Fancy a change from traditional turkey, trimmings and Xmas pud? Try our alternative menu with saffron turkey, chorizo sprouts and Christmas cheesecake.
You don’t have to stick with tradition when it comes to Christmas dinner.Add different spices and herbs to your dishes for an alternative Christmas feast.
The best thing about this starter is you can make it in advance and freeze it. One less dish to cook on the day!
Get the recipe: Bacon and chestnut soup
A little goes a long way when it comes to saffron, but the delicate flavour will give your roast turkey a special touch.
Get the recipe: Phil Vickery’s saffron turkey
Give your crunchy roast spuds a lift with the warming flavours of cumin, chilli, turmeric and coriander.
Get the recipe: Cumin roast baby potatoes
Brussels sprouts are a must at Xmas dinner. This version with chorizo and a splash of dry sherry is extra-tasty.
Get the recipe: Sprouts with chorizo
The sweetness of honey and the spicy kick of mustard is a delicious combo in this easy parsnip recipe.
Get the recipe: Honey mustard roast parsnips
A few strands of saffron are all you need to perk up this delicious bread sauce, a must-have with roast dinner.
Get the recipe: Saffron-scented bread sauce
A classic gravy recipe with a drop of dry white wine and redcurrant jelly, perfect for drizzling over Xmas dinner.
Get the recipe: White wine gravy
Red cabbage is delicious cooked with apple, herbs and spices like in this recipe. Try adding wholegrain mustard or mustard seeds for extra flavour.
Get the recipe: Braised red cabbage