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Delicious Christmas Meal Recipe Ideas for the Whole Family

Looking for delicious Christmas meal recipe ideas? Look no further! Using brioche, our collection features dishes for every part of your festive meals.

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The festive season is upon us, and there’s no better time to indulge in delicious food and create cherished memories with family and loved ones. As Christmas approaches, the anticipation of a gathering around the table fills the air. In this blog post, we invite you to discover a collection of mouthwatering Christmas meal recipe ideas that will add a touch of magic to your festive family gathering.

From a delicious brunch to a heartwarming starter, a satisfying lunch, and a show-stopping dinner, we’ve curated a menu that will impress even the most skeptical family members.

Get ready to embark on a culinary journey filled with flavours, warmth, and love.

Setting the Scene: Creating a Memorable Christmas

Imagine a scene straight out of a Christmas movie – a cozy living room decorated with twinkling lights, a beautifully trimmed Christmas tree standing proudly in the corner, and the laughter and chatter of loved ones filling the air. As the scent of delicious food waft through the house, the anticipation of a lovingly made Christmas meal grows. It’s a time to come together, share stories and laughter, and enjoy the flavours of the season.

Delicious Christmas Meal Recipe Ideas for the Whole Family

A well-prepared and thoughtfully curated Christmas menu plays a crucial role in creating an unforgettable festive get-together. It sets the stage for cherished memories and traditions that will be passed down for generations. From the crackling fireplace to the joyful clinking of glasses, every detail contributes to the enchanting ambiance of the occasion. And at the heart of it all lies the food, bringing warmth, comfort, and delight to the table.

Allow us to guide you through a selection of Christmas meal recipes that will elevate your festive gatherings. Whether you’re seeking a traditional spread or a contemporary twist, our collection has something to make every occasion magnifique.

So, gather your loved ones, put on your aprons, and let’s dive into a world of flavours that will make this Christmas truly special. Get ready to create lasting memories with these Christmas meal recipe ideas.

Christmas meal recipe ideas for brunch – Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Avocado Christmas Wreath

Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Avocado Christmas Wreath

This wreath might just be the perfect Christmas brunch dish for the family: the Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Avocado Christmas Wreath. Made with St Pierre Brioche Buns as the base, this delightful spread combines creamy avocado, zesty lemons, a hint of chili flakes, refreshing baby cucumbers, luscious cream cheese, and the star of the show, smoked salmon. Topped with sliced radishes, spring onions, fresh dill, cress, and a sprinkle of tangy capers, this wreath is not only visually stunning but also bursting with flavours that will impress your loved ones. It’s a festive and indulgent dish that adds a touch of elegance to your Christmas brunch, making it a memorable treat for everyone gathered around the table.

Christmas meal recipe ideas for starter – Butternut Soup Cheese Toasties

Butternut Squash Soup with Herby Grilled Cheese Toastie

This recipe  for a creamy butternut squash soup infused with aromatic paprika, garlic, and thyme is perfectly complemented by the rich flavours of a grilled cheese made with slices of St Pierre Brioche Loaf, with in butter and garlic, and topped with fresh parsley. The combination of the velvety soup and the crispy, cheesy toasties creates a comforting and indulgent experience. This Christmas starter not only offers a burst of flavours but also adds a touch of elegance and cosiness to your festive table. It’s the perfect dish to kick off your Christmas meal and create a warming moment for your loved ones.

The legend behind the dish

Legend has it that the origins of this Butternut Soup can be traced back to a cozy Parisian café tucked away in the heart of the city. Towards the end of the 18th century, the chef-cuisinier Laguipière created a pumpkin soup that kept his name. It was to a trio of army generals, that he proposed a butternut version, which acquired a reputation under the name of Laguipière’s soup.

In 1820, on the initiative of its new owner, Jean Véfour, the café became a sumptuous restaurant and the best gastronomic spot in Paris. For almost a century, the restaurant was a meeting place for the political and artistic elite of Paris. Bonaparte (a plaque indicates the table he occupied), Joséphine de Beauharnais, Mac Mahon, George Sand, Lamartine, Victor Hugo and others were among its regular customers. This soup potentially played a role in the restaurant’s popularity

As word spread about this dish, the popularity of the butternut soup soared, and it became over the years a sought-after dish during the holiday season. Parisians, known for their love of good food and convivial gatherings, embrace the soup as a comforting and indulgent addition to their festive meals. Today, this butternut soup has become a beloved Christmas tradition in many households. Families gather around the table, savouring the creamy soup with its hints of nutmeg and thyme.

With our recipe, we’ve given you a slight twist by adding a delicious grilled cheese sandwich that accompanies it. It’s a delightful combination that warms the soul and brings a touch of Parisian elegance to the Christmas festivities.

Chicken Pancetta Burger

Pancetta, Turkey and Chestnut Burgers

A truly festive burger bursting with Christmas flavour, combine traditional festive ingredients such as turkey and chestnut with St Pierre brioche for a burger like no other.

