Why not start a new Christmas dinner tradition with one of these delicious centrepieces? We've got beef, ham, lamb, goose, duck, guinea fowl, pheasant and even partridge to choose from!
A vegetarian alternative. Goat's cheese and vegetables are wrapped in a puff pastry case and baked until golden. All the filling ingredients have approximate weights as your own personal taste really does make a difference. This is a great recipe to experiment with though.
Not only are low-fat lentils richer in protein than most other pulses, but their slightly smoky flavour makes a great base for this tasty nut roast, packed with colourful vegetables and served with a quick tomato sauce.
Beautifully tender pork loin and thyme served with a cider sauce.
This is an easy leg of lamb recipe that has been in my family for years. You also get a rich tomato-rosemary gravy. Roast until the internal temperature of the meat is at least 70 C.
This is my favourite roast pork recipe. I serve it with roasties, homemade chunky apple sauce and broad beans.
A crunchy deep crust of herb-flavoured breadcrumbs ensures a succulent roast beef. It's roasted with a selection of root vegetables and served with a rich gravy, made using the pan juices.
This is an excellent way of cooking all your vegetables with a joint of meat in one roasting tin. Parsnips as well as courgettes and red onions provide a colourful and delicious mixture.
Lean gamy partridge tastes especially good served with an autumn-fruit preserve. Try serving with a peppery salad such as red mustard and red chard leaves.
Poaching ham keeps it moist without adding any fat. Try serving with mashed potatoes and a selection of steamed vegetables.
The season for pheasant is from the end of September to the end of January, but it is available frozen all year. Pheasant is high in protein, low in fat and cholesterol, and ideal for juicy pot-roasting.
Partridge, seen by many as the king of game birds, has sweet, succulent meat that is also low in cholesterol.
Beef Wellington should always be served with the centre slightly pink. Enjoy!
This roast ham takes little effort to prepare, but still tastes delicious!
This is a simple roast duck recipe that's easy for anyone to make. It results in a flavourful, perfectly moist roast duck. Wonderful for special occasions.
Beef rib joint is marinated in a mixture of ginger, marmalade, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce, mustard and beer. This marinade tenderises the meat. It is the roasted to perfection. Serve on special occasions or Sunday lunch.
This is a roast duck recipe from Lübeck, Germany. You can use this as a great Christmas stuffing for turkey or any other fowl or poultry, but you'll have to change the stuffing quantities depending on the size of the bird.
Super-easy roast beef that always tastes delicious. It's important to use top quality grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. I don't often buy beef, but when I do I always buy the best. You don't have to do too much with it then in terms of seasoning.
This is a great alternative roast for Christmas dinner or Sunday lunch. Racks of lambs are roasted with lavender, then served with sauteed chanterelles and green beans. Serve two lamb chops per person.
This is an elegant, yet incredibly easy meal to make for formal dinner parties. It also makes a wonderful alternative to Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner.
A delicious twist on the classic roast chicken and bread sauce. Chicken is roasted to perfection and served with an almond-cinnamon bread sauce. It makes a wonderful alternative to the classic Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner.