pork roast in a baking dish. Put the stuffing mixture over the roast. Roll the roast and make sure that the fatty side is on the top.  Bake it for around 50 minutes in the preheated oven, to an internal temperature of around 145 degrees.

Lobster Colorado

This is another easy-to-make meal that you can do in less than an hour. Start by setting the oven at 500 degrees F. Then sprinkle the tenderloins with salt, garlic powder and pepper. Wrap each filet with bacon then secure it using a toothpick.

Place these on a broiling pan then broil for about 8 to 10 minutes. While waiting for the tenderloins to get cooked, melt a quarter cup of butter over medium heat. Stir in the chopped lobster meat and then cook until it is done.

Spoon the lobster meat over the tenderloins, returning them to the broiler until the meat of the lobster becomes brownish.  While waiting for the lobster to turn brown, heat the remaining butter in saucepan. Cook it until it becomes the color of a hazelnut.

Spoon the browned butter over the steaks and voila, you have the perfect meal for Christmas.



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