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!
My family loves soup and this is one of their favourites. It has lots of flavour and is fairly quick to make. It's primarily a mushroom soup but derives a lot of its flavour from other ingredients.
Recipe by: HAMM
A lovely combination of chesse and sweet poatoes makes this a rich, smooth, comforting soup! A lovely starter for a dinner party during autumn or winter.
Recipe by: DOLPHIN
These mini quiches are so quick and easy you could get your little one to help you. They are great for entertaining, for kids' parties and as a snack and also great for school lunch boxes and can be whipped up in no time! If you don't have puff pastry I have made these without and they still come out really good.
Recipe by: Clare
A cream cheese and Parmesan filling is stuffed into mushroom caps before baking.
Recipe by: Angie Gorkoff
Individual ramekins of lobster baked with a breadcrumb topping make for an impressive dinner party starter.
Recipe by: Gina Owens-Stanley
Delightful soup made with chestnuts toasted in butter, chicken stock, vegetables and Madeira wine. You can substitute Marsala for the Madeira. Serve hot with a spoonful of soured cream and a light sprinkle of cayenne pepper. This soup can be made up to 2 days in advance.
Recipe by: Laurie Tarasiewicz
This elegant make-ahead salmon starter requires a bit of time, but is actually rather easy. You'll need a terrine. Great to make ahead for dinner parties!
Recipe by: Swiss Phil
I love dumplings and have come up with this recipe using all of my favourite ingredients. The dumplings consist of pork, prawns, watercress, water chestnuts, and are absolutely delicious! Great for a party.
Recipe by: Vivian Lee
An absolutely delicious starter. To freeze: Freeze canapes uncovered until solid. Wrap well and return to freezer. Reheat at 200 C / Gas 6 until heated through.
Recipe by: Wilma Scott
Rice, grated Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and herbs are mixed together and formed into balls, then deep-fried until crisp and golden. Delicious! They make a tasty little starter or snack served with an Italian tomato and basil sauce. You can also use leftover rice.
Recipe by: VINCE JONES