Chef Gary O’Hanlon Shares Delicious Recipes and Helpful Tips to Cook Perfect Lidl Christmas Dinner
Lidl Northern Ireland has partnered with award-winning chef, Gary O’Hanlon, to bring customers a luxurious Christmas dinner menu that is sure to impress your loved ones for less than £7 per person. Chef Gary has also shared his top tips to create the perfect Lidl Christmas meal as well as some delicious recipes to spice up your dinner this year. During what has been a particularly challenging year for many families, Lidl has made sure you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy a luxurious Christmas meal this year.
Starter: Cured Salmon Gravadlax
This Christmas spoil your family for less by serving them cured salmon with Lidl’s Salmon Gravadlax. Chef Gary recommends a cold starter as your stove will be full of pots and pans for the main course.
Price per head: £1.60
Suggested pairing: Lidl’s Comte de Senneval Champagne (£14)
Main Course: Roast Breast of Turkey
Ham Croquette, Chantenay Carrot, Spiked Cranberry Stuffing, Bone Jus, Parsnip Crisps
Truffled Brussels Sprouts & Smoked Bacon Mornay, Duck Fat Roasties: Candied Turnip, Rosapenna Pommes
For the main meal, Chef Gary has created a creative twist on the classic Christmas turkey and ham. His top tip for this course is to minimise the use of pots and pans by roasting your veggies on the same tray. They will then cook alongside the Turkey for the last hour perfectly.
Price per person: £3.50
Suggested pairing: Lidl’s Chianti Riserva (£6.99) or Lidl’s Chile Chardonnay (£4.35)
Dessert: Classic Crème Brûlée
Chef Gary recommends planning ahead with your dessert so make it in advance and keep it sitting in the fridge until your guests are ready for the grand finale! Make a showstopping dessert that won’t take you hours by using Lidl’s tasty ready-made crème brûlée and serve with biscuit and scrumptious seasonal candied Christmas pudding ice-cream.
Price per person: £1.30
Suggested pairing: Lidl’s award-winning World’s Best Prosecco, Allini Conegliano Superiore Prosecco (£7.99)
If you are looking for some vegan options, Chef Gary has some delicious alternatives that you can whip up for vegan or vegetarian guests. Go for something a little different for the main course with a celeriac tasting served with vegan versions of the brussels sprouts and roasties while the candied turnip can be enjoyed by the whole family. For dessert, wow them with a vegan cheesecake made with Maplecomb & Glazed Figs.
The GastroGays have created some festive cocktails exclusively for Lidl so why not finish off your meal with a delicious Snow S’more cocktail using Lidl’s Korol Vodka (£10.49) from their everyday spirits range. With the rim of the glass coated in digestive biscuits, it’s the perfect drink to finish off your meal with. For something a little lighter after enjoying a rich festive feast, treat yourself to a Merry Martini cocktail made with Lidl’s Hortus Plum & Cinnamon Gin Liqueur (£9.99) from the retailer’s winter spirits range, Vermouth and lime.
Lidl’s Christmas range is available in all 166 stores across the country with additional items being added on a weekly basis. Keep an eye on the in-store leaflet to keep up to date.