5 Easy Christmas Dinner Recipes

Christmas is an annual festival celebrated worldwide. We decorate our homes and exchange gifts this season. Besides, it’s the time where families and friends come together. Wondering what dinner recipes to prepare for Christmas?

Below are five easy dinner recipes for Christmas to work with.

Apricot- Filled Pork Loin

  • Ingredients
  • Clove garlic
  • Ground Pepper
  • Freshly chopped rosemary
  • Dried apricots
  • Low sodium fat-free chicken
  • Pork thigh
  • Salt

The number of ingredients depends on the people to be served.

Preparation

  1. Place apricots in a pan, add half a cup of water. Use medium heat for the water to boil. Remove the pan from the heat source and allow it to heat for about 15 minutes for apricots water absorption.
  2. Get a long knife to cut a hollow opening on pork loin: mix garlic, salt, and apricot mix in a bowl. Fill the space of the mixture.
  3. Tie the loin at intervals and Heat the oven up to 325 degrees F.
  4. Grind garlic, salt, rosemary, and pepper with a pestle and a mortar. Apply the combination on the pork haunch evenly. Roast the pork loin for 50 minutes.
  5. Pour broth, put back the meat in the oven until 150 degrees F is reached for the internal temperatures.
  6. Get a sheet to place the roasted meat and garnish it with rosemary. The meal is ready to serve.

The whole preparation takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Beef Tenderloin Together With Cauliflower Salad (Roasted)

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • Shallots
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Mustard
  • Cauliflower
  • Pepper
  • Beef
  • Kale
  • Lemon juice

Cooking Direction

  1. Preheat the oven to 475° F. Gets a baking pan or sheet for beef placement. Also, use a brush to apply salt, pepper, and a tablespoon of olive oil to the beef. After 12 minutes, remove the food from the oven.
  2. Chuck a half tablespoon of olive oil and shallots in cauliflower. Use salt and pepper for seasoning. Disperse the mixture on the baked meat and place it back in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  3. Use a foil to cover the beef for 10 minutes. Whisk lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, seasoning with pepper and kosher salt.
  4. Heat the baby kale in a pan together with other vegetables. Add the olive oil mixture and the pomegranate seeds. Allow the beef to stand before slicing.

 

Horseradish Sour Cream and Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Sour cream
  • Horseradish
  • Unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh chives
  • Black pepper

Directions

  1. Boil potatoes in salted water for about 20 minutes and drain them. Reserve half a cup of the cooking water.
  2. Whisk horseradish and the preserved sour cream together. Use kosher salt and adequate amount of black pepper for seasoning.
  3. Mash the potatoes with butter and sour cream mixture. Add the reserved water for thinning.
  4. Finally, transfer the mashed potatoes giving it a butter and chive topping.

 

Roasted Mushrooms and Radicchio

Ingredients

  • Shallots
  • Olive oil
  • Sherry vinegar
  • Mixed mushroom
  • Black pepper
  • Leaf parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Head radicchio

Directions

  1. Get a baking pan and chuck oil and shallots. To improve its taste, we can season it using salt and pepper. Then roast the shallots for about 20 minutes with a preheated oven to 425°F.
  2. Add mushroom, oil, and tossing combination. Return mixture into the oven for about 30min so that mushrooms and shallots can become tender.
  3. Put shallots and the ready mushrooms in a container, add the required parsley, radicchio, oil, salt, vinegar, pepper and toss them together.

The preparation takes approximately 1hr. As we await the dish to be ready, we can take our kids through the preparation methods and what to expect from this meal.

Cumin Lamb Leg Served With Roasted Garlic and Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes
  • Head garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh thyme
  • Lamb’s leg
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Toss to combine garlic, lamb, tomatoes, salt, and pepper in a pan.
  2. Put the lamb between the tomatoes and add cumin, salt, and pepper for seasoning.
  3. Roast the lamb up to an internal temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit for about 90 minutes.
  4. Transfer the lamb into a wire rest, let it stand for about 10 minutes, and slice it. As such, it will be ready to serve.

Highlighted above are a few easy dinner recipes for Christmas. There are many other recipes available online to work with on the big day. We can use one of these recipes to make exciting and delicious meals for our loved ones.