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Christmas meal recipe ideas for lunch – Pancetta Turkey And Chestnut Burgers

Succulent turkey blended with crispy pancetta and chestnuts make the patty in this deliciously festive burger.

Topped with a generous serving of stuffing, tangy cranberries, and fresh parsley, these burgers offer a harmonious balance of textures and tastes.

Nestled between soft and flavourful St Pierre Brioche Burger Buns, and accompanied by a dollop of creamy mayonnaise, leftover roasted vegetables, and a drizzle of cranberry sauce, these burgers truly elevate the Christmas lunch experience.

They are a perfect representation of the festive spirit, delivering a satisfying and flavoursome meal that will leave your family craving for more.

Tips & Tricks to customise your Pancetta Turkey And Chestnut Burgers

To make the Pancetta Turkey and Chestnut Burgers dish even more special, consider adding some unique twists and personal touches that will elevate the flavours and presentation. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

  • Festive herb infusion: infuse the ground turkey with a medley of festive herbs such as sage, rosemary, and thyme. This will impart a fragrant and savoury note to the burgers, enhancing their festive appeal.
  • Cranberry relish: instead of using cranberry sauce as a topping, create a tangy cranberry relish by combining fresh cranberries with a touch of orange zest, a squeeze of lime juice, and a sprinkle of brown sugar. This vibrant relish adds a burst of freshness and complements the savoury flavours of the burger.
  • Gourmet cheese selection: experiment with different types of cheese to take the burger to the next level. Consider using a creamy brie or a tangy blue cheese instead of the traditional American cheese. The richness and complexity of these cheeses will add a luxurious touch to each bite.
  • Sweet and spicy glaze: create a glaze by combining maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Brush this glaze onto the burgers during the final minutes of grilling to add a balance of sweet and spicy flavours that will indulge the taste buds.
  • Caramelised onions: elevate the flavour profile by topping the burgers with a generous serving of caramelised onions. Slowly cook thinly sliced onions in butter until they turn a rich golden brown, adding a sweet and savoury component that complements the pancetta and chestnuts.

Christmas meal recipe ideas for dinner – Chicken, Mozzarella & Spicy Cranberry Burger

This flavourful creation combines breaded chicken breast fillets, gooey mozzarella sticks, and a perfect balance of tangy cranberry sauce and spicy chili sauce. Made with  St Pierre Seeded Brioche Burger Buns, this burger offers a lovely combination of textures and tastes. The creamy mayonnaise and crisp lettuce leaves add a refreshing element. This burger is not only a delicious and satisfying meal but also a festive twist on a classic dish, making it an excellent choice for your .


Chicken Mozzarella Burger

Chicken, Mozzarella & Spicy Cranberry Burger

Burgers with a festive twist featuring chicken and cranberry for a delicious dinner this Christmastime.

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Serving suggestions and tips

  • Breaded chicken alternatives: if you prefer a plant based option, you can substitute the breaded chickjen with a vegetarian patty, this way you can enjoy the delicious flavours of the burger without compromise.
  • Additional toppings: customise the burger with additional toppings to enhance the flavour and add your personal touch. Consider adding sliced tomatoes, red onions, or pickles for extra freshness. You can also include avocado slices or crispy bacon for added creaminess or smokiness.
  • Greens and herbs: while lettuce leaves are traditionally used, you can experiment with different greens to elevate the burger’s taste and texture. Try using rocket leaves for a peppery kick or baby spinach for a milder, earthy flavour. Additionally, adding fresh herbs like basil or coriander can provide a burst of freshness.
  • Toasted buns: enhance the burger’s overall texture and taste by lightly toasting the St Pierre Seeded Brioche Burger Buns in the oven. this step adds a delightful crunch and brings out the natural sweetness of the buns, creating a more satisfying eating experience.
  • Sauce adjustments: the balance between cranberry sauce and spicy chili sauce can be adjusted to suit personal preferences. If you prefer a sweeter profile, increase the amount of cranberry sauce, and reduce the spicy chili sauce. On the other hand, for a spicier kick, add more chili sauce and decrease the cranberry sauce.

We hope this article has taken you on a culinary journey, exploring delicious festive recipes and inventive twists that will add a touch of magic to your Christmas gatherings. From the delightful Butternut Soup Cheese Toasties to the mouthwatering Pancetta Turkey and Chestnut Burgers, we’ve shared recipes that are sure to impress and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

But our journey doesn’t end here. We invite you to continue the experience by sharing your own creations with us. Make sure you tag @StPierreEurope in your creations on Instagram and Facebook and showcase your unique twists and personal touches on these recipes. We can’t wait to see the culinary wonders you bring to life in your kitchen!

And if you’re looking to recreate these dishes or discover more of our delightful products, visit our “Where to Buy” page on our website. There, you’ll find a list of retailers and online platforms where you can find our high-quality ingredients and products. Happy cooking!

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