Christmas starters

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!

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20 reviews
 
50min

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

 
10 reviews
 
30min

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

 
6 reviews
 
30min

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

 
7 reviews
 
55min

A cream cheese and Parmesan filling is stuffed into mushroom caps before baking.

Recipe by: Angie Gorkoff

 
7 reviews
 
35min

Individual ramekins of lobster baked with a breadcrumb topping make for an impressive dinner party starter.

Recipe by: Gina Owens-Stanley

 
4 reviews
 
50min

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

 
4 reviews
 
8hr48min

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

 
5 reviews
 
50min

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

 
3 reviews
 
32min

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

 
3 reviews
 
1hr5min

I have been working with various stuffing for filo parcels. This is by far the best I have come up with. This makes a delicious Christmas starter!

Recipe by: MattyGit

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