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Our favourite Midwinter Christmas recipes

Embrace winter and find that inner festive spirit. With mid-winter Christmas parties now firmly established in the Kiwi calendar, these recipes will help you take your celebration to a new level.

Feta and Sunshine Stuffed Boneless Lamb Leg

Looking for an easy and tasty recipe for roast lamb? You'll love this boneless lamb leg stuffed with feta cheese, pesto, and sun-dried tomatoes - perfect for serving at Sunday dinner, Christmas feast, or your next get-together.

Beef Wellington Bites

Whether you're looking for an easy-to-prepare, yet impressive looking, appetiser for a dinner party, Christmas lunch, or just something a little bit fancy to serve the family, these Beef Wellington Bites are just what you need!

Mustard and garlic crust roast beef

If you're on the hunt for an easy entertaining option, look no further than this classic mustard and garlic-crusted roast beef! Served with your pick of vegetable sides, this family-favourite makes a truly scrumptious Midwinter centerpiece.


Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine

These slow-cooked lamb shanks are a Kiwi family favorite dinner. This six-ingredient recipe is deceptively simple and sees fall-off-the-bone shanks braised in a rich, deeply flavoured red wine sauce, to deliver a restaurant-quality meal. Perfect for any Midwinter Christmas feast!

Barbecued Tri-Tip Steak with Italian Potato Salad

Visually impressive, but easy to cook, this steak recipe is the perfect BBQ addition to any Midwinter Christmas feast. Ready in under 30 minutes, it's as big on flavour as it is light on fuss.

Ultimate Leg of Lamb

A roast leg of lamb has long been hailed as the ultimate Kiwi Christmas favourite, and this recipe requires zero fuss as the oven does the hard work. Infused with flavours of garlic and thyme and topped with a creamy meat sauce, you won't be disappointed. We served the lamb on a thick bed of thyme for that perfect festive touch.

Lamb and Green Pea Bruschetta

Bruschetta with a twist. We used finely sliced lamb shortloin and herby smashed peas, finished off with a squeeze of lemon for added flavour. Sure to be a hit as a Midwinter Christmas starter.

Paprika Spiced Cutlets

Barbecue these lamb cutlets and top with a generous dollop of homemade smoked paprika mayonnaise, for the perfect Midwinter Christmas starter.

Sirloin on Seed Crackers with Horseradish Crème Fraiche

We love this combination of barbecued sirloin and horse radish crème fraiche. Serve on crisp seed crackers or store-bought blinis.

Posted by Shawn Moodie

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