Christmas dinner is synonymous with roast turkey, and although this is a firm favourite that is fabulous when cooked properly, sometimes it is nice to try something a little different.
This collection is full of recipe ideas for your main course on Christmas day. If you are looking for a simple and elegant dish, try Matthew Tomkinson's Dexter beef with Jerusalem artichoke - a recipe that is full of flavour but won't leave you incapacitated from over-eating. Or how about a rich gamey dish, like Simon Rogan's venison leg cooked in hay, an experimental and unusual recipe for the experienced cook. For a full-flavoured, creative Christmas dish, try Bruno Loubet's festive quails - packed with flavour from Pancetta, grape and cranberry. Being a vegetarian doesn't mean that your Christmas meal has to be a boring, dry nut roast. Take a look at our vegetarian Christmas recipe collection for lots of inspiration.
Those pressed for time over the Christmas season should take a look at our collection of easy Christmas recipes.