Go on treat yourself
IT'S that time of year again, it sure does come around fast. You may be home alone this Christmas or your family may have gone on holidays and it can be very lonely for those left at home. So I thought it might be nice to have a Christmas lunch menu for 1 or 2 people. This way you can be a bit more extravagant if you don't have feed a whole table of people.
You can start off with smoked salmon blinis then a lovely seafood platter and dessert.
Why not buy a ½ a dozen oysters, ½ kilo of prawns, a Moreton Bay bug (cut it in half) a piece of hot smoked salmon or smoked salmon, scallops, crab and have a seafood feast. Don't forget a nice tossed salad, some beautiful cheese, mango and strawberries and fresh bread.
Take your time and enjoy. You will also need a nice bottle of bubbly or chilled sauvignon blanc or a few beers, they go beautifully with seafood.
If you're not a fan of seafood make a platter with cold chicken and sliced roast beef or pork with salad, mango and bread. This is also a nice meal.
A far as dessert goes, a small plum pudding from the supermarket or local market and have all the trimmings or make a special Eton mess with meringue, ice-cream with mango. Go on, treat yourself it's Christmas.
SMOKED SALMON BLINI'S
You will need
A few slices of smoked salmon
Blinis (these are mini pikelets, don't make them too sweet if you make your own)
A little bit of dill or finely sliced chives
Spread creme fraiche on pikelets, place smoked salmon on top, sprinkle a bit of dill or chives and the're done. Serve with a nice glass of bubbly.
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