Holidays are truly a celebration of family, friends, and good food. That's why I have pulled together Nine Main Course Ideas for your Christmas celebration this year. These elegant recipes include anything from Apricot Glazed Racks of Lamb to Herbed Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Bearnaise Sauce and several other ideas in between. Make this Christmas truly memorable with an air of sophistication
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Roast Rack of Lamb is smothered with an apricot mustard glaze and stands beautifully together while interlocked into a gorgeous presentation for any special occasion. The sauce is extremely simple but the flavor it adds to the lamb is absolutely exquisite. This entrée is both impressive in its display and just about fork-tender in its finish. It will be beautiful on your Christmas table.
The saltiness of black forest ham, the gooeyness of Swiss cheese, the crunch of a panko coating, and, of course, the creamy dijon mustard sauce, all of this rolled into the “never grows old” classic Chicken Cordon Bleu. You’ll love this recipe because it is baked not fried which lends itself to a much healthier version. It's a great alternative to a traditional Christmas menu.
This gorgeous sticky glazed ham will sit beautifully on your Holiday Dinner Table this year. It’s coated with a sauce made of brown sugar, molasses, and grainy mustard. A touch of cinnamon, cloves, and fresh ginger enhances it as well. Oh, and brandy, I can’t forget to mention the brandy. Not only does this main course dish give an impressive presentation, but the aroma emanating from your kitchen will also most definitely cause friends and family to congregate there.
This tender and juicy Fruit Stuffed Pork Loin Roast with Peach Glaze is bursting with flavors of garlic, fresh herbs, and fruit. An elegant and impressive presentation for any occasion, especially Christmas which will soon be upon us. This recipe takes a little bit of work, but the end result is so worth it.
If you’re looking for an elegant entree to place in the middle of your dining table, look no further. This Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb gives an impressive presentation yet it’s much easier than you would think. Minced garlic, herbs, and spices add depth of flavor to this tender meat, while the roasted tomatoes, olives, and onions create a lovely compliment as a side. This dish will prove to be the crowning display of beauty at your Holiday get-together.
This Herbed Crown Roast of Pork is a magnificent centerpiece for your Christmas table. Brining overnight provides this meat with both a tender and moist finish. An herb and spice rub is the secret that delivers a flavorful dish and will certainly have your guests asking for seconds. As an added treat, this entrée is dressed with Homemade Stuffing with Apples and Sausage that is sure to satisfy.
Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Roast is a gorgeous presentation for any special occasion or holiday meal. This cut of meat is smeared with a garlic herb rub, roasted to fork-tender perfection, and drizzled with a rich creamy bearnaise sauce. The flavors will explode in your mouth.
This savory Pork Roast Stuffed with Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, and Spinach brings Mediterranean deliciousness. To begin, loads of spices create a rub that infuses this meat with a rich depth of flavor. The center overflows with spinach, roasted red peppers, feta cheese and garlic which make for not only an amazing healthy main dish but also a definite main course production.
These stuffed Cornish Hens will be a stunning display of beauty on any table where they find themselves. Shimmering with an apricot glaze and packed with wild rice stuffing loaded with dried apricots and cranberries. This dish is sure to be a “show stopper” for your Christmas get-together.
I pray you have a deliciously wonderful Christmas where warmth and family join together. Were Jesus is celebrated. Where laughter rings throughout the house and delectable food is found in abundance. To the Merriest of Christmases.
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