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.
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.
A lovely combination of chesse and sweet poatoes makes this a rich, smooth, comforting soup! Great starter for a dinner party during autumn or winter.
Amazing fresh, easy prawn toast. Now you can make this delicious Chinese dim sum favourite at home.
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!
Individual ramekins of lobster baked with a breadcrumb topping make for an impressive dinner party starter.
A cream cheese and Parmesan filling is stuffed into mushroom caps before baking.
This pâté makes a delicious and elegant starter. Serve with thin slices of toasted baguette.
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.
A family recipe, this pate has a roux base, and is softer than geletine based pate, making it great for spreading on toast. Pate is a flexible dish - this could be made with lamb or calf liver, or peppers could be mixed in with the onions