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!


 
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

 
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

 
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

 
55min

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

Recipe by: Angie Gorkoff

 
35min

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

Recipe by: Gina Owens-Stanley

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
25min

This pâté makes a delicious and elegant starter. Serve with thin slices of toasted baguette.

Recipe by: MISS AMY

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