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Christmas at Iceland

Christmas Recipes

Get creative and treat the family to a festive feast with our mouthwatering seasonal recipes – including Gilded Turkey from our TV ad. Yum.

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Brandy Butter

A dollop of this makes Christmas (and be generous with the brandy!).


  • 1 pack softened butter
  • 20ml brandy
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 orange zest


  • 1. Mix the softened butter with the brown sugar.
  • 2. Once well mixed add the orange zest and brandy.
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Egg Nog

Rich, sweet and a little bit naughty – the perfect festive drink.


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 1 pint of milk
  • 1 pot of double cream
  • 250ml rum
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • 1. Whisk the egg yolks and the sugar until pale.
  • 2. Bring the milk, rum and the cream to the boil with the cinnamon sticks.
  • 3. Pour over the egg and sugar mixture and stir well.
  • 4. Place into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Brandy Sauce

Don’t deny your Christmas pud some brandy sauce... it’s the perfect accompaniment.


  • 1 pot of double cream
  • 80ml brandy
  • 75g granulated sugar
  • 15g plain flour
  • 150ml water


  • 1. Add the sugar and the brandy to a pan with 50ml of water.
  • 2. Bring to the boil, then add the cream.
  • 3. Bring to the boil again.
  • 4. Mix the flour and the rest of the water together and whisk into the sauce.
  • 5. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes until it has thickened.
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"Pimped" Christmas Gravy

Secret ingredient to your best gravy ever? Iceland’s Luxury Cranberry and Port Sauce…


  • 100g of retained roasting pan vegetables and meat juices
  • Bisto gravy granules
  • Water
  • 2 tbsps of Iceland Luxury Cranberry and Port Sauce.


  • 1. In a medium heavy based pan add the retained roasting pan vegetables and cover with water.
  • 2. Bring to the boil and add enough Bisto gravy granules to thicken.
  • 3. Blend until smooth with a hand blender.
  • 4. Add two tablespoons or more to taste of the Iceland luxury cranberry and port sauce.
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Pear and Partridge Pâté

Impress all your guests with this stunning yet simple festive starter (but don’t tell them about the simple bit).


  • Apples
  • Peppery leaf salad
  • Partridge Pâté with Pear
  • Caramelised Red Onion Chutney
  • Croute


  • 1. Present the apple and peppery leaf as a side salad.
  • 2. Add the pate and caramelised onion to the toasted croute.
  • 3. Dress with oil and serve.
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Winter Spiced Christmas Ham

Give your Christmas dinner a unique twist… yes, a barbecued ham!


  • 1 defrosted gammon joint
  • 35g red chili
  • 2 red onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 135ml malt vinegar
  • 50ml soy sauce
  • 3tbsp mixed spice
  • 60g sugar
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp nutmeg


Make the marinade:

  • 1. Puree the marinade ingredient until they make a thick paste.
  • 2. Place the gammon in a large bowl and cover with marinade.
  • 3. Leave to marinade for 4 hours or overnight if possible.


  • 1. Place marinated gammon into a deep baking tray.
  • 2. Place on to a pre-lit BBQ set up for indirect cooking at 120º for 3 hours.
  • 3. Remove and rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Oven cook:

  • 1. Place marinated gammon into a deep baking tray and cover with a layer of grease proof paper and a layer of tin foil.
  • 2. Place into a preheated oven at 180º for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • 3. Remove the tin foil and grease proof paper.
  • 4. Cook the Gammon for a further 20 minutes.
  • 5. Remove and rest for 15 minutes before serving.
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Luxury Raspberry & Pistachio Pavlova

Serve with whipped cream, raspberries and white chocolate cookies, and hey-presto Pavlova…


  • Iceland Luxury Raspberry & Pistachio Pavlova
  • Double Cream
  • Raspberries
  • Iceland Luxury Belgian White Chocolate Cookies


  • 1. Tip - Cut the pavlova while frozen for the perfect slice.
  • 2. Defrost slices individually in the fridge.
  • 3. Serve with home whipped double cream and extra raspberries.
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Sausage Meat Stuffing

The ultimate stuffing just tastes of Christmas (with the help of our Luxury Cranberry Sauce with Port).


  • 1 Pack of defrosted sausage meat
  • 1 finely diced onion
  • 2 tbsp Iceland Luxury Cranberry Sauce with Port
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp of frozen parsley
  • 25g of butter
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • 1. Sweat the onions and garlic with the butter until soft.
  • 2. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and cool completely.
  • 3. Add the sausage meat, parsley, breadcrumbs, cranberry sauce and season.
  • 4. Place into a casserole dish and bake at 180ºC for 25 minutes.
  • 5. Alternatively, use as a stuffing for your turkey.

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