Christmas starters (138)

    Serve up a delicious smoked salmon or prawn starter for an elegant start to your Christmas dinner. We have lots of easy recipes for seasonal soups, pates and more!

    Top Christmas starter recipes

    13 reviews

    This is a rich and decadent chicken liver pate recipe, which is perfect for special occasions and parties.

    Recipe by: P. Travisano

    313 reviews

    Light and flaky, these tarts are easy to make and easy to reheat. Just wrap loosely in foil and heat at 180 C for 10 to 15 minutes, or until warm.

    Recipe by: DONNA L.

    14 reviews

    These irresistible little canapés are always a hit at parties. And all the better, they're very easy to make.

    Recipe by: Luda

    13 reviews

    Prawns stuffed with crab meat and spinach, wrapped in puff pastry and baked in the oven. A wonderful starter.

    Recipe by: nostatic

    No reviews

    An elegant bite-sized hors d'oeuvre, which will be welcomed at any dinner party. Smoked salmon is served with a horseradish cream in a starter spoon. You can also serve the salmon on top of crostini, if desired.

    Recipe by: matoutina

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