Christmas is something that we cannot avoid. However, although avoiding Christmas is not something that is in our hands, what we can get is that it gets a little different from other years. Something that we can do, for example, offering to our guests a holiday menu with Christmas food that is also original. Because the important thing is to enjoy Christmas days with the family around a table, right? Why it has to be always eating the same food? This year, if you follow these recipe that we propose, that will change.
Bread stuffing Turkey
Turkey is a Christmas food that can not miss on your table. But it is one thing to eat Turkey again, and quite another is to eat it in a different way. And that is what happens with the bread stuffing Turkey. To prepare the bread stuffing Turkey as ingredients we are going to need a box of bread to make the stuffing, apart 8 slices of bread, a litre of broth from chicken, 3 stalks of celery chopped very small, one onion and 2 sticks of butter.
The first thing is to bring the water to a boil to prepare the chicken broth. While the broth is prepared chop very finely the celery along with the onion and leave them aside in a bowl. Then, in a pan melt the butter and then fry the onion and celery until they are transparent.
Finally add the bread pan, pour over the Turkey the broth and the slices of bread cut into cubes. Heat it until it is all a compact mass before fill the Turkey and put it in the oven for 4 hours. Your Turkey will look similar to the rest, but as soon as your guests taste it they will receive a pleasant surprise with a Christmas food so original.
Ham with honey-glazed
This recipe combines one of the most typical Christmas food, as it is the ham, and other sweet ingredients that get a unique flavour to the ham. The ingredients to prepare this original recipe is a ham spiral of about 9 pounds, a cup of Maple honey, half cup of chopped nuts, a tablespoon of mustard (the best for this recipe is Dijon mustard), 2 tablespoons of zest of Orange and half teaspoon of allspice
First thing is to cut the ham in slices and get all the slices in a bag of Turkey in a pan for baking, that you will have to do for 2 hours at a temperature of 325 F. While the ham it is cooking, in a pan bring to a boil the honey until it is reduced to three-quarters of a cup and then add the walnuts, mustard, orange peel and allspice ground species.
When have been passed the two hours for baking the ham bathes the slices ham with the honey that you have prepared and put it in the oven for 1 more hour, or until the thermometer reads 140 F. Remove the ham from the oven and let stand for 15 minutes before serving. To accompany this original dish you can use glazed carrots or any Christmas rice paste.
Cauliflower puree with cheese
For sure that you are tire of prepare Christmas Pumpkin purée or mashed potatoes. Why not try this year with an original mashed cauliflower with cheese? This is an original Christmas meal that it is also healthier.
But the best thing of this original recipe, apart from the fact that it is healthier, is that it is very quick and easy to do. The ingredients that you will need are a medium-sized cauliflower, washed and cut into pieces, 2 tablespoons of butter without salt, a quarter cup of whole milk, a quarter cup of grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In the event that you do not have Parmesan cheese, try with another cheese, but it is important to be a good quality cheese, because it is going to give flavour to the dish. And if you want to make this recipe a little healthier, you can replace butter with oil.
To prepare this original Christmas food you have to put to boil water in a large pot, and add the cauliflower and salt when the water it is boiling. Let it cook for 15 minutes, until it is tender, drain it and return to the pot. Add the butter and milk and mix well before passing it to the blender to make a cream. When the mix is already creamy add the cheese, salt and pepper and it is ready to serve. As you can see, this recipe has it all: it is easy to make, does not require much time, is original and is healthy. What are you waiting for to prepare it?
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