What to Serve with Christmas Turkey

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “what to serve with christmas turkey?” and provide you with insights on what you can do to enhance your christmas dinners and leave the guests wanting more.

What to serve with Christmas turkey?

You can serve the following with christmas turkey.

  • Garlic bread sauce
  • Pork stuffing
  • Honey macadamia stuffing
  • Port and cranberry glaze
  • Sweet potato and chive damper
  • Couscous salad
  • Rocket coleslaw
  • Brussel sprouts and speck gratin
  • Green bean and goats cheese salad
  • Roasted smashed potatoes

Brussels sprouts and speck gratin 

Rich and moreish, this gratin is a decadent addition to the Christmas table. The sprouts and speck (a cured meat) are cooked in double cream with gruyere and a crunchy breadcrumb topping. 

A little goes a long way.

 

 

Couscous salad

Cranberries are a perfect partner to turkey and the sweet red fruit stars in this flavoursome couscous salad. The chorizo lends heat, while orange slices add much-needed freshness.

 

 

 

Rocket coleslaw

An enduring favourite, this coleslaw recipe adds a little class with the inclusion of peppery baby rocket. Serve with your roast Ingham turkey for a creamy and colourful summer Christmas feast.

 

 

Sweet potato and chive damper

Damper can be made from scratch in under an hour and is served straight out of the oven, making it a rustic alternative to bread at the Christmas table. 

This version blends sweet potato with fresh chives and parsley.

 

 

Honey macadamia stuffing

Give your turkey a ‘beaut’ Aussie twist with this crunchy stuffing made from macadamia nuts and honey. 

Finely grated orange rind and chopped rosemary round out the delicious local flavours.

 

 

Pork stuffing

Rich and hearty, this classic stuffing mixes the salty flavours of bacon and sausage with onion, sage, apple and walnuts – a great option for the traditionalist at heart.

 

 

 

Port and cranberry glaze

If you plan to barbecue your turkey, this is the glaze for you. Sweet and sticky, it infuses the meat with the wonderful flavours of port, jellied cranberry, orange rind and cinnamon.

 

 

Garlic bread sauce

Simply delicious, this garlic-infused sauce – made in the food processor with a base of olive oil, yog

 

Green bean and goats cheese salad

Green beans are a mainstay of Thanksgiving dinner and provide plenty of crunch and colour alongside a Christmas turkey. Here, they’re served warm with salty prosciutto and crunchy almonds.

 

Bay roasted smashed potatoes 

Prepared in just five minutes, these crisp and creamy roast potatoes feature the subtle flavour of bay leaf. These are guaranteed to be a ‘smash’ hit and perfect alongside your Inghams turkey.

What is the tradition of Christmas normally?

Christmas dinner is a meal traditionally eaten at Christmas. This meal can take place any time from the evening of Christmas Eve to the evening of Christmas Day itself. 

The meals are often particularly rich and substantial, in the tradition of the Christian feast day celebration, and form a significant part of gatherings held to celebrate the arrival of Christmastide.

In many cases, there is a ritual element to the meal related to the religious celebration, such as the saying of grace.

The actual meal consumed varies in different parts of the world with regional cuisines and local traditions. 

In many parts of the world, particularly former British colonies, the meal shares some connection with the English Christmas dinner involving roasted meats and pudding of some description. 

The Christmas pudding and Christmas cake evolved from this tradition. In countries without a lengthy Christian tradition, the Christmas meal may be more heavily influenced by popular culture. 

An example of this is Japan, where a KFC order is traditionally consumed.

Conclusion 

In this brief article, we answered the question, “what to serve with christmas turkey?” and provided you with insights on what you can do to enhance your christmas dinners and leave the guests wanting more.

References

https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/turkey-herb-butter-garlic-bread-sauce/523fa3b0-49f8-41c8-873b-f546ee328433
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_dinner
https://www.taste.com.au/entertaining/articles/simple-turkey-sides/n6bfwhyq

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