9 Christmas eve dinner recipes you can try this season!

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Hitanshu Bhatt
30 May 2023 Updated On Oct 13, 2023 19:12 IST
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It's the most awaited time of the year. Try these recipes for Christmas eve dinner and celebrate the festival of joy.

 

We are sure by now you must have planned a Christmas party but wait, have you decided on which dish to prepare for the same? If you're planning your Christmas eve dinner at home and confused whether what to make, we are here to help you. Presenting to you some delicious food recipes to prepare for the celebrations.

 

Cocktails

 

Grey Goose Old Fashioned

 

Old Fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails in the world. It's easy to see why it has stood the test of time. Now try it with a simple Grey Goose Vodka twist instead of whiskey.

 

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Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey Goose Vodka 50 ml
Demerara Brown Sugar 2 tsp.
Dash Of Hot Water -
Dash Of Angostura Aromatic Bitters -
Orange Zest -

Method

 

Add the sugar and water to a rocks glass, then stir to dissolve. Add orange zest. Slowly trickle in Grey Goose and cubed ice, piece by piece, stirring throughout. Top with cubed ice to serve.

 

Aperitivo Espresso

 

A delightful mid-day aperitif! Coffee and vodka meet tonic water and orange zest to give it the freshness necessary to brighten up any party.

 

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Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey Goose Vodka 1 Part
Unsweetened Coffee 1 Part
Tonic Water -
Orange Zest -

Build-in wine glass in this order: Grey Goose Vodka, coffee, tonic water, orange zest.

 

Christmas Cookies

 

Gingerbread Cookies by Chef Alpa Pereira

 

Cookies taste sweeter during the time of Christmas and it is almost a sin not to have one. Here is a simple recipe for Christmas cookies that you can make at your home.

 

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Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butter 200g
Light Brown Sugar 200g
Caster Sugar 60g
Gingerbread Spice 10g (ginger powder, cinnamon powder, allspice, cloves and nutmeg)
Eggs 50g (about 1 egg)
Milk 15ml
All-purpose flour 400g
Baking Powder 6g

Method

 

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius In a large bowl, soften the butter, add both the sugars and gingerbread spice, and cream together. Add the egg and milk and combine completely. Sift in the flour and baking powder, and mix till just combined. Do not overmix.

 

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Cakes and Desserts

 

Bailey’s Tiramisu

 

A tiramisu is a must-have for all coffee and chocolate enthusiasts. When laced with Bailey’s, it becomes a luxurious craving. This Irish-style dessert includes mascarpone cream, which cuts through the richness of the coffee and liqueur, making it a dream dessert.  

 

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Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egg yolks  3
Castor sugar 30g
Mascarpone cheese 150g
Whipped cream 50g
Baileys  15ml
Cooled espresso 1.5 cups
Ladyfingers 2 packs
Cocoa powder to garnish

Method

 

Mix egg yolks and castor sugar over a double boiler to make the sabayon. Gently fold in sabayon, mascarpone cheese, and whipped cream to create a smooth mixture. Soak the ladyfingers in a mixture of coffee and baileys. Arrange soaked fingers in a ramequin and cover them with the sabayon, mascarpone cheese, and whipped cream mixture. Place it in the chiller to set for 90 minutes. Garnish it with cocoa powder and ladyfingers.

 

Rudolph Reda Vanilla cupcake by Chef Sunil Singh

 

Cupcakes are everyone's love and here is a vanilla cupcake recipe for you. Make sure you try this at your party and make your guests happy.

 

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 Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refined Flour 30g
Yoghurt 10g
Baking Powder 0.5g
Castor Sugar 15g
Oil 5ml
Vanilla Essence 0.5ml
Butter Cream 10g
White Chocolate 20g
Red Gel Colour 1g
Snow Balls 1g

Method

 

Mix refined flour, baking powder, yogurt, castor sugar, oil, and vanilla essence in a cake

mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes till all the ingredients are well mixed to form a smooth

batter. Preheat the oven to 150’C. Grease the cupcake mold and pour the mixture evenly into it. Bake the cupcake for 15 minutes. Mix buttercream, white chocolate, and red gel color and pour into pipping bag. Once the cupcakes are done remove them from the oven and let them cool for 30 minutes. Garnish with snowballs.

 

Rocky Road Brownies by Rachel Goenka

 

Hot brownies in this cold weather are everyone's favorite and you must try this recipe to add up some sweet taste to your Christmas celebrations.

 

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Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butter melted then cooled ½ cup (113g)
Eggs, room temperature 2
Vanilla 1 tsp
Granulated sugar 1 cup (200g)
Unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted ⅓ cup (40g)
All-purpose flour ½ cup (64g)
Salt ¼ tsp
Mini marshmallows 1 cup
Chopped walnuts ½ cup
Chocolate chips 1 cup
Baking powder ¼ tsp

Method

 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with the vanilla. Add in sugar, cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder, and gently stir. Pour the melted butter into the brownie mixture and mix until the butter is fully incorporated. Spread batter in a prepared 8-inch square pan. Bake 18-22 minutes. Remove from oven and add chocolate chips, marshmallows, and walnuts. Bake until the chocolate is shiny and the marshmallows puffed.

 

Savory

 

Roasted Duck

 

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Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duck -
Butter -
Yogurt -
Ginger paste -
Garlic paste -
Cooking oil -
Coriander powder -
Cumin powder -
Cardamom powder -
Kasturi methi -
Red chili powder -
Red chili paste -

Method

 

Take a duck and rinse it thoroughly. Now, prepare the paste that the duck will be marinated with.

In a pan, take some oil and add a spoonful of ginger-garlic paste. Let the paste sizzle thoroughly and then add red chili paste. Once done, add coriander powder, cumin powder, cardamom powder, and red chili powder. Mix thoroughly and add crushed kasturi methi in it to add more flavor to it. Now let it cool and then add some fresh yogurt. Mix it well and marinate the duck with this flavorful paste. Now let this marinated duck set in for 3-4 hours in the fridge. Then roast it for 25 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees and your hot sizzling roasted duck is ready.

 

Roasted Duck

 

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Turkey -
Onions -
Garlic heads -
Malta oranges -
Fresh thyme -
Lemon zest -
Unsalted butter -
Kosher salt -
Ground black pepper -

Method

 

Take a turkey, clean it properly and dip it in brine water for 2-3 hours. Take a saucepan and melt the butter. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and thyme according to the weight of the turkey. Apply the marinated butter and stuff onions, garlic, malta oranges, fresh thyme, and black pepper inside the turkey skin. Roast the loaded turkey for 25-30 mins at 180 degrees and now your loaded roasted turkey is ready to serve.

 

Baked Crabs by Chef Manoj Sharma 

 

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Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crab meat (shredded) 60g
Onion (finely chopped) 25g
Garlic (finely chopped) 15g
Celery (finely chopped)  15g
White sauce 35g
Fresh cream 50ml
Parmesan cheese 15g
Salt  to taste
Pepper to taste
Crab shells 3
Olive oil 15ml

Method

 

For stuffing 

 

In a pan, heat oil and sweat chopped garlic, onion, and celery. Add shredded crab meat and sauté for a minute or two. Add white sauce and fresh cream and continue cooking on a low flame for 2 minutes. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Finish with grated Parmesan cheese. 

 

Baked Crab

 

Clean and blanch the crab shells, spoon the stuffing into the shells, sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top, and grill in the salamander until the cheese melts and turns golden brown. 

 

Do try these recipes and let us know in the comments how they taste!

 

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