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Melissa Mayo

December 19, 2018

CHRISTMAS DINNER MENU

Post by Melissa Mayo

Who’s up for a little Christmas Dinner Menu inspiration?

I’ve got you covered from appetizers to soups, salads, mains and desserts. And I have thrown in a few holiday cocktails and some Xmas cookies just for good measure.

 

FIRST THE APPETIZERS

CRUDITES WITH ROASTED BEET HUMMUS – gorgeous

ROASTED-BEET-HUMMUS

SATAY CHICKEN SKEWERS

SAYTAY CHICKEN SKEWERS-9713

SPICY HOT CHICKEN LIVERS AND ONIONS – obviously

GRILLED-PERI-PERI-LIVERS-AND-ONIONS

GOAT CHEESE WITH MARCONA ALMONDS & HONEY – insane

MACON WRAPPEED DATES –  totally brilliant

And cause it can be chilly I have added some winter and some summer SOUPS

CHUNKY MINESTRONE SOUP

SPLIT PEA SOUP WITH A TWIST

ARTICHOKE SOUP WITH FRESH DILL

HOT SPICY ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

Then we need a few SALAD & VEGGIE OPTIONS

 

RAINBOW GARDEN GREENS

DRIED FRUIT & NUT SALAD – yes please

Dried-Fruit-&-Nut-Salad

MOZZARELLA PESTO & GREEN BEAN SALAD

ROASTED FENNEL ONIONS & CARROTS WITH MINT

ROASTED-FENNEL-ONIONS-&-CARROTS-WITH-MINT

CHILLI GRILLED CORN

CHILLI-GRILLED-CORN

STONE FRUIT CAPRESE – hell yeah

STONE-FRUIT-CAPRESE

SAGE ROASTED VEGETABLES

SAGE-ROASTED-VEGETABLES

SALAD BAR SALAD

KITCHEN-SINK-SALAD

ASIAN KUMQUAT & BROCCOLI SLAW

ASIAN KUMQUAT & BROCCOLI SLAW

ISRAELI COUSCOUS & ROASTED VEGGIES

ISRAELI COUS COUS & ROASTED VEGGIES

GREEK KALE SALAD WITH A TWIST – delish

GREEK KALE SALAD WITH A TWIST

HASSLEBACK POTATOES

STUFFED ROASTED PEPPERS

Now for some options for the  MAIN

GRILLED SALMON WITH CORN SALSA – heaven sent

GRILLED-SALMON-WITH-CORN-SALSA

THYME ROASTED TURKEY

 

 

CHICKEN SOSATIES WITH APRICOTS & ONIONS – old skool SA style

CHICKEN SOSATIES WITH APRICOTS & ONIONS

GREEK LAMB WITH LEMON POTATOES

TENDERLOIN WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY

BALSAMIC FIG GLAZED RACK OF LAMB

THANKSGIVING LAMB WITH ROSEMARY BALSAMIC FIG GLAZE

PASTA ALLA VODKA – Italy on a plate

PASTA-ALL-VODKA

STEAK SOSATIES

SOSATIES

PERI-PERI GRILLED CHICKEN THIGHS  – the very BEST!!

PERI-PERI GRILLED CHICKEN THIGHS

ROSEMARY MUSTARD & CITRUS CHICKEN THIGHS

Rosemary-Mustard-&-Citrus-Chicken-Thighs

BONE IN RIB EYE STEAKS

BONE IN RIB EYE_

SALMON WITH BLISTERED TOMATOES

Then it is onto DESSSERT

SOUTH AFRICAN CHEESECAKE – so worth it

SOUTH-AFRICAN-CHEESECAKE

GINGERSNAP & CARAMEL ICE-CREAM SUNDAES

GINGERBREAD MEN

NUTELLA & STRAWBERRY PIZZA – incredible

NUTELLA & STRAWBERRY PIZZA

OREO STUFFED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES – oh so pretty & tasty

OREO-STUFFED-CHOCOLATE-CHIP-COOKIES

RED WINE POACHED PEARS

RED WINE PAOCHED PEARS

FIG & ORANGE PEEL DARK CHOCOLATE BALLS

MERINGUE CUPS WITH SOUTH AFRICAN CHOCOLATE

MERINGUE-CUPS-WITH-SOUTH-AFRICAN-CHOCOLATE

And the most important part I saved for last – A GORGEOUS HOLIDAY COCKTAIL

BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITAS – I am complete now

BLOOD-ORANGE-MARGARITA

ROSEMARY INFUSED FRUITY SANGRIA – everyone needs a cockatil

SANGRIA-WITH-CRANBERRIES

So there you have it.  The perfect menu to celebrate christmas and ring in the new year. Happy Holidays day my beautiful friends xxx

xxx Chef MM

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